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Starbucks Establishes CUP Fund In Japan

It’s quite known that Starbucks is very dedicated to helping out humanity in need. After the recent developings in Japan, Starbucks Coffee Japan announced the establishment of the Starbucks CUP Fund (Caring Unites Partners). Japan will receive a lot of contributions from this company, around $12 million to the Red Cross for efforts in devastated country and Read more

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Starbucks Celebrates 15 Years Of Operating In Japan

Starbucks Japan has launched a limited edition double latte for its 15th anniversary, and is selling it in convenience stores across the country. Just to show how much they appreciate their customers loyalty in Japan, Starbucks has come up with the “Share with a Friend” campaign. With every purchased ready-to-drink iced coffee, the customer gets Read more

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Starbucks Presented a Card with Braille Lettering

“Our Fall 2011 card is all about the brilliant colors of autumn’s changing leaves. But given that October is also National Disability Awareness Month, we thought we’d take this opportunity to release our first Starbucks Card with Braille lettering so that all can share.” Starbucks desires to have its coffee available in all countries and Read more

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Starbucks Building Business in Grocery Industry

Howard Schultz (Starbucks’ CEO) has plans of expanding internationally and building a major multibillion-dollar business in the grocery industry. “I think we have an enormous opportunity to do a lot of things in the food and beverage industry,” Schultz told the German magazine Der Spiegel. “In the next 12 to 18 months, we will be unveiling new products and entirely Read more

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Fashion Designers for Starbucks

Starbucks – a brand that everybody loves and drinks, from now will be wearable with signatures of three leading fashion designers: Alexander Wang, Sophie Theallet, and Billy Reid. “I was inspired by the global community, and all the connections involved around a cup of Starbucks coffee”- Theallet. After getting involved in music and house wares, now Starbuck has Read more

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Starbucks launches Coffee K-Cup Portion Packs

Starbucks’s coffee K-Cup Portion Packs for the Keurig coffee maker will be available in the U. S. from November 2011. Keurig Single Cup Brewing system is made and sold by Green Mountain Coffee Roaster, Inc. Coffee K-Cup Portion Packs will be in almost every food, drug, club, specialty and department stores just in time for Read more

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Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte Facebook competition

Starbucks + Facebook = a winning combination to promote the return of the very anticipated Pumpkin Spice Latte and to open the door to the new fall holiday season. A new Pumpkin Spice Latte application and challenge will be unveiled on Starbucks’ page on monday. The application/game will take advantage of about 24 million Facebook Read more

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A Closer Look Into Starbucks

So, it’s the 40th anniversary of Starbucks. New coffee, new logo, new IDENTITY, and everybody just freakin’ loves it. Here we have a case of a brand that’s really popular and ‘cool’ in the society. It makes a big change in its look, and everywhere I read or hear, everyone says it’s just great. Well, Read more

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#RaceTogether or Drift Further Apart?

Whether at the forefront or in the background of the US political landscape, race relations are always a relevant topic. A topic proven to be a difficult juggling act for professional politicians, to say nothing of the “average” person. In the aftermath of the recent protests that have shaken several U.S. cities after grand juries have declined Read more

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The Semiotics of Brand Building

Smoke signifies fire – thus the saying ‘where there’s smoke, there’s fire.’ Similarly, facial micro expressions often manifest unseen emotions. Even words or letters, which are only sounds, carry meaning to communicate and persuade. Like signs and symbols, brands are also imaginative signposts, signifying sign-object relations and connecting specific signs to definite objects. Take for Read more

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