A Retail Marketer's Guide To Getting On The Emoji Train

Alyssa Altman | Posted 05.16.2016 | Canada Business
Alyssa Altman

The explosion of emojis has changed texting and digital communications, but how useful are they in business? While some industries are waiting to see if this animated and emotional trend will blow over, retail marketers are embracing emojis as a new way to engage potential and repeat customers and increase sales.

Starbucks Sued For Putting Too Much Ice In Iced Coffee Drinks

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 05.02.2016 | Canada Business

Starbucks considers the lawsuit to be without merit.

I Was Shamed For Being A Stay-At-Home Dad

James Di Fiore | Posted 04.19.2016 | Canada Parents
James Di Fiore

I thought it was just a random idiot, an anecdotal experience I could laugh at but not take too seriously. And then it happened again. And then it kept on happening. Strangers, sometimes men (but mostly women), would make off the cuff comments about me staying home to take care of my kid.

What's In Your Starbucks Matcha Latte?

Nikki Fotheringham | Posted 04.14.2016 | Canada Living
Nikki Fotheringham

There you are standing in the Starbucks line, stifling a guffaw as the chump in front of you orders a Frappuccino with whipped cream. Why so smug? Well, because you have cracked the secret to enjoying delicious Starbuck's beverages that are actually healthy. That's right, your matcha tea latte with soy milk is delicious and it's going to help you look amazing in that bathing suit too. But hold on a second -- what if your latte isn't the health tonic you assume it is?

This New Starbucks Evening Menu Is Making Us Drool

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 04.05.2016 | Canada Living

Pass the truffle popcorn.

Starbucks Canada Starts Serving Booze Next Week

CP | Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.01.2016 | Canada Business

Ontario wines and local brews will be among the selection.

Canadian Food Banks 'Delighted' By Starbucks U.S. Food Waste Plan

CBC | CBC News | Posted 03.26.2016 | Canada Living

Starbucks says it will use refrigerated vans to pick up unsold food from its 7,600 U.S. company-operated stores and distribute it through food banks.

Si, Certo! Starbucks Could Actually Take Off In Italy

Rondi Adamson | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Business
Rondi Adamson

They've got an awful lot of coffee in Italy already, and they love and drink it in their own style: typically, espresso gulped down quickly, served not with a cruller, but a cornetto or biscotto. So a big non si fa came to mind when I considered the idea of Starbucks in Italy. That is, until I thought about the power of the brand, something not to be trivialized.

You Might Get Fewer Freebies With Starbucks' Rewards Program

CP | Candice Choi, The Associated Press | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Business

People who spend around $5 or less per visit won't get as many freebies.

Starbucks Rolls Out Mobile Ordering In Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.18.2016 | Canada British Columbia

Impatient caffeine addicts, rejoice.

Starbucks Employee Fired For Stealing Credit Card Info

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Business

A customer confronted her at a drive-thru in this dramatic video.

WATCH: How To Make Holiday Latte Art Like A Champ

The Huffington Post Canada | Evan Pang | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living

You'll want to watch how she pulls off the Christmas tree in a cup

Canada's Youth Need More And Better Opportunities

Rossann Williams | Posted 11.25.2015 | Canada Business
Rossann Williams

Young people represent a vital and untapped resource for Canadian business, but many employers don't have clear strategies to recruit, train and retain them.

Tim Hortons Locations Ditch Porcelain In Favour Of Disposables

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Business

Tim Hortons has received some negative publicity of late over reports it sends recyclable materials straight to landfills. And now comes word the chai...

'Full House' Star Gets Real About Starbucks' 'War On Christmas'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 11.10.2015 | Canada Living

"It's a red cup, folks."

Some Christians Are Not Happy About Starbucks' Holiday Cups

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Prestwich | Posted 11.09.2015 | Canada Living

"Starbucks removed Christmas from their cups because they hate Jesus."

Marketers Can Learn From Pumpkin Spice Season

Karin Campbell | Posted 11.04.2015 | Canada Business
Karin Campbell

As winter approaches and the trees are losing their leaves, there's no better time to take a good look at the season passing us by: Pumpkin Spice Season. While it tends to be a love-it-or-hate-it flavour, there's a lot that marketers can learn from the pumpkin spice phenomenon.

Starbucks' Red Cups For The Holidays Arrive

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 10.22.2015 | Canada Living

Simplicity is the word this year.

New Salads (And A Bunch Of Other Things) Have Arrived At Starbucks

The Huffington Post Canada | Arti Patel | Posted 10.13.2015 | Canada Living

The coffee chain is changing up their menu for fall.

Starbucks Order-Ahead Service Coming To GTA Stores

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Business

No more standing in line for that latte.

Toronto Woman Launches Lawsuit Against Starbucks After Alleged Assault

CP | Liam Casey | Posted 09.09.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO — A Toronto woman has launched a lawsuit against Starbucks alleging a supervisor assaulted and threatened her, and the company failed to pro...

I May Be Retired But I Still Have Lots to Offer

David Martin | Posted 08.22.2015 | Canada Living
David Martin

Having been retired for five years now, I have to say, for the most part, it has been great. I get to do what I want when I want and, best of all, I no longer have to get up early and trudge off to work.

Starbucks Canada Hikes Prices

CP | David Friend, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Even with the price of coffee beans falling, a cup of joe at your neighbourhood Starbucks could be a little more expensive starting Tuesday....

You Might As Well Dance

Jean-Paul Bedard | Posted 04.28.2015 | Canada Living
Jean-Paul Bedard

As a writer and a long distance runner, I spend a lot of my day in Starbucks locations across the city, and for years I've had a massive pet peeve abo...

Booze And Delivery Are Coming To Canadian Starbucks

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.06.2015 | Canada Business

Feel like a venti beer? Or how about a glass of wine instead of that skinny mocha? Starbucks is set to change the rules of the Canadian coffee shop...