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Starbucks pauses advertising on all social media platforms

Jun 29, 2020 - 9:16 AM

'We believe in bringing communities together, both in person and online, and we stand against hate speech,' Starbucks' short post on its website reads

STARBUCKS. The sign for a Starbucks coffee shop is seen in Washington, DC, April 17, 2018. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

LOOK: Starbucks Philippines' new merch is designed by a Filipino

Jun 09, 2020 - 4:22 PM

Starbucks' new items are designed by local artist Patrick Cabral, who was inspired by the Sarimanok

LOOK: Starbucks Philippines offers new sweet, savory pastries, cheesecakes

Jun 09, 2020 - 1:36 PM

Have you tried the Matcha Blueberry Cheesecake, vegan Avocado Loaf, or Spicy Tuna Kani pastry?

LOOK: Starbucks Philippines launches new summer drink series

May 08, 2020 - 5:11 PM

Peach Cloud Jelly, Mango Matcha Freeze, or Sangria Hibiscus Cold Brew? The 5 new Tea-ology beverages come in reusable cups and are available for takeout and delivery from select branches

Starbucks PH hits pause on reopened stores after long drive-thru lines

Apr 08, 2020 - 7:02 PM

(UPDATED) Long lines marked the reopening of select Starbucks Philippine branches even as lockdown continue to be in place

Starbucks temporarily closes all Philippine stores

Mar 23, 2020 - 4:19 PM

Stores in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao temporarily shut down

CLOSED FOR NOW. Starbucks Philippines closes down it stores temporarily as the country battles the novel coronavirus pandemic. File photo courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

Starbucks bans personal tumblers in U.S. over coronavirus fears

Mar 06, 2020 - 9:13 AM

Usage of reusable cups and 'for here' ware in US Starbucks stores will be paused for now

LOOK: Starbucks Philippines' Cherry Blossom merch collection is a sakura dream

Feb 22, 2020 - 11:43 AM

The sakura-inspired items include mugs, water bottles, tumblers, and French presses in pastel pink and lilac hues

LOOK: The Starbucks Philippines Cherry Blossom drink series is here

Feb 18, 2020 - 5:03 PM

Starbucks makes use of Peach Blossom in their new sakura-inspired beverages

LOOK: The new Starbucks Philippines x S'well travel bottle collection

Feb 10, 2020 - 5:09 PM

The Starbucks x S'Well XOXO Collection features 4 Philippine-exclusive shades: Spring Green, Pale Lavender, Sky Blue, and Blush Pink

LOOK: Starbucks Philippines offers new matcha drinks

Jan 07, 2020 - 5:50 PM

Aside from launching two new matcha drinks, Starbucks brings back an old fave: the Okinawa Brown Sugar Latte

LOOK: Starbucks Philippines' collapsible coffee cup collection

Dec 13, 2019 - 5:38 PM

Starbucks Philippines and US-based brand Stojo introduce 3 new collapsible coffee cups in colors Peony, Carbon, and Sage

LOOK: Starbucks' 400th PH store in Estancia Mall

Nov 29, 2019 - 12:50 PM

Estancia's new Starbucks Reserve store is bigger and offers Reserve-exclusive beverages and pastries

Starbucks PH introduces new mocha drink for 2019 holidays

Oct 27, 2019 - 9:57 PM

'Tis the season for limited edition drinks – including old familiars

HOLIDAY DRINKS. Starbucks Philippines announces its lineup of drinks and food items for the 2019 holidays. Images courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

IN PHOTOS: Starbucks Philippines 2020 planners and travel organizers

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Which color are you getting – Berry Pink, Frost Grey, Neo Mint, or Coffee?

LOOK: Starbucks teases 2020 planner and travel organizer

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:58 AM

Are you digging the 2020 colors?

ANOTHER YEAR, ANOTHER STICKER HUNT. Starbucks Philippines teases the 2020 edition of their planners and travel organizers. Still from Starbucks' Instagram

LOOK: Starbucks Philippines offers Franken Frappucino, Mummy Jalapeño Cheese Puff

Oct 19, 2019 - 12:38 PM

Are you as Halloween-ready as Starbucks' newest limited edition treats?

