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Sabyasachi Mukherjee responds to claims of being 'inaccessible': 'As a luxury brand, I'm committed to the finest of quality'
Arts & Culture

Sabyasachi Mukherjee responds to claims of being 'inaccessible': 'As a luxury brand, I'm committed to the finest of quality'

"I will not compromise on price because the integrity of what we create is sacrosanct. It is not an accessible model," says ace designer Sabyasachi Mukerjee.

More than 300 companies curtail Russia operations, but some opt to remain
World

More than 300 companies curtail Russia operations, but some opt to remain

In this era of hyper-awareness that some customers and even employees have about the positions companies take on social and moral issues, those still doing business with — or in — Russia are putting their reputations on the line.

McDonald's, Starbucks, Coke, Pepsi, General Electric temporarily suspended Russia operations
World

McDonald's, Starbucks, Coke, Pepsi, General Electric temporarily suspended Russia operations

McDonald's said it will temporarily close 850 stores but continue paying its 62,000 employees in Russia "who have poured their heart and soul into our McDonald's brand."

App Store bug affects Google, Microsoft, other popular apps, erases app ratings: Report
News & Analysis

App Store bug affects Google, Microsoft, other popular apps, erases app ratings: Report

The bug affected 155 countries and on average, apps saw a 50 percent decrease in ratings in these countries.

Coca Cola in talks to buy stake in VG Siddhartha-owned Café Coffee Day as American giant looks to gain foothold in café space
Business

Coca Cola in talks to buy stake in VG Siddhartha-owned Café Coffee Day as American giant looks to gain foothold in café space

VG Siddhartha, who recently sold 20.32 percent stake in Mindtree to L&T, wants to retain a stake CCD and does not want to exit completely

Game of Thrones season 8 art director clarifies the coffee cup in episode 4 was not from Starbucks
Entertainment

Game of Thrones season 8 art director clarifies the coffee cup in episode 4 was not from Starbucks

The Game of Thrones makers have admitted that the Starbucks coffee cup was indeed a mistake and have taken a dig at the whole gaffe.

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4: Fans point out editing blunder as Daenerys is spotted with a Starbucks cup
Entertainment

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4: Fans point out editing blunder as Daenerys is spotted with a Starbucks cup

Game of Thrones season 8 episode 4 has become a subject of memes after Daenerys is seen with a Starbucks cup in a scene in the episode

Google Assistant gets a visual upgrade, includes easy voice and touch control
News & Analysis

Google Assistant gets a visual upgrade, includes easy voice and touch control

Google Assistant's redesign brings smooth integration between voice and touch controls.

Nestle seals deal to market Starbucks coffee; pact to boost Swiss company's portfolio in North America
Business

Nestle seals deal to market Starbucks coffee; pact to boost Swiss company's portfolio in North America

Under the deal, some 500 Starbucks employees in the United States and Europe will join Nestle, the Swiss company said in a statement

Alibaba ties up with Starbucks to deliver coffee across 30 Chinese cities
News & Analysis

Alibaba ties up with Starbucks to deliver coffee across 30 Chinese cities

Starbucks coffee will be delivered starting September from 150 stores in Beijing and Shanghai.

Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020 in bid to combat pollution
science

Starbucks to phase out plastic straws by 2020 in bid to combat pollution

Plastic straws have proven difficult to recycle because they are too slim for recycling production lines.

Starbucks' departing chairman Howard Schultz backs China prospects, hints at Jack Ma tie-up
Business

Starbucks' departing chairman Howard Schultz backs China prospects, hints at Jack Ma tie-up

China has been a sweet spot for Starbucks for the past few years, with a burgeoning cafe culture driving rapid growth even as the market saturated back home.

McDonald's, Starbucks among dozens of companies fined for violating Mumbai plastic ban
science

McDonald's, Starbucks among dozens of companies fined for violating Mumbai plastic ban

The rules, in force since Saturday, prohibit the use of disposable plastic items such as bags, cutlery, cups and bottles under a certain size.

Starbucks announces new policy after Philadelphia incident; no purchase needed to sit in its cafes, use restrooms
World

Starbucks announces new policy after Philadelphia incident; no purchase needed to sit in its cafes, use restrooms

Starbucks is announcing a new policy that allows anyone to sit in its cafes or use its restrooms, even if they don't buy anything.

Starbucks flips to open bathroom policy following racial firestorm after arrest of 2 African American men
World

Starbucks flips to open bathroom policy following racial firestorm after arrest of 2 African American men

Starbucks has adopted an open-bathroom policy following the arrest last month of two African American men at a coffee shop in Philadelphia.

Nestle to pay $7.15 billion to Starbucks to jump-start coffee business
Business

Nestle to pay $7.15 billion to Starbucks to jump-start coffee business

Swiss-based food giant Nestle will pay Starbucks $7.15 billion in cash for the rights to sell the U.S. coffee chain’s products around the world in a global alliance aimed at reinvigorating their coffee empires

Facebook Workplace to get more tools to compete with Slack and Microsoft Teams
News & Analysis

Facebook Workplace to get more tools to compete with Slack and Microsoft Teams

Facebook has long courted business customers but is mostly identified with its consumer brands, including its social network, Messenger, and WhatsApp

Two black men arrested at Starbucks speak out after apology from police; racial profiling storms back into US headlines
World

Two black men arrested at Starbucks speak out after apology from police; racial profiling storms back into US headlines

Nelson and Robinson, best friends since the fourth grade, were led away in handcuffs from the coffee shop in the city's well-to-do Rittenhouse Square neighborhood, in an incident recorded on a white customer's cellphone.

Starbucks to temporarily close 8,000 US stores for racial tolerance training after protests against Philadelphia arrest
World

Starbucks to temporarily close 8,000 US stores for racial tolerance training after protests against Philadelphia arrest

Starbucks Corp will close 8,000 company-owned US cafes for the afternoon on 29 May so 1,75,000 employees can undergo racial tolerance training in response to protests

Starbucks CEO issues apology after arrest of black men at store in Philadelphia sparks charges of racism
World

Starbucks CEO issues apology after arrest of black men at store in Philadelphia sparks charges of racism

Starbucks' CEO says he wants to apologise personally to the black men arrested at one of his Philadelphia stores, prompting accusations of racism on social media .