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For other meanings of the name "Starbuck," see The name Starbuck is used in a number of circumstances: Starbuck is name of the first mate of the ship Pequod in Herman Melvilles novel Moby-Dick Starbuck is name of a character in TV series Battlestar Galactica Starbucks is an international coffee retail chain The Starbuck Chronicles is... Starbuck

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A Starbucks coffee shop in Leeds is a city in the county of West Yorkshire, in the north of England. The River Aire runs through the town. Leeds is part of a metropolitan borough named the City of Leeds. According to the 2001 census the urban area of the city had a population of 429... Leeds, Royal motto: Dieu et mon droit (French: God and my right) Official language None; English is de facto Capital London Capitals coordinates 51° 30 N, 0° 10 W Largest city London Area  - Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population  - Total (2001)  - Density Ranked 1st UK... England

Starbucks ( NASDAQ, originally an acronym for National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations, is a stock exchange run by the National Association of Securities Dealers. When it began trading on February 8, 1971, it was the worlds first electronic stock market. Since 1999, it is the largest American stock exchange... NASDAQ: SBUX (http://quotes.nasdaq.com/asp/SummaryQuote.asp?symbol=SBUX&selected=SBUX)) is a large multinational chain of Coffee beans and a cup of coffee Coffee as a drink, usually served hot, is prepared from the roasted seeds (beans) of the coffee plant. Coffee bean types Coffea arabica - Brazil There are two main species of the coffee plant; Coffea arabica is the traditional coffee, and considered superior in... coffee shops, often serving desserts, with a reputation in the US as a center for In psychology, socialization is the process by which children and others adopt the behavior patterns of the culture that surrounds them. Sociologists may distinguish: primary socialization: the upbringing of a dependent infant, the initiation into a mother-tongue secondary socialization: training for specialist roles in society through education systems and... socializing, particularly among Alternate uses: Student (disambiguation) Etymologically derived through Middle English from the Latin second-type conjugation verb stŭdērĕ, which means to study, a student is one who studies. Also known as a disciple in the sense of a religious area of study, and/or in the... students and Yuppie is short for Young Urban Professional. It is used to describe a demographic profile: people, usually between their late twenties and early thirties, generally with graduate degrees. Yuppies tend to hold jobs in the professional sector, with incomes that place them in the upper-middle economic class. The term... young urban professionals. The corporate headquarters are in City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369.2 km² 217.2 km² 152... Seattle, Washington. The company was named after Starbuck, a character in Moby-Dick book cover Moby-Dick - the official title of the first edition - is a novel by Herman Melville. It was first published in expurgated form as The Whale on October 18, 1851, and then in full on November 14, 1851, in the United States. Moby-Dicks style was... Moby-Dick, and its mascot is a stylized cartoon In Greek mythology, the Sirens or Seirenes (Greek Σειρῆνας) were sea nymphs who lived on an island called Sirenum scopuli which was surrounded by cliffs and rocks. Approaching sailors were drawn to them by their enchanting singing, causing them to sail on the... siren. As of January 2005, Starbucks had 8,949 outlets worldwide: 6,376 of them in the United States and 2,573 in other countries. 861 of them are drive-through outlets.

