Friday, January 17, 2020

Starbucks, home of the $4 latte, is moving into poor areas

The Seattle Times
Starbucks has cultivated a reputation for being socially responsible said Thursday it is expanding its effort to put more coffee shops — and create more jobs — in poor neighborhoods.

Starbucks plans to open or remodel 85 stores by 2025 in rural and urban communities across the U.S. Each store will hire local staff, including construction crews and artists, and will have community event spaces. The effort will bring to 100 the number of “community stores” Starbucks has opened since it announced the program in 2015.. . . more