Starbucks Philippines' Pumpkin Spice Latte is back for a limited time only

Oct 01, 2019 - 10:27 AM

It's available starting Tuesday, October 1 – but only until supplies last!

Starbucks becomes latest target of Hong Kong protester rage

Sep 30, 2019 - 2:03 PM

The vandalism illustrates the huge pressures on international brands as Hong Kong is shaken by its worst political unrest in decades

STARBUCKS TROUBLES. A man cleans up graffiti put up by protesters on the front of a Starbucks coffee shop in Hong Kong on September 30, 2019, a day after the protest-wracked financial hub witnessed its fiercest political violence in weeks. Photo by Jerome Taylor/AFP

EU loses big Starbucks tax case, wins on Fiat

Sep 24, 2019 - 10:25 PM

Starbucks is spared from paying 30 million euros to the Netherlands, while Fiat must pay roughly the same amount to Luxembourg

In this photo taken on September 22, 2019 the Starbucks Coffee logo and the european flag are pictured together. - EU General Court is expected to rule on whether Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager was right to demand unpaid taxes from Starbucks and a unit of Fiat Chrysler on September 24. (Photo by Kenzo TRIBOUILLARD / AFP)

LOOK: Starbucks Philippines' newest drinks include a mango slushy, matcha and cream

Jul 23, 2019 - 3:14 PM

The 3 beverages are available starting July 23

The basics of single-origin coffee and how to appreciate it

Jul 09, 2019 - 5:30 PM

Ready to learn a latte about how to taste and appreciate coffee like a true barista?

LOOK: Thirsty? Starbucks Philippines launches two new limited edition drinks

Jun 01, 2019 - 6:09 PM

Both beverages will be available starting June 4

Starbucks brings back Grande Wednesday

May 09, 2019 - 3:08 PM

The promo is available all Wednesdays of May

LOOK: Starbucks Philippines to launch reusable cups, tumblers, straws

Apr 17, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Will you be getting these for yourself?

LOOK: Starbucks offers 4 new summer frappucino flavors and food items

Apr 06, 2019 - 2:02 PM

Who's up for a Mixed Berry Frappe with Pomegranate Pearls, Triple Mocha, or a Red Velvet Cake drink?

LOOK: Cool down with Starbucks' new cold craft beverages

Feb 17, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Which of these limited edition Starbucks coffee drinks are you thirsty for?

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Jan 29, 2019 - 1:35 PM

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Coffee clash brewing in China: Startup Luckin takes on Starbucks

Jan 28, 2019 - 12:14 PM

The Chinese upstart is burning through millions of dollars to lure customers with steep discounts, challenging Starbucks' dominance by targeting office workers and students who prefer to have their java on-the-go or delivered to their doorstep

A real roasting: Coffee startup Luckin set to overtake Starbucks in China

Jan 03, 2019 - 8:45 PM

Just a year in the business, Luckin Coffee will open 2,500 stores this year to dislodge Starbucks and become China's largest coffee chain

A deliveryman carrying bags of coffee walks out a Luckin Coffee in Beijing on August 2, 2018. Starbucks on August 2 announced a partnership with e-commerce giant Alibaba that will give the US coffee giant greater access to China's growing food-delivery market as it faces increased competition from local firms. WANG ZHAO / AFP

Starbucks' expansion runs out of steam in South Africa

Dec 26, 2018 - 9:25 PM

Taste Holdings, the local licensee of Starbucks in South Africa, struggles to control operational costs and debt

Hundreds of people queue during the official opening of South Africa's first Starbucks store, also the US coffeehouse chain's first store in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Johannesburg on April 21, 2016. (Photo by GIANLUIGI GUERCIA / AFP)

Here's everything you can eat and drink at Starbucks for the holidays

Oct 27, 2018 - 7:00 PM

If you're not feeling the holidays yet, perhaps these dishes and drinks will do the trick

SWEET CHRISTMAS. The Snowy Cranberry White Mocha is Starbucks' new holiday beverage. Photo by Amanda Lago/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: The Starbucks 2019 planner, travel organizer

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Here's a sneak peek into this year's collectibles!

