Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Would you pay $1 for the reusable plastic cup now available at St. Louis area Starbucks coffee shops?
In an effort to lesson the load of trash from disposable cups, Starbucks is now offering a new reusable tumbler. The Seattle-based coffee company is now selling the plastic cups for $1 at St. Louis coffee shops. The cups bear the Starbucks logo and resembling the paper cups. Starbucks is also offering a ten cents discount for each refill. According to USA Today, the $1 tumbler is reportedly the latest effort to address criticism and reduce the amount of disposable items that clutter landfills or end up as litter. Prior to the reusable tumbler, Starbucks already offered a 10-cent discount to customers who brought in a reusable mug. The company's goal is reportedly to serve 5 percent of all drinks in reusable cups by 2015. Would you pay…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
The Sunland Inc. plant that distributes products to Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, Target and others is linked to Salmonella contamination that made at least 41 people ill in 20 states.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Monday that it has blocked food distribution from the Sunland Inc. peanut butter plant in New Mexico whose products were subject to a wide recall in recent months because of salmonella contamination. The plant supplies peanut butter products to stores, restaurants and retailers like Starbucks (there's one in Crestwood at 9590 Watson Rd.). The various types of Sunland peanut butter products—sold under several brands by major food retailers, including Starbucks, Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Target—had been part of a voluntary recall that began in September and later was expanded to include other nut butters as well as processed nuts and peanuts. Several of these items are sold at various …
Sunday, July 22, 2012
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Friday, July 20, 2012
This group of ladies has been gathering weekly as tradition to knit it up.
Are meet-ups -- or "knit-ups," in this case -- coming back? A small group of women were practicing the art of knitting at Starbucks on Watson Road. Group member Ann Pollack said they've been meeting weekly, typically Wednesday evenings, for roughly 10 years. "We don't call ourselves anything," Pollack said when asked if they were a club or just a group of friends. "This kind of thing is easier to do now than it was 20 years ago, I think." The "kind of thing" Pollack referred to was meeting in public to discuss or engage in hobbies, like knitting. She added they had been meeting at the Barnes & Noble just down the road before it closed. So are public meet-ups coming back? A whole website, Meetup.com, is dedicated to listing such gatherings …
Friday, February 10, 2012
The Crestwood Starbucks could not comment on sales since report was published.
Some religious and political groups are urging Starbucks customers to grab their morning coffee elsewhere in light of the company's stance on gay marriage and its policy on guns. USA Christian Ministries, a group boycotting Starbucks for its recent support of gay marriage in the state of Washington, said in a news release that the coffee chain's decision has angered Christians. "Christians are upset with Starbucks for turning against God," Steven Andrew, president of USA Christian Ministries, said. The group hopes that, with full support from Christians, Starbucks, which operates two locations in Plymouth, could lose up to 80 percent of its business. When speaking with the Crestwood Starbucks, store management said that they were unable to…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
The coffee giant is offering two holiday drinks for the price of one from Thursday through Sunday.
Did you know that Americans consume 400 million cups of coffee each day? According to CoffeeStatistics.com, that’s the equivalent of 146 billion cups a year. Starbucks is making the holiday season a little brighter for all those coffee lovers with a special BOGO deal starting Thursday and going until Nov. 20. From 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on those days, Starbucks patrons will get a second free holiday beverage when they buy the first one. The BOGO deal is good on several holiday drinks, including the peppermint mocha in regular and “skinny” versions, caramel brulée latte, ginger bread latter and the company’s standing holiday tradition, the eggnog latte. You can find a Starbucks in Crestwood at 9590 Watson Rd. For more locations, visit the …