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....In the realm of coffees with precisely-calibrated water temperatures and pour-over brew times, customers said the change of ownership is a potential disruption to its loyal but easily spooked customer base. Steven Plunkett, a fellow customer, recalled how Starbucks,the world’s biggest coffee chain, purchased the California bakery La Boulange for $100m in 2012 and soon closed it down, explaining that blueberry scones and iced lemon pound cakes could not sustain the stores for long-term growth. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Blue Bottle Coffee sells to Nestlé – so has it sold out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 16th of September 2017 11:00:10 AM
....In the realm of coffees with precisely-calibrated water temperatures and pour-over brew times, customers said the change of ownership is a potential disruption to its loyal but easily spooked customer base. Steven Plunkett, a fellow customer, recalled how Starbucks,the world’s biggest coffee chain, purchased the California bakery La Boulange for $100m in 2012 and soon closed it down, explaining that blueberry scones and iced lemon pound cakes could not sustain the stores for long-term growth. ...
UK retailers say government must be tougher on obesity image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 18th of August 2017 06:14:38 PM
.... As much as 200,000 tons of sugar is expected to be taken out of snacks and meals annually by 2020 as part of a deal with the confectionery industry. Nestlé, Greggs, Starbucks, Kellogg’s and other firms have all pledged to cut sugar in their products, as has Suntory, the maker of Lucozade and Ribena, and supermarkets such as Waitrose, Sainsbury’s, Tesco and M&S. ...
Indie brewers fight back in bitter row over beer brands' craft credentials image
....Consumers have historically been just as sceptical about the whiff of deception when offshoots of major companies are dressed in artisanal clothing. Coffee lovers who thought they’d discovered a challenger to chains such as Starbucks and Costa when Harris and Hoole hit the high street spat out their macchiatos when they realised it was owned by Tesco. ...
Move by UK supermarkets threatens to bring Fairtrade crashing down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 24th of June 2017 11:02:13 PM
....For a while the corporates were happy to pay and have their supply chains independently audited, but in recent years some of the biggest have decided to go it alone. High street chains including Costa, Starbucks and McDonald’s, and producers such as Unilever, M&S and Mondelez/Cadbury, have all devised their own schemes. ...
Pret a Manger considers putting New York IPO on the menu image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of May 2017 02:23:58 PM
....Listing in New York rather than London would allow Pret to raise its profile in one of its key growth markets. The US coffee shop market, where leading brands include Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts, was worth $41bn last year, according to a survey by the Allegra World Coffee Portal, and is forecast to reach $85bn by 2025. ...
Always fresh? Canada's Tim Hortons coffee chain steams into UK image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 04:33:00 PM
....Promising to bring its “signature coffee, delicious food and Canadian charm” to the UK, the chain’s first UK coffee shop – also its first in Europe – will be on Argyle Street in central Glasgow, with further outlets planned in other city centre locations around the country. The company is seeking to cash in on the UK’s fast-growing coffee market – where it faces intense competition from major players such as Starbucks and Costa, independent chains and low-cost operators. ...
Disney, the Gap and Pepsi urged to quit US Chamber of Commerce image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:00:17 AM
....The activists’ campaign comes as some of the world’s largest companies have quietly severed ties with the chamber. According to an analysis by Public Citizen, at least 13 of the world’s biggest companies (Costco, eBay, Hewlett-Packard, General Mills, Kellogg, Kraft Heinz, Mars, Mattel, Mondelēz, Nestlé, Starbucks, Unilever and Walgreens Boots Alliance) have quit the US Chamber of Commerce in recent years amid political disagreements and worries about its stance on the environment. ...
Unicorn Frappuccino mania: Starbucks aims at Instagram image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 03:45:39 PM
....If it feels like your social media feeds have been doused with pink and blue syrup, you’re not alone. The Starbucks Unicorn Frappuccino, a sickly-sweet limited-edition drink released this week and for this week only, has been a viral hit. ...
Nasdaq hits new high on tax cut hopes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:46:41 PM
.... . Companies posting gains of more thab 1% on Nasdaq included Apple, Facebook, Netflix and Starbucks. ...
