Sunday, November 11, 2012
A US Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court ruling saying that a company policy violated state laws.
Starbucks owes baristas across Massachusetts more than $14 million for “violating state laws preventing supervisors from sharing in tips pools,” reported The Boston Globe. A US Court of Appeals panel upheld a lower court ruling on the issue in which “Starbucks baristas challenged the Seattle coffee chain’s practice of requiring them to share tips with shift supervisors, according to a class-action lawsuit filed in 2008,” reported The Globe. The ruling reportedly affects about 11,000 baristas who worked in Starbucks between 2005 and 2001.
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Crazy Jayne's and Rise n' Shine closed their doors, while Starbucks drive-thru and Palettes are beginning their stays in Natick.
In tough economic times like these, businesses all over the country are struggling to keep their doors open, while others are accepting the challenge and opening. Periodically, we'll feature the business changes happening in Natick, highlighting old businesses that we're sad to see go and ones we're excited to try in the future. The following are a few of the most recent Natick business updates. Closings: Openings: What will you miss most about Crazy Jayne's and Rise n' Shine and what excites you about Palettes?
Thursday, January 12, 2012
The Rte. 9 Starbucks is a drive-thru only location, and the second Starbucks in town.
Now, you don't even have to get out of your car to get your Starbucks fix in Natick. Last Friday, a Starbucks Drive-Thru opened on Route 9 west. The new location, at 333 Worcester St. next to iParty, is the second in Natick. The regular Natick Starbucks shop remains open at 1346 Worcester St., across from the Natick Mall. The newest Starbucks is drive-thru only, but offers the same menu you'd find at any location. The store is open on Monday through Saturday from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and on Sunday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
According to a Boston.com report, Starbucks will raise prices by 1 percent in many areas of the country.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Coffee giant Starbucks announced Tuesday that it will raise prices by 1 percent in many of their stores across the county, according to a report by Boston.com. Price increases are expected for Boston, New York, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Dallas, Albuquerque, NM. and some Southern states, the report said. After the increase, a tall cup of coffee will cost 10 cents more. We want to know: Will the expected increase change your Starbucks habit? Take our poll and let us know in the comments section!