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Seattle Starbucks Stores go even greener

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The FINANCIAL -- Two-month borrow-and-return trial will run in five Seattle stores as part of Starbucks ongoing commitment to reducing single use cup waste and goal to reduce waste by 50% by 2030, Starbucks notes.…

American Airlines and Alaska Airlines Introduce enhanced offerings for customers

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The FINANCIAL — AAdvantage® members will enjoy more rewards when American Airlines and Alaska Airlines implement reciprocal benefits as part of the West Coast International Alliance. “We look forward to offering our loyal members more ways to earn miles and realize the benefits of our West Coast International Alliance with Alaska Airlines,” said American’s Chief…

Starbucks stops the use of reusable cups over coronavirus fears

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The FINANCIAL — Starbucks is temporarily stopping use of reusable mugs because of the coronavirus. It’s unclear how long the reusable mug ban will last. Also, company converted its annual shareholders meeting in hometown Seattle to a virtual-only event due to concerns about the virus. Starbucks has announced that it will be temporarily pausing the…

Amazon opens first cashier-less Amazon Go Grocery store

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The FINANCIAL — The online retailing giant – Amazon opened its first-ever full-size, cashier-less grocery store. Just Walk Out Technology automatically detects when products are taken from or returned to the shelves and keeps track of them in a virtual cart. When you’re done shopping, you can just leave the store. Later, Amazon will send…