Starbucks, Downtown Disney, Anaheim, Calif.
The Disney and Starbucks brands provide design inspiration for the coffee giant’s first company-run location on Disney property in the United States. The 5,600-sq.-ft. store, at Downtown Disney in Anaheim, Calif., uses customized content and technology to engage and inform, from a video installation that documents the Starbucks story to an interactive digital chalkboard that customers of all ages can draw and write on.
Built to LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) standards, the location also has an expansive outdoor patio designed around a large tree. A living, green wall with more than 1,000 native plants in the shape of a coffee cup serves as a backdrop.
“This store is a reflection of two iconic brands coming together to offer their customers the kind of high quality experience they expect in a way that embodies the unique passion of each,” said Arthur Rubinfeld, chief creative officer and president, global innovation for Starbucks. “Collaborating with Disney offered us the opportunity to create a unique moment of connection for our customers in a way that evokes the magic that their guests expect.”
Design: Starbucks In-House Design Team, Seattle.
Photos: Matthew Glac
Target acknowledges it ignored early signs of breach
New York — Target Corp. acknowledged its security software picked up on suspicious activity after a cyber attack was launched, but it decided not to take immediate action. The chain also advised that its security breach last year could be even more extensive than reported so far, Reuters reported.
“Our investigation of the matter is ongoing and it is possible that we will identify additional information that was accessed or stolen, which could materially worsen the losses and reputational damage we have experienced,” the company said in its 10-K annual report filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday.
On Thursday, Bloomberg reported Target’s security team in Bangalore, India, received security alerts on Nov. 30 that suggested malicious software had appeared in its network. It then flagged the security team at its home office in Minneapolis.
“Like any large company, each week at Target there are a vast number of technical events that take place and are logged,” said Target spokeswoman Molly Snyder in a statement. “Through our investigation, we learned after these criminals entered our network, a small amount of their activity was logged and surfaced to our team. That activity was evaluated and acted upon. Based on their interpretation and evaluation of that activity, the team determined that it did not warrant immediate follow up. ”
She added: “With the benefit of hindsight, we are investigating whether, if different judgments had been made, the outcome may have been different.”
Quiznos files Chapter 11
Denver — Quiznos on Friday filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection to reduce its debt. The sandwich chain said it filed after reaching a deal to cut its debt by more than $400 million, or about two-thirds.
Quiznos said it would continue operating while it works to implement a debt-restructuring plan and make operational improvements.
“The actions we are taking are intended to enable Quiznos to reduce our debt, execute a comprehensive plan to further enhance the customer experience, elevate the profile of the brand and help increase sales and profits for our franchise owners,” stated Stuart K. Mathis, CEO, Quiznos.
Quiznos said it does not expect any changes in operations at its 2,100 restaurants during the reorganization.
Court papers show that under the restructuring plan, Quiznos’ senior lenders would trade more than $444 million in debt for all of the equity in the restaurant chain, subject to dilution.