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Company history

The first Starbucks was opened in Seattle in 1971 is a common year starting on Friday (click for link to calendar). Events January January 1 - British divorce Reform Act comes into force January 2 - 66 die in stairway crush at Rangers v Celtic football match, Glasgow, Scotland. See Ibrox disaster. January 2 - A ban on television cigarette advertisements... 1971 by three partners (Jerry Baldwin, Zev Siegel, and Gordon Bowker) wanting to sell high-quality coffee beans and machines, at its still-operating location across from Pike Place Market, looking west on Pike Street from First Avenue Inside, showing sign above staircase The Pike Place Market, which opened for business on August 17, 1907, is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in downtown Seattle, Washington, USA. Occupying over 9 acres (36,000 m... Pike Place Market. Entrepreneur Howard Schultz is an American businessman and entrepreneur most widely known as chief executive officer and chairman of Starbucks. He grew up in the federally subsidized Bayview Project of Brooklyn, New York. He became the first of his family to graduate from college when in 1975 he earned his bachelor... Howard Schultz joined the company in 1982 is a number and represents a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar Events January-February January 6 - William Bonin is convicted of being the freeway killer. January 8 - AT&T agrees to divest itself of twenty-two subdivisions January 11 - Mark Thatcher, son of the... 1982 and inspired by the Italian espresso bars, started the Il Giornale coffee bar chain in 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental and weather change Asian Tiger Mosquito, an invasive species is first found in Houston, Texas May 25 - Bangladesh is hit by a tropical cyclone and storm surge which kills approximately 10,000 people. September 19 - 8... 1985. A few years after the original owners took the opportunity to purchase Peet's Coffee and Tea, they sold the Starbucks chain to Howard Schultz, whose Il Giornale outlets were rebranded as Starbucks in 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental change Varroa destructor, an invasive parasite is found in the US October 15 - Hurricane force winds cause extensive damage in southern England. January January 1 - Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories, changes its name to Iqaluit. In 1999... 1987. Starbucks opened its first locations in This article refers to the city in British Columbia, Canada. Vancouver can also refer to Vancouver, Washington, USA, a suburb of Portland, Oregon. For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). Motto: By sea, land and air we prosper City  - Population (2001): 545,671  - Cdn. Mun. Rank: Ranked 8th  ... Vancouver, British Columbia (at Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Services Waterfront Station is the downtown Vancouver terminus for the following services: The Expo SkyTrain Line to King George Station in Surrey; The Millennium SkyTrain Line to Commercial Drive Station in east Vancouver; The proposed Richmond... Waterfront Station) and Chicagos skyline at day Chicago is the third largest city in the United States, after New York City and Los Angeles, with an official population of 2,896,016, as of the 2000 US Census. It is the fourth largest city in North America and the seventh largest in... Chicago, Illinois in 1987 is a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. Events Environmental change Varroa destructor, an invasive parasite is found in the US October 15 - Hurricane force winds cause extensive damage in southern England. January January 1 - Frobisher Bay, Northwest Territories, changes its name to Iqaluit. In 1999... 1987. Its first location outside of North America was opened in Tokyo (東京; Tōkyō, lit. eastern capital) is the capital of Japan as well as the most populous conurbation in Japan, and the worlds largest metropolitan area by population with 33,750,000 people living within its urban influence. A little more than 12 million people... Tokyo, Japan, in 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. Events Environmental change The invasive species Asian long-horned beetle is found in New York January 7 - One of the worst blizzards in American history hits eastern... 1996, and now Starbucks has outlets in 30 additional countries.


By the time of its Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. Start the Ipo article If you have created this page in the past few minutes and it has not yet appeared, it may not be visible due to a delay in updating the database. Please wait and check again... initial public offering on the stock market in 1992 is a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. Events January January - The Internet Society is formed. January 1 Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt replaces Javier Pérez de Cuéllar of Peru as United Nations Secretary-General George H. W. Bush becomes the first... 1992, it had grown to 165 outlets. In April 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January January 1 - Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. Pascal Couchepin becomes President of the Confederation in... 2003 Starbucks added 150 new outlets in one day, by completing the purchase of Seattles Best Coffee is a specialty coffee retailer and wholesaler based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It became part of Starbucks Corporation on July 14, 2003. Founded by Jim Stewart in 1968 as the Wet Whisker, an ice cream and coffee shop in Coupeville, Washington, Seattles Best Coffee was... Seattle's Best Coffee and Torrefazione Italia from AFC Enterprises is the Atlanta-headquartered company that owns three fast-food restaurants: Churchs Chicken, Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits, and Cinnabon. In August 2004, the company sued the now-defunct Arthur Andersen company for malpractice and breach of contract, alleging that its accountants failed to catch the problems... AFC Enterprises. As of May 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of Freshwater The European Disability Year Events January events January 1 Luíz Inácio Lula Da Silva becomes the 37th President of Brazil. Pascal Couchepin becomes President of the Confederation in Switzerland... 2003, Starbucks operated more than 6,400 locations worldwide. Stung by criticism of the conditions in which its coffee was grown, the company introduced a line of The fair trade movement promotes international agreements to enforce price supports for commodities, particularly those exported from poor countries to the industrialised West. Proponents of fair trade criticise free trade for facilitating imbalances in trading relationships which permit the wealthy to exploit the poor and seek fair prices to provide... fair trade products; although the majority of its sales are not certified fair trade, Starbucks pays its producers some of the highest rates per pound in the world. Starbucks is also known for providing even part-time employees with healthcare benefits and stock options.


