Another fast-food chain closes in Costa Rica
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Another fast-food chain closes in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 26, 2015

Last Saturday, the restaurant chain Bagelmen’s closed all of its locations in Costa Rica, laying off 110 employees. Signs on Saturday morning placed on the doors at all locations read: “We are…

Costa Rica’s franchise sector grows by nearly 13 percent in 2014
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Costa Rica’s franchise sector grows by nearly 13 percent in 2014

L. Arias - December 18, 2014

Despite reports of slow growth in Costa Rica’s business sector, those operating under the franchising regime grew by 12.7 percent in 2014, according to the National Franchise…

Neil Young vows Starbucks boycott over GMOs
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Neil Young vows Starbucks boycott over GMOs

AFP - November 18, 2014

NEW YORK – Rock icon Neil Young has pledged to stop drinking at Starbucks over an industry challenge to laws on genetically modified crops, but the coffee giant…

Coffee’s third wave?
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Coffee’s third wave?

Will Oremus | Slate - March 26, 2014

NEW YORK – Do you remember when Starbucks was cool? It opened in Seattle in the 1970s as a local specialty roaster, a trendy alternative to the…

Starbucks to open fourth store in Costa Rica in March
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Starbucks to open fourth store in Costa Rica in March

L. Arias - January 29, 2014

Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks will open its first store in eastern San José in March, the company’s fourth in Costa Rica. The new store will be located…

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Third Starbucks to open in San José

L. Arias - July 31, 2013

The third Starbucks location in Costa Rica will open in Escazú, southwest of the capital, in September, the construction firm in charge of the project, GTU Desarrollos,…

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Starbucks to open two more coffee shops in Costa Rica

L. Arias - May 13, 2013

U.S. coffee giant Starbucks will open two more coffee shops in Costa Rica by the end of the year, one east and one west of the Greater…

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Starbucks buys coffee farm in Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 19, 2013

Starbucks Corp. bought a coffee farm next to Poás Volcano in the province of Alajuela to expand the company’s grower-support program and allow the coffee-shop operator to…

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Starbucks’ most expensive coffee is from Costa Rica

L. Arias - November 28, 2012

Seattle-based coffee giant Starbucks recently introduced its most expensive coffee ever, Costa Rica Finca Palmilera, in 48 of its U.S. stores – half of those stores in…

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Starbucks opens second Costa Rica location on Thursday

L. Arias - November 14, 2012

The official Facebook page of U.S. coffee giant Starbucks noted that its second store in Costa Rica will open Thursday at the new mall Lincoln Plaza in…