Starbucks

Starbucks Aims To Change How You Pay For Your Morning Joe

CP | Candice Choi, The Associated Press | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Starbucks launched a mobile order-and-pay-ahead option in the Portland, Oregon, area this week as it prepares to expand the offering ...

Social Media Outrage Brings Starbucks Gingerbread Latte Back To B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Hillary Nguyen-Don | Posted 11.06.2014 | Canada British Columbia

It's an early Christmas miracle! When Starbucks announced it was no longer offering the gingerbread latte in B.C., coffee drinkers used the power o...

The Surprising Thing On Which Canada Leads The World

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.28.2014 | Canada Business

It's not unconditional love or anything, but Canadians are pretty crazy about Tim Hortons. So it might come as a surprise to learn that Canada is t...

Tip A Starbucks Barista? There's An App For That

CP | Candice Choi, The Associated Press | Posted 05.12.2014 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Starbucks will soon let customers leave tips with its mobile payment app, which raises the question — how often do people tip their...

LOOK: You Could Have Starbucks -- Or You Could Have These Foods

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.10.2014 | Canada Living

In the great perpetual quest to make ourselves healthy, it's easy to slip up when it comes to daily habits, like buying Starbucks or other morning cof...

The Dangerous Mistake U.S. Retailers Make in Canada

Ben Hanuka | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Business
Ben Hanuka

More than a mere few US retailers assume that expanding into Canada, because of its relatively small population (the population of California alone, at about 38 million, is larger than Canada's roughly 35 million), is akin to expanding into just another state. Making this assumption -- blindsided by the admittedly vast similarities across all walks of life -- is downright dangerous.

So Starbucks Got Your Name Wrong? Get Over It, Princess

Jonathan Naymark | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Living
Jonathan Naymark

Do you really want to know why a barista not remembering their name offends people? Because people think they are special. Everyone thinks that his or her drink order is special and that his or her name is special. Everyone is too busy being offended about how they are special to realize that to an hourly employee trying to get by, you're just another non-fat, extra hot, no foam double latte.

The Starbucks Drink You Can Only Buy In Toronto, Vancouver And China

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Living

Starting this week, Toronto and Vancouver can easily get a taste of one of China's most beloved drinks. With two of the largest Chinese population...

Preschoolers Prefer Starbucks Over McDonald's

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Alberta

If you want your preschooler to eat his carrots, package them in a Starbucks wrapper. In a study conducted recently by the University of Calgary, a...

The 6 Things We'll Be Drinking Next Year

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 12.12.2013 | Canada Living

Tea, handcrafted sodas, vermouth and sour beer are among some of the beverage trends forecast to make a splash in 2014 by a team of influential restau...

Is StarbucksDrakeHands A Hoax?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Music

Last week, Piper Kennedy was just another aspiring model/actress in L.A. Then she went to Starbucks. One of the baristas struck up a conversation ...

How Canadians Take Their Coffee

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Living

Earlier this month, we asked HuffPost Canada readers about their coffee habits. Do you take your cup of joe black? Do you have it over breakfast at ho...

RECIPE: A Healthier Pumpkin Scone

Kristine Fretwell | Posted 12.07.2013 | Canada Living
Kristine Fretwell

A traditional Pumpkin Scone from Starbucks has 480 calories, 17 g fat, 78 g of carbs, 43 g of sugar and 6 g protein. Sigh...that's like having a couple of chocolate bars. So, I wanted to create a scone that I'd eat too...and guess what...we like it even better than the original. I tested them side by side.

Hey Canada! How Do You Take Your Coffee?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada Living

There aren't many rituals that unite working Canadians like the morning cup of coffee (sorry tea drinkers). You might work in an office in a big city,...

Westin Harbour Castle; A Home Away from Home

Amber Rehman | Posted 04.27.2013 | Canada Travel
Amber Rehman

  To find a good hotel that suits your family's needs is like looking for a second home. For our family the winner hands down has been the We...

Play4Perks Means Earning Rewards While Playing Games On Your Phone

John F. Gray | Posted 04.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia
John F. Gray

Three former game studio executives with 40+ years of experience could easily be basking in the console glory days of the past. Instead of opting for white sandy beaches and umbrella drinks, these former EA (Electronic Arts) colleagues have co-founded a company that adds rewards to mobile games as you play.

How Rock 'n' Roll Is Starbucks Coffee?

Danko Jones | Posted 01.30.2013 | Canada Music
Danko Jones

Temptations are always abound in the world of rock 'n' roll and it's easy to be drawn to them like flies to a pile of shit. In the last few years I have fallen to an addiction -- I've become a coffee drinker. When I told my friends I'd caved they excitedly began schooling me on the world of java. Still, drinking Starbucks coffee doesn't come without its share of conditions and compromises.

Have We Traded Our Iconic Brands for One Hit Wonders?

Mitch Joel | Posted 01.27.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

The speed with which our world now lives could well put an end to the world of iconic brands. Before all of this connectivity, a great brand could stand the test of time. It now seems like insanity. The Beatles were iconic. Do you believe that any of the musicians today that we admire will be able to leave this kind of legacy? What about companies?

Go Haute For The Holidays With The Rodarte For Starbucks Collection

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Kelsey | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Style

We bet the Olsen twins will be happy about this one.

How Starbucks Turned me into a Brand Ambassador

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 12.01.2012 | Canada Business
Sharon Vinderine

For me, the quintessential source of inspiration comes from where I start every morning, and that place is Starbucks. I am a Starbucks Brand Addict because they have created an environment and a brand that has me hooked. What Starbucks has done rather ingeniously, is create a Brand Ambassador out of me without me even knowing it. Here are some ways that Starbucks is doing it right and how you can learn from their holistic approach to the customer experience.

Why Starbucks Shares Are Diving

CP | Candice Choi, The Associated Press | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Starbucks Corp. on Thursday reported third-quarter net income that fell short of Wall Street expectations and cut its outlook for the...

Will Starbucks Save America?

Daniel Baylis | Posted 09.17.2012 | Canada Business
Daniel Baylis

The coffee company has decided to contribute something new on their menu board. Not only are they offering up their classic Orange Mocha Frappuccinos, now they are pushing -- wait for it -- jobs.

No More Crushed Beetles In Starbucks Drinks

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 06.19.2012 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Starbucks Corp. says it will stop using a red dye in its drinks that is derived from crushed bugs.The Seattle-based coffee chain said...

Starbucks Cancels Contract With Burnaby Bakery

CBC | Posted 03.10.2012 | Canada Living

A Burnaby, B.C., bakery says Starbucks has cancelled its long-term contract because the coffee giant now supplies stores across Canada wi...

We Tried It: Starbucks Cake Pop Kit

The Huffington Post Canada | Rebecca Zamon | Posted 10.31.2012 | Canada Living

Each week, the Huffington Post Canada's Living team will try out something that has sparked our curiosity, and as long as we live to tell the tale (se...