Friday, December 7, 2012
In partnership with Gilt, Starbucks is now offering 5,000 specialized rewards cards, etched in steel, for $450 each.
For residents in the Commonwealth who prefer Starbucks coffee above all other blends, a new offer for a holiday gift idea is now on the table. Starbucks announced this week that it has made available a limited-edition super premium rewards card for My Starbucks Rewards members, one that is etched in steel. Unlike the shop's traditional rewards card that enables users to buy various products, the new card, which costs $50 to make, would be loaded with $400, according to USAToday. Interested members can choose to buy one of the 5,000 available cards on gilt.com/starbucksultimate. The cards will automatically be enrolled in the "gold tier" of Starbucks' loyalty rewards program, according to a Mashable.com report. That will allow consumers …
Monday, November 12, 2012
A US Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court ruling saying that a company policy violated state laws.
Starbucks owes baristas across Massachusetts more than $14 million for “violating state laws preventing supervisors from sharing in tips pools,” reported The Boston Globe. A US Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court ruling on the issue in which “Starbucks baristas challenged the Seattle coffee chain’s practice of requiring them to share tips with shift supervisors, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in 2008,” reported The Globe. The ruling reportedly affects about 11,000 baristas who worked in Starbucks between 2005 and 2001. Norwood's Starbucks location is at Route 1 and Dean St.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The recall is because of potentially-contaminated peanut butter sold in Starbucks Protein Bistro Boxes.
Starbucks Protein Bistro Boxes are being recalled because of possible Salmonella contamination. Flying Food Group is voluntarily recalling Starbucks brand Protein Bistro Box with Enjoy By dates 8/10/12 to 10/6/12, which includes Justin’s Nut Butter 0.5-ounce single-serve Honey Peanut Butter squeeze packs. According to the FDA: The recalled peanut butter squeeze packs contained in the Protein Bistro Boxes have the following Best By dates: 7/14/13, 7/26/13, 7/27/13, 7/28/13, 7/29/13, 8/9/23, 8/10/13, 8/13/13, 8/14/13, 8/15/13, 8/26/13, 8/27/13, 8/28/13, 8/29/13, or 8/30/13. Peanuts associated with the Sunland, Inc. recall were used in the production of certain lots of Justin's Honey Peanut Butter squeeze pack product and have the potential …
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Does Dunkin offer the best cup of joe in the country?
Dunkin Donuts, which has several Norwood locations, is looking to have the best coffee in America. But it's not just an ideal for the coffee chain. Dunkin Donuts has applied for the actual trademark of "Best Coffee in America" with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office, according to Boston.com, which reported that the company has sought more than 100 trademarks for specific products like "Coffee Coolatta." However, Starbucks continues to remain the top fast-food coffee spot, according to Boston.com, while McDonald's holds second-place for the destination coffee drinkers prefer most. Companies that try to register trademarks in common phrases or images commonly state that they have acquired secondary meanings associated with the product or…
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Seattle-based Starbucks to announces first increase since 2007.
My tall, black extra-bold coffee is going to cost me 10-cents more. Word from the Seattle-based coffee company today is that prices will increase 1 percent. The AP quotes a company spokesman as saying higher costs are the reason. That same story says the last across-the-board price increase was in 2007. But only some drinks will be pricier — apparently the next size up, 'grande,' or medium — remains unchanged. And the higher prices are taking effect only in the Northeast — including the Boston area — and the Southwest. Florida, California and the Midwest apparently had their prices raised in the fall. The Christian Science Monitor says the increase comes at a time when inflation appears to be heating up. The Monitor quotes US Bureau of …
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Whether it's a Starbucks frappuccino or your own pina colada blender recipe, share the frozen favorites with your neighbors.
Each week, Norwood Patch is publishing "Patch Picks" - a column that highlights editor and reader picks of great local businesses, destinations, services, organizations, ways to spend a day off, and more. This weekly feature provides lists to help you, your family, friends, and significant others find the best places for everything from Sunday brunch to New Year’s Eve celebrations, pumpkin patches, date night destinations, florists, girlfriend nights out, kids party places, parks and more. Your editor is a big iced coffee fanatic, but this week's Patch Picks is askng for your favorite summer beverages - whether your own blender recipe or just your regular order from Perks. Are you a frappuccino fan or a milkshake maniac? Do you make the …