Cashierless coffee shops: a natural progression?

The unprecedented climate of the last couple of years has expedited the technological advancements that were already being seen in foodservice. Technology is being increasingly utilized to make operations more efficient and to meet the enhanced needs of the consumer in a world when convenience and physical health and safety are top of mind. Now, […]

Starbucks & Second Harvest extend Canadian food donation drive

Starbucks Canada is expanding its Canadian food donation partnership with Second Harvest, Canada’s largest food rescue organization, to more than 700 company-operated stores across the country. By expanding Starbucks FoodShare nationally, the company says it will provide local communities with ready-to-eat meals, including breakfast sandwiches, paninis, protein boxes, yogurt, milk, and dairy alternatives like soy, […]

Starbucks introducing braille menus in North America

Starbucks has announced that it will be introducing large-print and braille menus to all of its restaurants across the United States and Canada starting this summer to help its visually impaired customers. The braille menus were developed in partnership with National Braille Press. The coffee giant has also begun offering a service that connects blind […]

Starbucks Canada to finish closing up to 300 stores nationwide by March

Starbucks Canada says its plan to close up to 300 coffee shops across the country will be complete by the end of March. The Seattle-based coffeehouse and roastery chain announced the acceleration of what it calls a five-year “transformation strategy” last year as it responded to changes in consumer habits during the COVID-19 pandemic. In […]

Trend Watch: Oat mylk, plant-based momentum, shine on

By Sophie Mir As ever, Canadian restaurants continue to strive to keep up with customer demands and seasonal trends. With summer slowly but surely turning into fall, we’ve broken down three developing menu trends you’ll see across the country this autumn. Oat Mylk Soy, almond and coconut mylks have been on menus for a while, […]

Starbucks to eliminate plastic straws globally by 2020

Press Release Today, Starbucks Coffee Company announced it will eliminate single-use plastic straws from its more than 28,000 company operated and licensed stores by making a strawless lid or alternative-material straw options available, around the world. Starbucks, the largest food and beverage retailer to make such a global commitment, anticipates the move will eliminate more […]

Starbucks opens Canada’s second express store in Montreal’s Central Station

Store provides streamlined service designed with the commuter top of mind Press release The second Starbucks express store format in Canada opens October 6 in Montreal’s Central Station. The inter-city rail station is the second-busiest station in Canada and welcomes over 30 million people every year, most of whom are local commuters looking to save time and get to their next destination quickly. Current Montreal stores […]

Starbucks’ red holiday cups have been released!

By Shelby Morrison Nothing makes the holidays feel like they are almost here like Starbucks. As soon as those red holiday cups are released, we know it’s almost that time. With Christmas being over a month away, Starbucks has introduced their famous holiday cups, but this time a little differently.  Usually, just one plain red cup […]

Starbucks taps in on Nitro Cold Brew

Press release The company expects to more than double the size of its cold beverage business in Canada within five years Starbucks Canada has announced that Brookfield Place in Toronto will be the first location to launch Nitro Cold Brew, with more locations to come across Canada over the next several months. Following the roll out, Starbucks will be the first retailer in Canada to offer […]