• Starbucks is doing something it has only done once before - and last time it cost the company $6 million

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

    Starbucks is closing all locations across the US on May 29 to train employees on issues related to discrimination after two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia store.
    The coffee chain has only closed all stores one other time, in a period when Starbucks was struggling to survive.
    Starbucks lost roughly $6 million when it closed stores for an afternoon in 2008 to retrain employees.
    Starbucks is closing all stores across the US to train employees - something the coffee giant has only done one other time in its history.
    On Tuesday, Starbucks announced plans to close all 8,000 stores...
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  • Starbucks stores will close nationwide next month in an unprecedented attempt to fix a company crisis

    Starbucks stores will close nationwide next month in an unprecedented attempt to fix a company crisis

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

    Starbucks is closing all stores across the US the afternoon of May 29.
    The closure comes after footage of the arrest of two black men who tried to use the bathroom in a Philadelphia Starbucks went viral, sparking boycott threats.
    Nearly 175,000 Starbucks employees will participate in the training, which will cover issues such as "implicit bias" and "conscious inclusion."
    Starbucks is closing all stores on May 29 after an incident in which two black men were arrested in a Philadelphia location.
    On Tuesday, the coffee giant announced plans to close all US stores on the afternoon of May 29...
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