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10 июля, 13:32

Starbucks introduces 'latte levy' of 5p on single-use paper cups

Coffee giant first in UK to add charge in bid to cut overuse of 2.5bn disposable cups a yearStarbucks is the first UK coffee chain to introduce a national “latte levy” - a 5p charge on single-use paper coffee cups - in a bid to reduce the overuse and waste of 2.5bn disposable cups every year.Following the success of a three-month trial in London, the chain said it would roll out the charge to all of its 950 stores in the UK from 26 July. Continue reading...

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09 июля, 14:38

Starbucks to ditch plastic straws globally by 2020 to help environment

Seattle-based company will use other materials for strawsStrawless lids to debut in Seattle and Vancouver this fallStarbucks will eliminate plastic straws from its stores globally by 2020, in a nod to the growing push for businesses to be more environmentally friendly. The Seattle-based company said on Monday it will instead use straws made from other materials, and lids designed not to need straws. Continue reading...

15 июня, 13:50

В Канаде объявили бойкот продукции из США

Жители Канады объявили бойкот товарам, произведенным в США после возникших разногласий между американским президентом Дональдом...

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11 июня, 12:00

Why a little French surrealism (not big chains) can save our high streets | Andy Merrifield

Identikit Britain needs a new value system for our cites and small towns, one which empowers individuals and small businessesGrowing up in Liverpool in the 1970s, I remember a time when you couldn’t get a decent cup of coffee anywhere. This was very troubling for me, a wannabe French surrealist shacked up in gloomy Garston. Those surrealists used to drink a lot of coffee. They liked to talk and hang out in cafes. And with all that caffeine inside them, afterwards they liked to walk the city streets. In those streets, they said, you could discover novelty and chance encounter. That’s the meaning of life in the city, they said, novelty.A bit later, I read Jane Jacobs. She wrote a great book in the early 1960s called The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Jacobs drank more gin than coffee. She particularly liked her local – New York’s White Horse Tavern, on the same Greenwich Village block she lived. Jacobs didn’t much like what planners had done to cities both sides of the Atlantic, nor what they were to mastermind. They peddled the silly idea that functional separation was the way forward, that spaces should have mono-uses – work here, residence there, leisure someplace else. Jacobs said this destroyed the mixed land uses and diversity that made neighbourhoods vibrant, that brought life to cities of all shapes and sizes. The city block that worked best, she said, was the block “with high-yield, middling-yield, low-yield, and no-yield enterprises”. Continue reading...

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06 июня, 13:00

The policing of black Americans is racial harassment funded by the state

When the police’s job is to uphold a racialized law and order, black people can be arrested just for living their livesThe rap group Public Enemy famously stated that “911 is a joke”. But that was in 1990. These days 911 is dead serious. Anyone in the United States can dial those three numbers and summon people with guns and handcuffs to participate in their anti-black paranoia. It’s racial harassment, sponsored by the government and supported by tax dollars. Continue reading...

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06 июня, 13:00

Oppression in America: 'To root this out we need a movement against racist policies'

To root out racism, academics and activists say, talk of healing is not enough: the bias at the heart of American politics, policing and society must be addressedIt seems as though every single day, the list grows.Waiting in a coffee shop while black. Selling real estate while black. Moving in while black. Napping while black. Working out while black. Continue reading...

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05 июня, 00:44

Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz to quit amid rumors of run for office

Schultz, who joined in 1982 and has overseen global expansion, says options range from ‘philanthropy to public service’Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz will step down later this month, the coffee chain he turned into a global giant announced on Monday.Schultz, who has been outspoken on political and social issues, has long attracted speculation that he will run for office, potentially as a Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. In a memo to staff, he did little to squash those rumours. Continue reading...

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29 мая, 14:33

Training Starbucks staff won’t fix racism – but changing the rules will | Gaby Hinsliff

A day off learning about unconscious bias will have little effect. What will work is allowing anyone to stay in its coffee shops without buyingHow long does it take to change someone’s mind?A lot longer than it takes to read a newspaper article, for a start. A lifetime isn’t enough, in some cases. And that’s why there has been some scepticism about Starbucks’ decision to close thousands of stores to give staff so-called “unconscious bias” training, or sessions in recognising and overcoming the ingrained prejudices most of us don’t even know we have. Continue reading...

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28 мая, 09:00

Coffee shop racism; where America's racial divisions are exposed

Many say the Starbucks incident exposed discrimination that people of color and black people in particular face every dayWhen two black men were arrested in a Starbucks store in Philadelphia in April, it prompted a national debate. The coffee chain swiftly announced it would close 8,000 of its US stores on Tuesday 29 May, so staff can undergo racial bias training. Related: Starbucks to tell staff 'prejudice is deeply rooted' at anti-bias training Continue reading...

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26 мая, 13:00

`Prejudice in public accommodation is deeply rooted in America', Starbucks chief executive Kevin Johnson to tell employees.

The coffee chain will close 8,000 US shops for retraining on Sunday in response to a racially charged incident in Philadelphia Starbucks is closing more than 8,000 of its coffee shops across the US on Sunday for a four-hour, anti-bias training session – almost two months since an employee at a Philadelphia location called the police on two black men accused of trespassing as they waited, without making a purchase, to be joined for a meeting. Since the incident, which sparked protests and threats of a boycott against a chain known for actively promoting a diverse workforce and taking liberal stands on issues such as same-sex marriage, senior executives have repeatedly apologized. Continue reading...

