Democrats across the country mulled a potential Starbucks boycott Monday; saying the former CEO would likely split the liberal vote in the 2020 election should Howard Schultz run as a third-party candidate.
“Third-party White House runs tend to peel votes away from major-party candidates, splitting the support from one side in a way that benefits the other,” writes the Daily Mail.
“Democratic activists have begun to openly suggest boycotting Starbucks, a company in which Schultz maintains significant ownership, until he commits that he won’t disrupt the Democrats’ chances to unify behind a single anti-Trump challenger,” adds the article.
Schultz unveiled his potential candidacy Sunday night, saying both Democrats and Republicans have left many American voters “looking for a home.”
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COFFEE CHAOS: California ORDERS Starbucks to WARN Customers of 'Coffee Risk'
A judge in California sided with a local non-profit group this week and ordered coffee retail giant Starbucks and other purveyors to warn customers of the drink’s “cancer risk,” saying chemicals used in the roasting process can be harmful to people’s health.
“The lawsuit claimed those companies violated state law, which requires them to warn consumers about chemicals in the roasting process that may cause cancer. One of those chemicals is acrylamide, which is a carcinogen,” writes ABC News.
It’s unclear how one of the nation’s largest coffee manufacturers plans to comply with the ruling; with experts predicting cigarette-style warnings on future Starbuck’s disposable cups.
The judge’s decision echoes a similar lawsuit years ago, when national fast-food chain McDonald’s was compelled to warn customers of the drink’s “Hot Temperature” risk.
The move comes as California residents struggle to come to terms with decades of liberal policies and the state’s ‘Sanctuary City’ guidelines; prompting many locals to flee the region’s high taxes and soaring crime rates.
COFFEE CHAOS: Starbucks to CLOSE 150 STORES Across the US After ‘BIAS Training’
Coffee retail giant Starbucks announced Tuesday its plan to close approximately 150 stores across the United States as a result of “slow growth,” sending the Seattle-based corporation’s stock prices down nearly 7%.
According to Bloomberg, the nationwide chain plans to reduce its amount of stores in “densely populated markets” across America, with the newly announced CEO saying “our shareholders deserve better.”
“Our growth has slowed a bit,” said Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson. “I expect better, I think our shareholders deserve better, and we’re committed to address that.”
The announcement comes just weeks after the store closed all 8,000 locations nationwide to re-train their employees on “anti-bias” techniques.
The resulting policy change prompted the mega-retailer to allow all persons to use the restroom facilities without requiring a purchase, effectively turning the neighborhood coffee shop into what some customers described as a “homeless shelter.”