Starbucks' success in the US market has not always been replicated around the world, as it has faced stiff competition in locations where existing coffee shops and restaurants already serve a variety of high-quality coffees, and from a number of retailers which emulate Starbucks' business model (often adding a local twist).


This rapid proliferation of the company has been the subject of much comment and occasional In contemporary usage, parody is a form of satire that imitates another work of art in order to ridicule it. Parody exists in all art media, including literature, music, and cinema. In ancient Greek literature, a parody was a type of poem that imitated another poems style. Indeed, the... parody, for instance in the Austin Powers in International Man of Mystery. Austin Danger Powers, played by Mike Myers, is the title character of a series of films. The films are a parody of many spy films of the 1960s, primarily the James Bond, Harry Palmer, and Matt Helm film franchises, and an increasingly broad... Austin Powers films, The Simpsons. Clockwise from top left: Homer, Marge, Maggie, Santas Little Helper, Bart, Snowball II, and Lisa. The Simpsons is the longest-running animated television series and sitcom series in U.S. television history, with 16 seasons and 344 episodes since its debut on December 17, 1989. Highly satirical... The Simpsons, This article is about the animated television series. For other uses go to South Park (disambiguation). The main characters of South Park (and the hundreds of secondary characters), as they appear in the title sequence. South Park is a comedy animated series created by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. Distributed... South Park and Shrek 2 movie poster Shrek 2 is the 2004 sequel to the computer-animated 2001 DreamWorks Pictures movie Shrek that was released in the United States on May 19, 2004. In April 2004 the film was selected for competition at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival. There are more Shrek movies... Shrek 2.


Labor disputes

On May 17, 2004, Starbucks' workers at the 36th and Madison store in midtown Manhattan organized for the first Starbucks barista A union (labor union in American English; trade union, sometimes trades union, in British English; either labour union or trade union in Canadian English) is a legal entity consisting of employees or workers having a common interest, such as all the assembly workers for one employer, or all the workers... union in the United States of America. The 12 workers, with assistance from the The IWW Label A Wobbly membership card The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies) is an international union headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, having much in common with anarcho-syndicalist unions, but also many differences. It contends that all workers should be united within a single union as... Industrial Workers of the World IU/660 submitted union cards to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for a certification election. The baristas complain that a starting wage of $7.75 an hour is not a Living wage refers to the hourly wage that one deems necessary for a person to achieve a basic standard of living. In the context of developed countries such as the United Kingdom or Switzerland, this standard is generally considered to require that a person working forty hours a week, with... living wage in New York City and that Starbucks refuses to guarantee regularity of hours per week, which leads to extreme Precarity is a condition of existence without predictability or security, generally with regards to an individuals material or psychological welfare. Precarity increases in late-capitalism as nations shift from manufactory to service and information based economies. Milan-based organizer Alex Foti, formerly of the Italian flexwork syndicate ChainWorkers, identifies two... precarity.


On July 22, 2004, the Retail Workers' Union IU/660 filed an unfair labor practice charge against Starbucks for allegedly making threats of wage cuts, giving Bribery is the practice of offering a professional money or other favours in order to circumvent ethics in a variety of professions. It is a form of corruption and is generally illegal, or at least cause for penalties from professional organisations. For example, a motorist may bribe a police officer... bribes, and selectively enforcing no-distribution policies to alter the results of the barista's union vote. The IU/660 has also joined with Global Exchange in calling on Starbucks to purchase at least 5% of the store's coffee from The fair trade movement promotes international agreements to enforce price supports for commodities, particularly those exported from poor countries to the industrialised West. Proponents of fair trade criticise free trade for facilitating imbalances in trading relationships which permit the wealthy to exploit the poor and seek fair prices to provide... fair trade certified sources. Currently only 1% of Starbucks' coffee is fair trade.