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20 мая, 22:37

New Starbucks policy allows nonpaying guests to sit in cafes and use restrooms

Move comes after company was accused of bias when two black men were arrested for sitting without ordering anything Starbucks has told its employees to allow all guests to use store facilities, including restrooms, regardless of their spending. Related: Black men arrested in Starbucks settle for $1 each and $200,000 program for young people Continue reading...

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08 мая, 16:08

Nestle и Starbucks заключили сделку на 7 миллиардов долларов

Nestle SA, крупнейший в мире производитель пищевой продукции, заключила партнерское соглашение с кофейным гигантом Starbucks, по которому швейцарская компания получила глобальные права на продажу потребительской продукции Starbucks. Об этом говорится в совместном пресс-релизе компаний, который […]

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07 мая, 20:06

Italians to wake up and smell Starbucks coffee in Milan

Chain will launch its first Italian branch in September situated in historic post-office buildingStarbucks will make its first foray into the home of the espresso with the coffee shop chain announcing it will open an Italian branch in September.The first Italian Starbucks will be situated in the historic post-office building overlooking Piazza Cordusio in central Milan, a stone’s throw from the Duomo, and will be one of the company’s more high-end establishments. Continue reading...

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07 мая, 15:48

Nestlé pays Starbucks $7.15bn for rights to sell coffee chain's products

Swiss food giant and US chain form global alliance aimed at reinvigorating coffee empiresThe Swiss-based food giant Nestlé is paying Starbucks $7.15bn (£5.3bn) for the rights to sell the US coffee chain’s products around the world in a global alliance aimed at reinvigorating their coffee empires. The deal for a business with $2bn in sales reinforces Nestlé’s position as the world’s biggest coffee company, with brands such as Nescafé and Nespresso. Continue reading...

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02 мая, 19:54

Black men arrested in Starbucks settle for $1 each and $200,000 program for young people

Furore followed arrests of Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson for sitting in a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anythingTwo black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything settled with the city Wednesday for a symbolic $1 each and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 program for young entrepreneurs. Related: Starbucks needs more than racial bias training after men's arrest, experts say Continue reading...

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20 апреля, 18:29

Colbert on Michael Cohen: 'The word innocent is nowhere in this conversation'

Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah talked about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and America’s problem with over-policing black menLate-night hosts on Thursday discussed the upcoming talks between the Trump administration and the North Korean leader, Kim Jung-un, the likelihood Michael Cohen will flip on Donald Trump, and the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks. Related: Rudy Giuliani joins Trump's legal team to help end Russia investigation Continue reading...

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19 апреля, 19:28

A Starbucks arrest shows how black Americans are robbed of their power | Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Men arrested for ‘loitering’ had no choice but to keep their heads down, out of fear for their lives. For black people, it’s a familiar situationAfter video footage went viral of two black men being arrested in Starbucks for “loitering”, many were outraged. The two men had entered Starbucks for a meeting and were instead faced with the profiling and discrimination black people experience on a daily basis.The men spent spent eight hours in jail for a selectively enforced law. But what stood out the most for me about this injustice was the men’s powerless compliance through the entire process. Continue reading...

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19 апреля, 14:52

Black men arrested at Philadelphia Starbucks feared for their lives

Rashon Nelson and Donte Robinson shocked that incident escalated Pair were waiting for business meeting before 12 April incidentTwo black men arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks said they were just waiting for a business meeting – and a week later still wonder how that could have escalated into a police encounter that left them fearing for their lives. Related: Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial-bias training Continue reading...

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18 апреля, 18:39

Why Starbucks shouldn't be praised for its misguided racism workshops | Hina Tai

The line between implicit bias and explicit bias can become murky at times, but the Starbucks incident is a clear case of explicit bias and to call it anything less is outrageousAfter a Starbucks manager had two black men arrested for occupying a table without making a purchase, Starbucks has announced their plan to conduct racial implicit bias workshops for all their employees amid the growing protest. Implicit bias, a term drawn from psychology, has become a new buzzword in the media that refers to the unconscious attitudes and stereotypes held by individuals around certain groups of people. Often people can act on implicit bias in prejudicial and discriminatory ways without even realizing it, such as assuming a black man is less qualified for a job than a white man, despite having similar résumés and skill sets. Continue reading...

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17 апреля, 22:13

Starbucks to close 8,000 US stores for racial-bias training

Announcement after arrest of two black men for ‘trespassing’Training for 175,000 workers on the afternoon of 29 MayStarbucks has moved to try to resolve the uproar over the arrest of two black men at one of its stores, announcing plans to close more than 8,000 US stores for several hours next month to conduct racial-bias training for its nearly 175,000 workers.The announcement came after the arrests last week in Philadelphia sparked protests and calls for a boycott. The two men were arrested for “trespassing” while they were waiting for a friend in the store. Continue reading...

07 февраля 2017, 15:32

Рост Рунета в 2016 году — 0%. Как можно расти в e-commerce?

Основатель шопинг-мессенджера «Алоль» — о том, каковы новые реалии Рунета, что станет «гормоном роста» для e-commerce в ближайшие годы и как развиваться в новой реальности.

28 февраля 2014, 14:27

16 миллиардеров, которые начали с нуля

Миллиардеров, которые самостоятельно добились экстраординарного успеха и отлично знают, что такое быть очень бедным, достаточно много. Об этих людях часто говорят - "из грязи в князи".