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Starbucks Will Close 8,000-Plus US Locations for ‘Racial Bias Education Day'

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Company-owned stores will temporarily shutter May 29 Following the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks location, and the ensuing protests , the Seattle-based coffee giant will temporarily shutter all of its company-owned stores in the United States for a “racial bias education day.” The 8,000-plus locations will go dark the afternoon of May 29, the company announced Tuesday .
“I've spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” Starbucks chief executive officer...
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Starbucks Attempts to Recover from PR Nightmare Following Philadelphia Arrests

Starbucks Attempts to Recover from PR Nightmare Following Philadelphia Arrests

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The coffee giant's CEO met with the two men face-to-face and is calling for more staff training In the wake of protests spurred by the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the coffee giant is attempting to recover from its public relations nightmare. CEO Kevin Johnson appeared on ABC's Good Morning America on Monday, apologizing for the “reprehensible” incident and saying that store managers will undergo unconscious bias training in order “to ensure that doesn't happen again.”
Johnson met with the two men face-to-face on Monday in Philadelphia, according to NBC. “I would...
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