IT'S HERE. Starbucks Philippines presents its 2019 planners and travel organizers. Photo courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

WATCH: The Starbucks 2019 planner and travel organizer unboxed

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Plus, how you can get the planner and travel organizer!

STICKER CRAZY TIME. You need 18 promo stickers – one for every drink purchase – to get a hold of a planner or a travel organizer.

Here’s how you can get free Starbucks for a year

Oct 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

Getting a planner or travel organizer? Might as well get a chance to win free Starbucks drinks for a year too.

Image courtesy of Starbucks Philippines

Starbucks opens first sign language store in US

Oct 24, 2018 - 11:30 AM

All staff members are required to communicate with customers using sign language

It's happening: Starbucks Philippines to offer the pumpkin spice latte

Oct 18, 2018 - 9:11 AM

A fall favorite in the fall-less Philippines? Why not.

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Oct 02, 2018 - 9:30 PM

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Starbucks coffee will now cost you more

Oct 02, 2018 - 4:06 PM

Starting this week, beverage prices across all stores will be up 3 to 8% from current price tags

LOOK: The Starbucks anniversary tumblers are mermaid goals

Sep 11, 2018 - 9:43 AM

The merchandise will be available beginning September 11

Images of products courtesy of Starbucks

LOOK: Flat Whites, a Caramel Cinnamon Cookie Latte coming to Starbucks Philippines

Sep 06, 2018 - 11:06 AM

A new core drink and new limited edition drinks both for all Starbucks branches and Starbucks Reserve – details and prices here!

House Minority leader, Starbucks and Alibaba, Apple hits $1 trillion | Midday wRap

Aug 03, 2018 - 2:02 PM

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Starbucks and Alibaba join forces as China coffee war brews

Aug 02, 2018 - 5:59 PM

Starbucks products ordered by mobile apps will be brought to customers by, Alibaba's food-delivery unit

THE STARBUCKS-ALIBABA TEAM-UP. A customer walks out of a Starbucks coffee shop in Beijing on August 2, 2018.   Photo by Wang Zhao/AFP

LOOK: Starbucks PH’s yogurt frappuccinos will chase rainy day blues away

Jul 20, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The drinks will be available in Starbucks stores beginning July 24

Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020

Jul 10, 2018 - 7:40 AM

The plastic straws will be replaced by recyclable lids that have a small raised opening allowing consumers to sip their drink

Starbucks back in hot water in U.S., 'disrespects' stutterer

Jul 07, 2018 - 8:42 AM

Starbucks announces that the erring employee had been sacked

IN TROUBLE AGAIN. The sign for a Starbucks cafe is seen in Washington, DC, on April 17, 2018. File photo by Saul Loeb/AFP

LOOK: Reclaim the summer with the Starbucks x collection

Jul 03, 2018 - 12:05 AM

Will you be picking up any of the Starbucks x merch?

LOOK: Starbucks to launch Philippine island-inspired merch

Jun 06, 2018 - 1:28 PM

Want to collect all 3 mugs? Here's how

Starbucks to educate U.S. staff against racial bias, set example

May 27, 2018 - 6:20 PM

The coffee giant will conduct training for around 175,000 employees in the United States, after a recent incident involving two black men sparked outrage

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 17, 2018 The sign for a Starbucks Coffee shop is seen in Washington, DC, April 17, 2018, following the company's announcement that they will close more than 8,000 US stores on May 29 to conduct "racial-bias education" following the arrest of two black men in one of its cafes. Can you teach employees not to be racist? Coffee giant Starbucks will shut stores around the US on May 29, 2018, to conduct an unprecedented training exercise at its more than 8,000 US outlets. The initiative, which is expected to last four hours and reach 175,000 employees, was announced by Starbucks management on April 17, as it sought to contain outrage over the arrest of two young black men at one of its cafes in Philadelphia.  / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB / TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Catherine Triomphe, US-politics-racism-education-Starbucks

Nestle pays $7.15 billion to sell Starbucks products

May 07, 2018 - 3:20 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Starbucks president and CEO Kevin Johnson says the deal, which still needs approval from regulators, will create a 'global coffee alliance'