August 8, 2012

Mobile payments took another step forward with the announcement that Starbucks Coffee Co. has entered into a partnership with Square, a mobile-payment start-up.

July 24, 2012

Coffee retailer Peet's Coffee & Tea said it is being taken private for approximately $977.6 million.

July 20, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. has opened its second Evolution Fresh juice store, in downtown Seattle.

June 20, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. keeps branching out. After opening its first juice store (Evolution Fresh), the company plans to open a tea store under its Tazo brand in Seattle this fall, Bloomberg reported.

June 20, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. has appointed Sabre Real Estate Group LLC as its exclusive broker for northern New Jersey.

June 20, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. details its expansion plans for Latin America, including the opening of its first shop in Costa Rica on June 20.

June 6, 2012

Coinstar, best known for its Redbox movie rental and its namesake coin-counting kiosks, and Seattle’s Best Coffee, part of Starbucks Coffee Co., have entered into an agreement to roll out Coinstar's new Rubi coffee kiosk in groceries, drug stores and mass merchants. The kiosks will feature a variety of Seattle's Best Coffee beverages.

June 4, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. is looking to expand its food business.

May 30, 2012

Caribou Coffee Co. said it has opened its 100th international operating location, located in Istanbul, Turkey.

April 27, 2012

Starbucks Corp.’s net income surged a better-than-expected 18% in its fiscal second quarter, as its store traffic increased in most parts of the world.

April 23, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. has announced a partnership to open a store inside each of the six Disney properties in California and Florida.

April 13, 2012

Gregorys Coffee said it has executed a new lease at 874 6th Avenue (Between 31st and 32nd St.) in Herald Square, as part of the expansion efforts of the coffee shop chain throughout Manhattan.

April 2, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. is planning to a major push into smaller cities in China, with a target of 1,500 stores in more than 70 Chinese cities by 2015, Bloomberg reported.

March 28, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. has been rated number one in a study of the most socially engaged companies by PhaseOne, a leading analytical-based research firm that helps companies to improve the quality, content and success rate of their marketing communication materials.

March 19, 2012

Starbucks Corp. opened its first-ever juice bar under its newest brand, Evolution Fresh.

February 15, 2012

Target Canada Co. and Starbucks Coffee Canada announced an agreement that will put Starbucks licensed stores inside most of the 125 to 135 stores that Target plans to open in the region.

January 30, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Corp. has entered into a joint venture with Tata Global Beverages Limited that will result in the opening of the first-ever Starbucks locations in India.

January 27, 2012

Starbucks Corp. reported that its fiscal first-quarter profit rose 10% for the quarter ended Jan. 1, 2012.

January 23, 2012

Starbucks Coffee Co. plans to sell beer, wine and more upscale food, including hot flatbreads and small plates, in a small number of its locations in Atlanta and Southern California by the end of this.

January 19, 2012

Starbucks Corp. is closing in on its retail deal with India’s Tata Coffee Ltd., which makes and exports instant coffee and plantation coffee, Reuters reported.

December 2, 2011

Starbucks Coffee U.K. plans to create thousands of new jobs in the United Kingdom as it steps up its drive-thru program following three years of development and strong customer response to the convenience of Starbucks coffee on-the-go.

November 30, 2011

Solid-state lighting figures prominently in Starbucks’ newly renovated Time Square flagship in New York City.

November 10, 2011

Starbucks Corp. announced plans to reinvent the $1.6 billion premium juice market with its all-cash purchase of San Bernadino, Calif.-based Evolution Fresh for $30 million.

November 4, 2011

Starbucks Corp.’s fiscal fourth-quarter profit jumped nearly 29%, beating Wall Street estimates on strong sales around the globe.