“I want to unionize as many Starbucks as I can get”

Union organizer Pablo Guerra helped employees band together at Canada’s only unionized Starbucks. Now, he’s at the head of unionizing efforts underway across the country

What’s the best coffee loyalty card in Canada?

Comparing Tim Hortons, McDonald’s, Starbucks and other leading chains. Here’s who deserves your loyalty.

The results are in: Tim Hortons is no longer Canada’s favourite coffee shop

Move over Tim Hortons, Canadians have a new favourite coffee shop: McDonald’s. More than 1,500 people have voted using Maclean’s Coffee Ranker, which went live on Monday. The tool lets users rank the 15 largest national and regional chains that sell coffee in the country. A first place vote gets 15 points, a second place vote…

Angel investments: Considering the limits of corporate do-goodery

Starbucks’ latest bold plan, this time to fix youth unemployment, signals a good time to think about what businesses get out of doing social good

Here’s why food companies are rushing to sell mini snacks

Mini Frappuccinos and tiny cans of Coke are part of a trend towards ‘portion control’ while also satisfying those grazing millennials

How Starbucks’ Race Together campaign is playing out

Care for a discussion about race with your latte? In Starbucks around America, the reaction hasn’t been quite as scornful

Have we reached peak pumpkin spice?

The pumpkin-spice backlash has spawned its own bona fide cultural industry. Is it too much of a gourd thing?


New York Starbucks baristas sue supervisors for taking from the tip jar

No food service employee is immune to the end-of-shift scramble for nickels and dimes left in the tip jar. But a group of Starbucks baristas in New York are arguing that shift supervisors shouldn’t be putting their hands in the cookie jar, so to speak.

Starbucks go home: plans for new Paris location spark uproar

The coffee juggernaut plans to open a café in Montmartre, to the dismay of locals


Starbucks now serving a billion latte sippers in China

The iconic coffee company plans on opening 1,500 new outposts by 2015