On January 14, 2005 charges stemming from a march at the 2004 Republican National Convention Logo President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney accepted their partys nomination to run for second terms. Delegates from every state crowded the convention floor. There were 2,509 delegates and 2,344 alternates in attendance. State Senator Barbara Marumoto decorated the Hawaii... 2004 Republican National Convention were dropped against Starbucks' baristas' union co-founder Daniel Gross. Witnesses allege Starbuck's managers coordinated with the NYPD to single out Daniel Gross and another union activist from a crowd of 200 peaceful protesters. Witnesses also claim to have incontrovertible video tape evidence that shows the arresting police officer(s) fabricated evidence including filing a false police report. The dismissal charges came two weeks after the In the United States the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is a five-person appointed federal agency charged with conducting elections for labor union representation and with investigating and remedying unfair labor pratices. The NLRB was established in 1935 through passage of the National Labor Relations Act, better known as... National Labor Relations Board issued a complaint against the company [Starbucks] alleging that management made threats, gave bribes, and created an impression of surveillance in a failed effort to defeat the first-ever union of Starbucks café workers in the United States. [1]  (http://www.iww.org/unions/iu660/starbucks/Starbucks18.shtml)


Starbucks' logo

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The original Starbucks logo.

The siren (sometimes referred to as a For an article about the 1990 movie Mermaids, see Mermaids (movie) A mermaid is a legendary creature with a female human head and torso (if its male, its called a merman) and the tail of a fish, which inhabits the water. Some sailors claim to have seen mermaids... mermaid, but this figure has two tails) in the Starbucks' logo changed over the years due to political reasons. In the first version she had naked breasts. In the second, streamlined version, they were covered by hair, but the navel was still visible. In the current version, the navel is not visible anymore. See also: The Mermaid (http://www.endicott-studio.com/jMA03Summer/theMermaid.html)


Starbucks and globalization

Starbucks has pursued an ambitious campaign of expansion in international markets beyond its North American base. As such it has come to be regarded, particularly by the anti-globalization movement, as a flagship of Globalization (or globalisation) is a term used to describe the changes in societies and the world economy that are the result of dramatically increased trade and cultural exchange. In specifically economic contexts, it refers almost exclusively to the effects of trade, particularly trade liberalization or free trade. Between 1910 and... globalization and a prime example of the ills some feel globalization carries. Several on-line campaign groups maintain websites decrying the company, criticizing its fair-trade policies, labor relations, environmental impact, and holding it as a paragon of what they see as US cultural and economic imperialism. Branches of Starbucks have been attacked during protests, including those against the WTO meeting in Seattle, and the theme is picked up in fictional media: the movie Fight Club (1999) is a film based on the novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk. It was directed by David Fincher and starred Brad Pitt, Edward Norton, and Helena Bonham Carter. It also featured an original soundtrack by the Dust Brothers. As of June 23, 2004, Fight Club is in... Fight Club depicts anti-corporatist guerillas destroying a chain coffee house (clearly a thinly-veiled Starbucks).


See also

  • A Street Cafe, Jerusalem, Henry Fenn (1838- ): steel engraving in Picturesque Palestine, ca 1875 A coffeehouse, coffee shop, or caf shares some of the characteristics of a bar, and some of the characteristics of a restaurant. In the United States, it does not emphasize alcoholic beverages; typically, it does not... Coffee house

External links

  • Official website (http://www.starbucks.com)
  • Starbucks union website (http://www.starbucksunion.org)
  • Correction to the widely-circulated mistake about the origin of Starbucks name (http://radio.weblogs.com/0118865/stories/2004/08/03/theConciseAndCorrectExplanationOfTheStarbucksNamingMyth.html)
  • Starbucks across the street from another Starbucks (http://www.gergltd.com/users/isaac.gerg/starbucks/)
  • Voice of dissent (http://www.ihatestarbucks.com)

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Shade grown coffee is a term that is used to describe a range of agricultural practices where coffee plants are grown under a partial to full shade forest canopy.
Certified organic coffee is coffee that has been certified by an independent third-party organization and certified to have been grown without the use of synthetic chemicals, including pesticides and fertilizers.
Organic coffee refers primarily to whether or not synthetic pesticides and chemicals have been used during the coffee growing while shade refers to the forest environment in which the coffee is grown.
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Starbucks has stated that this was done to show the company's heritage from the Pacific Northwest and to celebrate 35 years of business, however the vintage logo has sparked some controversy due to the siren's bare chest.
Starbucks is known for its signature Frappuccino, a flavored drink of coffee, milk and sugar blended with ice.
Starbucks has come to be regarded by some, particularly in the anti-globalization movement, as symbolic of the problems posed by globalization.
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