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Try, Try Again: Starbucks Weathers One Boycott After Another

The recent surge in boycotts prompted TriplePundit to explore why some consumer-driven exercises in social activism work, and some don’t. A good case study is Starbucks. The company has become a prime target for boycotts over the past several years, and it is facing yet another consumer backlash after pledging to hire thousands of refugees. The pledge was a direct rebuke to the Donald Trump administration’s Muslim [...]

Starbucks Faces Boycotts After Pledging to Hire 10,000 Refugees

by Grant Whittington on Wednesday, Feb 1st, 2017 On Friday, President Donald Trump signed an executive order banning citizens from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the U.S. for at least 90 days. Protests erupted almost immediately, and business leaders lined up to take a stand against the order. One of those execs is Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who promised to hire 10,000 refugees over five years. In [...]