Starbucks To Offer Wireless Smartphone Charging Pads In San Francisco LocationsSoon you may not have to fumble or fight for a power outlet to charge your phone at your neighborhood Starbucks. Starbucks and Duracell say they are rolling out Powermat wireless charging devices in stores in San Francisco.
Illegal Immigrants Working At La Boulange May Lose Jobs SoonWorkers at La Boulange told CBS 5 they could be fired in two months because they are illegal immigrants, after receiving letters from their new owner. Up to 400 workers could lose their jobs.
Starbucks Testing New Baked Goods In Bay AreaStarbucks Corp. is testing a variety of toasty croissants and baked goods in nine San Francisco stores, with plans to eventually expand distribution nationally.
La Boulange Accused Of San Francisco Health Care Law ViolationsKnown for its artisan pastries and sandwiches, San Francisco-based La Boulange is under the microscope as employees claim that the company has violated the city’s ordinance mandating health coverage.
Starbucks Snaps Up SF Bakery Chain La Boulange For $100MThe Seattle-based coffee shop chain says baked goods and pastries from La Boulange will start replacing its current lineup early next year. Starbucks also says it plans to make the San Francisco-area bakery into a national presence in the years ahead.
Peet's Coffee May Sell Itself To StarbucksEmeryville-based Peet's Coffee reportedly has held talks with Starbucks about a potential sale to the large coffee shop chain.