Starbucks joins 'unicorn food' craze with new drink image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 10:40:44 AM
. Coffee chain giant Starbucks has hopped on an internet craze for "unicorn food" by launching a limited edition iced drink in the US, Mexico and Canada. ...
Labour plans clampdown on 'sweetheart deals' to close £36bn tax gap image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 11:01:09 PM
....Successive governments, including Theresa May’s administration, have pledged to crack down on multinational companies gaming the international tax system to pay less tax. But accusations persist that some multinationals have been allowed to arrange so-called “sweetheart” deals with firms, including Google, Vodafone and Starbucks, to pay nominal sums to settle investigations into allegations of years of tax avoidance. ...
Sensors, scanners and surveillance: at the expo to outfit Trump's border wall image
....Acosta’s father was deported in 2007 and she lived in fear until obtaining a green card in 2012, and becoming a citizen last year. On election day, a man in a Starbucks leaned into her and shouted “Go Trump”, she said. ...
Starbucks says Brexit vote hit UK profits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 01:33:41 PM
. Starbucks has reported a sharp fall in profits at its UK business, which it has blamed on a slowing economy and the effect of the Brexit vote on consumer confidence. ...
Starbucks blames UK profits plunge on Brexit and slowing growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 12:32:31 PM
. Starbucks has blamed a collapse in UK profits on a list of ills including fewer shoppers visiting the high street and the impact of the Brexit vote. ...
Coffee cup fee could cut use by 300 million, study suggests image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 08:31:37 AM
....". Some multi-national coffee shop chains such as Costa and Starbucks have previously told the BBC that they are also trying to tackle the issue . ...
'People aren't spending': stores close doors in 'oversaturated' US retail market image
....“The vacancy changes are similar to gentrification but not exactly,” he said. “Even if you put a Starbucks in, somebody got a call [there] they’d got the job or they kissed their girlfriend for the first time [there]. ...
What everyone assumes about rights in the gig economy is wrong | Jason Moyer-Lee image
.... We will take that availability and we’ll match that with consumer demand. ” This is like the owner of Starbucks saying the people who serve their coffee don’t work for them because Starbucks simply matches up the availability of baristas with peak times for caramel macchiato consumption and then lets the baristas use their espresso machines. ...
Britons like vodka and Nike and won't consider Airbnb, survey reveals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:42:14 PM
....Instead, Premier Inn emerged as the most popular choice among budget hotels, with 30% preferring it over its nearest rival, Travelodge, on just 14%, prompting HSBC to suggest investors buy shares in Whitbread, owner of Premier Inn. Another reason to buy Whitbread shares is that its other big brand, Costa coffee, is by far the most popular choice among high street coffee shops, with three times more people visiting it than its nearest rival Starbucks. ...
Replacing EU hospitality workers after Brexit 'will take 10 years' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of March 2017 08:00:29 AM
.... After a month you get used to it,” he said. “I know people in Starbucks or McDonalds; [Pret] is the best of the bad jobs. ...
UK falls in love again with Fairtrade bananas and coffee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of February 2017 07:01:03 AM
....The volume of bananas, by far the biggest Fairtrade product in the UK, rose 6% amid strong sales at the likes of Sainsbury’s and Waitrose, which only stock the Fairtrade version of the fruit, while Tesco, the UK’s biggest retailer, began stocking Fairtrade bananas for the first time. Coffee sales rose 8%, while Starbucks launched Fairtrade coffee via its Seattle Best Coffee label which it delivers to offices and other businesses. ...
South Ribble: the best place to live in the UK – if you’re in your 20s image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of February 2017 01:25:06 PM
....Are there lots of those coffee shops selling exotic lattes with no actual coffee in them? Not sure what you mean. But there’s a Starbucks in Walton-le-Dale. ...
Wall Street suffers worst day in months following Trump travel ban image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 06:26:31 PM
....Thousands of people rallied in major US cities and at airports in protest. Goldman Sachs, Nike and Starbucks were among the companies that did not support the ban. ...
