Read about Seattle coffee retail giant Starbucks, CEO Howard Schultz and developments in the coffee industry. Topics include Starbucks brands such as Via, Teavana, Verismo, Frappuccino, Cafe Misto, Pike Place Roast and Seattle's Best Coffee. Topics also include competitors such as Peets, Tully's, Caribou, Costa Express, McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts; and Starbucks' global expansion in markets such as India and China.

Starbucks’ cashless cafe stirs up question — shouldn’t retailers have to accept ‘legal tender’?

There are no shortages in finding frozen icy beverages but these treats can packed a ton of calories. This is the 16-ounce blended light frappuccino at the Starbucks in Dunwoody. (Vino Wong/Atlanta Journal-Constitution/MCT) 1126720  Previous UID: 0422306010

It’s just a one-store test, but news of the Starbucks experiment of refusing cash at its location in Seattle’s Russell Investment Center has certainly stirred up discussion.

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