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July 24, 2014

Starbucks that its consolidated net revenue growth accelerated 11% in the third quarter, to $4.2 billion.

July 21, 2014

British retailing giant Tesco Plc on Monday said CEO Philip Clarke would step down in October, to be replaced by 27-year Unilever executive Dave Lewis, with the change effective Oct. 1.

July 18, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Co. is planning to pilot mobile ordering in an undisclosed U.S. market by the end of 2014. According to Re/code, the pilot will let consumers place orders through the company’s mobile app.

July 16, 2014

Starbucks opens its first store in Colombia on July 16.

July 3, 2014

Safeway Inc. is reportedly seeking bids for purchase of its shopping center development business.

June 24, 2014

Unlike most consumers, the retail industry doesn’t take a holiday in the summer. As we head into July, three very different retail companies are very much in the news. One has the industry all abuzz over who will be its next chief, while another has launched a pioneering employee initiative. And the newly appointed chief of the third wants to turn a cult L.A. brand into a global powerhouse. I’m fascinated by all three:

June 23, 2014

Starbucks appears to be targeting afternoon shoppers with new soda and sandwich offerings.

June 23, 2014

Annie Young-Scrivner, executive VP of Starbucks Coffee Company and president of its Teavana business, has been elected to the Macy’s Inc. board of directors.

June 20, 2014

Major multinational retailers such as Starbucks and Apple will have to start paying higher taxes in Europe, thanks to a move by the European Union (E.U.) to end certain tax breaks it has now defined as “state aid,” which is prohibited by E.U. bylaws.

June 20, 2014

Starbucks Corp. has opened its first company-operated store at Walt Disney World Resort, a nearly 4,000-sq.-ft. site at Downtown Disney West Side in Orlando, Florida.

June 20, 2014

Walmart Canada has appointed an executive from Delhaize Group, Dirk Van den Berghe, as president and CEO, effective Aug. 1.

June 16, 2014

Safeway Inc. has entered into a memorandum of understanding to settle the consolidated class action pending in Delaware state court filed on behalf of alleged Safeway stockholders against Safeway in connection with Safeway's proposed merger with an affiliate of AB Acquisition LLC.

June 16, 2014

Starbucks Corp. is launching an innovative program in partnership with Arizona State University (ASU) whereby the coffee giant will help pay for the cost of an online degree for its part-time and full-time associates who work at least 20 hours a week.

June 13, 2014

Starbucks announced Thursday that it would begin a nationwide rollout of Duracell Powermat wireless charging stations after the success of a pilot program.

June 12, 2014

La Boulange, the bakery-café chain owned by Starbucks, has opened its first restaurant outside its base of San Francisco, in Los Angeles.

May 27, 2014

Starbucks Corp. plans to bring its La Boulange Bakery café chain to Los Angeles, opening a location with extensive food offerings.

May 14, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company is expanding its presence in Latin America, with plans to open locations in Colombia, Bolivia and Panama.

May 6, 2014

One topic that’s been on my mind lately is the growing Hispanic market in the U.S., and what its clout and purchasing power will mean for retailers — and, subsequently, for retail real estate — in the years ahead. “Emerging” is probably too mild of a word to describe the Hispanic market — exploding might be more accurate.

April 25, 2014

Consolidated net income at Burger King Worldwide Inc. grew 68.7% year-over-year during the first quarter of fiscal 2014, rising to $60.4 million from $35.8 million.

April 25, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Corp. plans to open 1,500 new stores worldwide during 2014, including 600 in North America.

April 24, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company reported generally strong performance in the second quarter of fiscal 2014, compared to the same period a year earlier.

April 21, 2014

Associates working at Kroger stores in the Atlanta metro and surrounding area have ratified new labor agreements with UFCW Local 1996.

April 16, 2014

Starbucks Corp. plans to move its European headquarters to London, from its current base in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

April 15, 2014

Rite Aid pharmacy workers in 77 stores across the state of Michigan have voted to ratify a new, three-year agreement negotiated by United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 876, and the Rite Aid Bargaining Committee.

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