Starbucks vows to hire 10,000 refugees as US companies condemn Trump travel ban image
. Starbucks has promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years in response to Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily barring refugees access to the US and banning entry for anyone from seven majority Muslim countries. ...
City of London launches challenge to boost coffee cup recycling image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 26th of January 2017 12:01:02 AM
.... Last month, Costa announced it was expanding its coffee cup recycling trial scheme, collecting used cups in its 2,000 stores, which are picked up by waste management company Veolia to be recycled in a specialist plant. Meanwhile, Starbucks is trialling a fully recyclable coffee cup – the Frugalpac – which could eventually divert huge numbers of cups away from landfill. ...
HMRC empowered to name and shame tax evasion 'enablers' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 1st of January 2017 10:53:10 AM
....May pledged during her leadership campaign that she would pursue companies and individuals who took part in deliberate tax avoidance. “It doesn’t matter to me whether you’re Amazon, Google or Starbucks: you have a duty to put something back, you have a debt to fellow citizens and you have a responsibility to pay your taxes,” she said. ...
Awkward! The blog to ease that horrible office conversation no one wants to have image
.... There were people who had been out of work for years,” she says. “I am still talking to millennials who can’t get job in their field because when they graduated, they graduated into a terrible recession and they have been working at Starbucks for several years and now no one will hire them for the job they got a degree in. ...
MPs poised to investigate VAT fraud on Amazon and eBay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 12:01:02 AM
....As a result, many small British businesses have been left unable to compete. Parliament’s public accounts committee has previously played a central role in shining a spotlight on other tax scandals involving the likes of Starbucks, Google and Amazon. ...
Ireland may not get Apple's €13bn back taxes in full, EU says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 11:56:26 AM
.... It allows the commissioner to become Dane of the year for 2016,” he said, referring to the title accorded by Danish newspaper Berlingske last month. Under Vestager, the commission has also taken on McDonald’s, Starbucks and Italy’s Fiat over tax, and launched investigations into overcharging by Gazprom, one of Russia’s most powerful companies. ...
Apple fights back with appeal against EU Irish tax ruling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 19th of December 2016 03:26:21 AM
....Last year, the commission told the Netherlands to recover as much as €30m (£25. 6m) from Starbucks, while Luxembourg was ordered to claw back a similar amount from Fiat. ...
Coke names new CEO with focus on reducing sugar and calorie counts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of December 2016 07:56:00 PM
....His appointment is the second instance of a company elevating its COO to the CEO role in as many weeks. Starbucks Corp said last week that chief operating officer Kevin Johnson would replace Howard Schultz as CEO. ...
Wall Street: Dow Jones and S&P 500 hit fresh records image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 10:45:10 PM
.... that fundamentals can be swept aside any day by comments from the [president-elect]," said David Donabedian, chief investment officer of Atlantic Trust Private Wealth Management. Starbucks climbed 2. ...
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz will resign from position for second time image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:55:14 PM
. Howard Schultz will step down as Starbucks chief executive – again. ...
Starbucks boss Howard Schultz to step down image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 10:35:13 PM
. The chief executive of the Starbucks coffee chain, Howard Schultz, will step down from his post next year. ...
John Roberts of AO World: 'Businesses aren’t awake to online shopping' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 25th of November 2016 06:55:03 PM
....The war paint is on the faces of some staff who have tried to find a light-hearted way to motivate themselves on a crucial day for British retailers, and there are inspirational quotes all over the walls of the building, including “Just keep swimming” from Disney’s Finding Nemo. Staff play table tennis during their breaks in the staff cafeteria, which includes a pool table and its own Starbucks. ...
Radical reform of tax system is needed, says Sage boss image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 08:25:11 PM
....Mr Kelly is careful not to name the companies he's thinking of, but he hardly needs to. When I ask him whether he's thinking of the example set by Amazon, Google and Starbucks, he smiles and says: "I would call for a much broader movement - for business to be responsible citizens of the countries where you operate and sell. ...
