Left Over: Mood Indigo, and No Surprises Here, Folks…..

Chapters to close Robson store in downtown Vancouver Chapters Indigo blames high rent as it prepares to shut down its flagship Vancouver location CBC News Posted: Jan 19, 2015 3:15 PM PT Last Updated: Jan 19, 2015 6:58 PM PT For those of us old enough to remember, Robson St. used to be a friendly, ...

Carbon49 - Sustainability for Canadian businesses: Sustainability: Canada’s Strengths and Weaknesses

A large scale study by OfficeMax Grand & Toy comparing Canadian companies to their world peers finds Canada leads in capturing cost reduction from sustainability initiatives but lags global leaders in driving profitability through collaboration. Broader collaborations with customers, suppliers, government and policy makers may be a key to unlocking the next phase’s rewards. As Canadians, ...

Bill Longstaff: Starbucks sticks it to the Brits

I always look forward to reading yet another story about how multinational corporations slither out of their tax responsibilities and was, therefore, duly amused by a piece I encountered in Al Jazeera about the world’s favourite coffee shop. It appears Starbucks, while selling £643-million worth of goods in the U.K. last year, paid not a ...

Geoff Campbell: Starbucks VP Speech at Newhouse

On Friday, James Olson, Vice President, Global Public Relations for Starbucks Coffee Company came to campus to present his talk, “Enlightened Leadership: How to Turn a Company into a Movement”. It was a story about how the company, according to media reports, was in dire straights in October 2008. The stock was tumbling so Howard Schultz came back to ...

Slap Upside The Head: NOM Boycotts Starbucks

Nation for Marriage, one of the United States’ largest anti-gay lobby groups, is launching a boycott against Starbucks over the company’s support for equal marriage rights. Gosh, I wonder how Starbucks will weather the loss of their closed-minded, religious fanatic customer segment. I’ll be sure to report on the monetary damage as more news comes ...