- SBUXCNBC•10 hours ago
It seems that Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) can put as much ice as it wants in your beverage. "If children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid they will receive, the Court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonable consumer would not be deceived into thinking that when they order an iced tea, that the drink they receive will include both ice and tea and that for a given size cup, some portion of the drink will be ice rather than whatever liquid beverage the consumer ordered," wrote Percy Anderson, the U.S. District Judge presiding over the case in his dismissal of the lawsuit last Friday. "The cups Starbucks uses for its cold drinks... are clear, and therefore make it easy to see that the drink consists of a combination of liquid and ice," Anderson wrote.
- COSTBusiness Insider•2 days ago
Costco’s marriage to Visa has been rocky pretty much from the start — and this weekend shoppers faced a new problem, despite assurances that issues in the relationship were being ironed out. On Friday evening, a number of Costco members received emails from Citi, the issuer of the new Visa-Costco credit card, alerting them that their credit card accounts had been closed. Citi told Business Insider that Friday’s emails were intended to be sent to Costco shoppers whose memberships had lapsed to alert them they could no longer use their Costco Anywhere Visa cards.