Tata crisis image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 12:13:54 AM
....Tata Group may own a stake in each of those businesses, but they are separate legal entities, meaning Mr Mistry can only be removed by each company's board. That's exactly what happened at Tata Global Beverages, for example, the business that runs the Starbucks franchise in India where he was chairman, and at another huge operation Tata Consultancy Services. ...
Starbucks reports record annual profit image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 4th of November 2016 01:12:18 AM
. Starbucks may be complaining of "global headwinds" but that did not stop the world's biggest coffee chain from reporting record annual profits. ...
Tata's dented image image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 12:59:09 AM
.... . In half a day, I've used three - the Tata Sky TV service at home, a coffee from Tata Starbucks and a memory card bought from Tata's electronic retail store, Croma. ...
200 before lunch image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of October 2016 08:20:07 PM
....We weren't supposed to go to McAllen. The small Texan city, not far from the border with Mexico, has a roadside shopping mall and an obligatory drive-thru Starbucks - but at first glance, not much else. ...
Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax than sausage stall, says Austria image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of September 2016 09:55:20 PM
. Amazon and Starbucks pay less tax in Austria than a local sausage stall, the country's Chancellor Christian Kern has said in a newspaper interview. ...
'Here is the truth' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of September 2016 01:43:35 PM
.... . In October 2015, the EU body ordered the Netherlands to recover up to €30m from coffee giant Starbucks and told Luxembourg to reclaim the same amount from carmaker Fiat. ...
Europe's 'unfair' Apple tax ruling sparks US anger image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 06:27:57 PM
....Last year, the commission told the Netherlands to recover as much as €30m (£25. 6m) from Starbucks, while Luxembourg was ordered to claw back a similar amount from Fiat. ...
Apple should repay Ireland 13bn euros, European Commission rules image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of August 2016 10:36:08 AM
....Last year, the commission told the Netherlands to recover as much as €30m (£25. 6m) from Starbucks, while Luxembourg was ordered to claw back a similar amount from Fiat. ...
Apple facing record bill for Irish tax image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of August 2016 08:06:34 PM
....Last year, the commission told the Netherlands to recover as much as €30m (£25. 6m) from Starbucks and Luxembourg was ordered to claw back a similar amount from Fiat. ...
Coffee for votes image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 11:16:00 PM
US criticises EU tax probes ahead of Apple ruling image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 04:45:07 PM
....3bn) in a worst-case scenario. Several companies including Apple, Amazon and Starbucks are under investigation by the European Commission over allegations of tax avoidance. ...
Tax avoidance: Accountants face tougher penalties image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of August 2016 11:09:38 PM
.... . "It doesn't matter to me whether you're Amazon, Google or Starbucks, you have a duty to put something back, you have a debt to fellow citizens and you have a responsibility to pay your taxes," she said at the time. ...
Wendy's sales hit by cheaper US grocery prices image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 03:57:40 PM
.... . McDonald's, Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks have all posted lower sales in recent quarters. ...

Estate agents slammed for 'disgusting' sympathy card to widower 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Wednesday 10th of August 2016 01:13:22 PM
....Ms Smith Bowie added to the Toronto Star that she believed the pair regretted sending the card and did not want to see them suffer online abuse over the incident. Meanwhile,  a mother shut down a group of ‘mean girls’ at Starbucks with this powerful note. ...

Government undermining efforts to put an end to tax avoidance from behind the scenes, warn MPs
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....MPs added that the Treasury should carry out an annual assessment on the effects of cutting the corporation tax rate and introducing tax reliefs on avoidance. It comes after Theresa May indicated she will mount a tax crackdown on companies such as Amazon, Google and Starbucks. ...

Airlines warn Britain's airports are becoming a 'wild west' with fast food chains and coffee shops selling alcohol to passengers 
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.... . Pret A Manger offers alcoholic drinks at Gatwick Airport and Starbucks offer passengers alcohol in Edinburgh Airport. ...
Waste mountain image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 27th of July 2016 12:03:30 AM
.... . The takeout cups that are the stock-in-trade of High Street coffee giants such as Starbucks, Caffe Nero and Costa are currently almost impossible to recycle. ...

