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Group Files Complaint Against Starbucks Korea over Giveaway Bags Containing Toxic Chemicals

Group Files Complaint Against Starbucks Korea over Giveaway Bags Containing Toxic Chemicals

SEOUL, Sept. 2 (Korea Bizwire) — A civic group filed a complaint against Starbucks Coffee Korea on Friday in connection with giveaway picnic bags found to contain toxic chemicals. The company came under fire in July after formaldehyde, a carcinogen, was detected in “summer carry bags,” which it provided to customers who purchased 17 drinks [...]

Starbucks Coffee Korea Announces Official Recall of ‘Summer Carry Bags’ Containing Toxic Substance

Starbucks Coffee Korea Announces Official Recall of ‘Summer Carry Bags’ Containing Toxic Substance

SEOUL, Aug. 11 (Korea Bizwire) – Starbucks Coffee Korea said Thursday it will launch an official recall of its giveaway picnic bags, after the company came under fire for handing out the merchandise containing a toxic chemical substance. The announcement came after the company apologized over the discovery of formaldehyde in its “summery carry bag” [...]

Starbucks Offers Apology over Toxic Substance in Its Giveaway ‘Summer Carry Bag’

Starbucks Offers Apology over Toxic Substance in Its Giveaway ‘Summer Carry Bag’

SEOUL, July 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Korea offered an apology Thursday over a toxic chemical substance found in its giveaway bags in a move to assuage safety concerns of customers. The move came after a user of an anonymous community app called Blind claimed earlier this month that formaldehyde was found on Starbucks’ “summery [...]

Starbucks Korea Signs Agreement to Help Small Cafes

Starbucks Korea Signs Agreement to Help Small Cafes

SEOUL, March 31 (Korea Bizwire) — The Ministry of SMEs and Startups said Wednesday that Starbucks Korea had signed an agreement with the National Commission for Corporate Partnership and the National Cafe Owners Association. Under this agreement, Starbucks Korea will develop drinks using local agricultural produce before sharing these recipes as well as providing raw [...]

Consumers Hoard Coupons as Starbucks Prepares for Price Hike

Consumers Hoard Coupons as Starbucks Prepares for Price Hike

SEOUL, Jan. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — With Starbucks preparing to raise drink prices, consumers are scrambling to ‘hoard’ Starbucks drink coupons. As of Tuesday, KakaoTalk mobile messenger gift shop’s bestseller list in the ‘coupons’ section showed that the top 15 items, except for third and 15th place, were Starbucks coupons. Since Starbucks coupons are valid [...]