Starbucks expands mobile payment footprint globally
Seattle — Starbucks Coffee Co. announced the continued global expansion of the Starbucks mobile platform with the roll-out of Starbucks app for Android to the United Kingdom and Canada.
In addition, U.S. customers who download or update to the official Starbucks app for Android will be able to experience new enhancements including a widget, PayPal support, PIN code protection, and viewing the My Starbucks Rewards history dashboard.
The expansion of our mobile payment footprint to two of our most important markets is a strong milestone for us, but more importantly, it extends the number of customers who now have a faster and easier way to pay at Starbucks,” said Adam Brotman, chief digital officer at Starbucks Coffee Company. “We are thrilled to extend mobile payment capabilities to Android smartphones in the U.K. and Canada and enhance the experience in the U.S.”
Largest solar array in Virginia now plugged-in atop Ikea
Woodbridge, Va. — Ikea officially plugged-in the solar energy system installed atop its store in Woodbridge, Va. The state’s largest such photovoltaic array, the 63,000-sq.-ft. PV installation consists of a 504-kW system, built with 2,100 panels.
The system will produce approximately 636,199 kWh of clean electricity annually, the equivalent of reducing 439 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2), eliminating the emissions of 86 cars or powering 55 homes yearly.
Ikea contracted with Gehrlicher Solar America Corp., part of Gehrlicher AG, tor the development, design and installation of the Woodbridge store’s customized solar power system. The home-furnishings retailer owns and operates each of its solar PV energy systems atop its buildings – as opposed to a solar lease or PPA (power purchase agreement). The Woodbridge installation represents the 21st completed solar energy project for Ikea in the United States, with 18 more locations underway, making the chain’s eventual U.S. solar presence nearly 89% with a total generation of 38 MW.
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Alco Stores names senior VP marketing and e-commerce
Abilene, Kan. — Alco Stores announced the promotion of Brent Streit to senior VP marketing and e-commerce.
Streit in 2001 he joined Alco, then known as Duckwall-Alco Stores, as a buyer. Since then he has held increasingly responsible positions in supply chain management, marketing and business development.
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