Superdrug sorry after staff 'body shame' shopper wearing shorts 
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of July 2016 02:28:42 PM
....”. Meanwhile,  this mother shut down these ‘mean girls’ at Starbucks with this powerful note. ...
The bank accounts paying savers a pittance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of July 2016 06:00:32 AM
....01%, which means that if you had £1,000 saved you would receive the princely sum of 10p gross interest after a year. After 26 years you’d have amassed enough to buy a Starbucks grande cappuccino … assuming it still costs £2. ...
JP Morgan to raise pay for 18,000 US staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of July 2016 03:11:55 PM
....JP Morgan is not the first major US company to announces it would raise pay for hourly workers. On Monday, Starbucks announced it was raising wages for 150,000 hourly workers, and in April, McDonald's announced a pay increase for workers at its non-franchised stores. ...
Starbucks to raise US workers' salaries image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of July 2016 04:34:10 PM
. Coffee giant Starbucks has said it will raise wages for workers at all its US stores in October. ...
Take out a mortgage … and walk away with a freebie image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 25th of June 2016 06:00:06 AM
.... The promotion runs until 7 August, and two stores – Croydon and Edmonton – aren’t participating. Meanwhile, health insurer VitalityHealth (formerly PruHealth) allows its members to earn points by doing exercise, in return for which they can get weekly rewards such as a free drink at Starbucks or a free Vue or Cineworld cinema ticket. ...
Payback for good: Take That and the other penitent tax avoiders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of June 2016 03:41:21 PM
....Corporate tax-avoiders tend to appear less chastened on the rare occasions that they do pop a little back into the public purse. Starbucks suggested it had been surprised by the customer reaction to its tax arrangements when it emerged in 2012 that the US coffee giant had paid marginal tax thanks to a complex structure. ...
Anti-muzak campaigner enjoys the sound of silence inside M&S image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of June 2016 04:36:24 PM
.... The city of Linz recently declared itself Beschallungsfrei – free of unwanted music. In Starbucks, on Charing Cross Road, as customers sip their lattes to a gentle background jazz medley, the volume is low enough for Carmen Brion, 40, to tolerate. ...
France 'to go all the way' to make multinationals pay their taxes image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 29th of May 2016 12:48:25 PM
....The raids built on work started by tax authorities three to four years ago, when they transferred tax data to judicial authorities who look into possible crimes, Sapin said. Google, McDonald’s and other multinational firms such as Starbucks are under increasing pressure in Europe from public opinion and governments angry at the way businesses exploit their international presence to minimise the tax they pay. ...
Spotify revenues surge 80% to more than £1.5bn image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of May 2016 12:18:29 PM
.... Other rivals include France-based Deezer and US-based Rhapsody, which also operates as Napster. Spotify launched Discover Weekly, which generates a personalised playlist of songs, started offering video and podcast features in January and teamed up with Starbucks in the US to bring in new subscribers. ...
Let’s move to Leigh-on-Sea: ‘What a difference 15 years makes’ image
.... It has an artisan gelato house nowadays, and if someone had told us in 2001 that there would be a £1. 2m penthouse for sale on Broadway in 2016 I’d have choked on my Starbucks (still exotic back then). ...
Why a new toilet law could flush cafes and takeaways down the pan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 04:18:17 PM
.... As in, cafes with fewer than 10 seats are not legally required to provide customer loos. Which is presumably why you can’t scoff a sausage roll in Greggs and then demand use of the washroom but you can order a takeout coffee in a central London Starbucks and get a key to the saddest toilets in Soho. ...
JD Wetherspoon launches price war with 99p tea and coffee image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 12:38:34 PM
....Those seeking a flat white or skinny decaf latte will be disappointed – the company will offer only Lavazza filter coffee and Tetley tea. Wetherspoons already sells more than 50m cups of coffee in its pubs each year, as well as about 25m breakfasts, but from this week it will compete with takeaway chains such as Starbucks, Costa, Pret A Mangerand Greggs. ...
'Dangerous' payday loans join guns and drugs on Google's banned ad list image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 05:17:26 PM
....Banning ads from payday lenders is a big move for Google, the most visited website in the world, against a massive and mostly legal market. Payday lending is a $46bn industry, and there are more payday loan storefronts in the US than McDonald’s and Starbucks combined. ...
Woman sues Starbucks over ice-to-coffee ratio in cold drinks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 2nd of May 2016 04:51:16 PM
. More coffee, please! A Chicago woman is suing Starbucks for allegedly serving her too much ice and too little caffeine in its cold beverages. ...
China expansion brewing for Costa Coffee owner image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 26th of April 2016 12:34:42 PM
....50, compared with £2. 60 at Starbucks and £2. ...
Why New Yorkers are queuing up … for Pret a Manger image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of April 2016 02:59:08 PM
....Just after 8am, in the bowels of Manhattan’s concrete rabbit warren Penn Station, there are a lot of queues. Long lines of travellers wait for the Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak trains; for the bathrooms where dozens of homeless people spend the night; and for food and drinks outside Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks and Pret a Manger. ...
Apple co-founder says company should pay MORE tax image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 22nd of April 2016 04:48:00 PM
....The European Commission is investigating the arrangement after recently ordering Belgium to recoup taxes from large multi-nationals, which had previously benefited from beneficial tax arrangements. In October the Commission also ruled that Starbucks Corp and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV benefited from illegal tax deals with the Dutch and Luxembourg authorities, and told each country to recover £20m in back taxes. ...
Tata Steel: part-public ownership with major private appeal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 11:01:39 PM
.... The investment bankers’ theory that Costa is somehow an under-valued or hidden jewel within Whitbread has always seemed half-baked. The idea rests on little more than the observation that Starbucks is a highly valued stock. ...
Companies get serious about water use image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 11:00:55 PM
....Elsewhere, the consumer goods giant Unilever and the carmaker Volkswagen have spent several hundred thousand dollars on planting trees to secure their water supplies in Africa and South America. The coffee giant Starbucks has committed millions of dollars to protect the water supply to its coffee plantations in Mexico and Indonesia. ...
What is being done to tackle tax-dodging? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 06:21:02 PM
....Several multinational companies have been in the headlines over tax. In Europe, Starbucks, Amazon, Apple and Fiat have all been investigated by the European Commission, as have many other companies. ...
EU plans to tackle tax avoidance are a good start – but only a start image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 04:37:38 PM
....One of the most persuasive solutions on the table is enforced transparency. In a week in which David Cameron has published details of his tax records, why shouldn’t public companies with a chequered track record – Google, Starbucks, Vodafone and others – be made to disclose more too?. ...
Europe pressures multinationals to declare taxes and profits image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:54:38 PM
....American and Chinese companies with subsidiaries in Europe would also be subject to the transparency drive, as the rules would apply to all global corporations with a large presence in Europe. If agreed, the new disclosure requirements would shine a spotlight on some of the world’s most powerful companies, including Apple, Google and Starbucks, which have been caught up in a public furore over their tax bills. ...
EU seeks more tax details from big firms image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 01:00:12 PM
....The plans come amid heightened scrutiny of the use of tax havens following the Panama Papers revelations. And it follows increasing pressure on multinationals such as Starbucks and Google to pay more tax in the countries where they operate. ...
EU regulators demand greater tax transparency from multinationals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 12th of April 2016 07:08:04 AM
....”. The original proposals were drawn up after public outcry over large corporations, such as Apple and Starbucks, paying little tax despite earning healthy profits. ...
Mine's a laaaaaaaaatte: wayward goat wanders into Starbucks image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 01:29:59 AM
. Staff at a Starbucks in northern California got a surprise on Sunday when an unusual customer wandered in to the cafe first thing in the morning. ...
Can you power a business on 100% renewable energy? Ikea wants to try image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 8th of April 2016 04:08:24 PM
....It also has a lot of company on the renewables bandwagon. As part of its pledge, HP signed on for the RE100 campaign, joining fellow corporations Google, Starbucks, Novo Nordisk and Goldman Sachs. ...

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