Survey: Starbucks tops mobile loyalty apps with consumers

In what is probably not a surprise to anyone, Starbucks' mobile app is the most popular among several well-known restaurant loyalty rewards apps, according to a new survey from The Manifest. The Manifest, which is a business news and how-to-guide...

Starbucks tests cashless store in downtown Seattle

Starbucks has gone cashless at one location in downtown Seattle as the coffee giant experiments with a growing trend among fast casual chains in the U.S. The Seattle Times first made the discovery and reported that Starbucks is testing the concept at only one store.

Starbucks enables account reloads via Apple Watch

Starbucks now is enabling Apple Watch users to reload their Starbucks Card account from within the coffee retailer's app for the device, according to a report at 9to5 Mac. Apple Watch owners could always pay with the Starbucks app on...

Merchants seek ways to make their mobile apps indispensable

Merchants seek ways to make their mobile apps indispensable

Church's Chicken offers up a unique feature in its mobile app: a curated music playlist.

Alipay acceptance comes to Starbucks in Malaysia

Alipay is now available as a payment method for mainland Chinese tourists at all 242 Starbucks branches across Malaysia, according to a press release. Chinese tourists can find the nearest Starbucks location in Malaysia through the in-app Discovery platform, and...

What merchants should consider when deploying new technology

What merchants should consider when deploying new technology

As retailers and restaurants consider whether to deploy new consumer offerings such as a loyalty program, branded app or mobile payments, executives must consider whether such efforts help them acquire more customers to get them into storefronts more often while coaxing them to spend more money.

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Merchants should highlight mobile self-service usefulness to consumers

Do consumers see the value in every self-checkout option available to them from different restaurants and retailers?

Loyalty (and caffeine) continues to drive Starbucks' mobile success

The company soon will roll out its mobile order-ahead service to 600 locations throughout the West Coast.

Forget Apple: Starbucks wants to rule mobile payments

United States consumers made $1.3 billion in mobile payments in 2013 and the coffee retailer accounted for over 90 percent of those purchases.

Restaurant industry views mobile payments as critical strategy going forward

Restaurant industry views mobile payments as critical strategy going forward

Executives gathered at the National Restaurant Association Show last month to discuss growing trend.

Does Starbucks have the answers for everyone's mobile problems?

Does Starbucks have the answers for everyone's mobile problems?

Retailers have asked the coffee giant about white-labeling its successful app. 

Starbucks considers white-labeling its mobile app

Tech companies and national retailers have approached Starbucks about whether the coffee giant would consider licensing or white-labeling its successful mobile application, CEO Howard Schultz revealed yesterday during the company's earnings call. Schultz reiterated the consideration this morning on CNBC....

Wearables offer a different kind of mobile payment

Wearables offer a different kind of mobile payment

Smartwatches, bracelets and even glasses are changing how we pay and access financial information.

Loyalty schemes will drive mobile wallet adoption

Loyalty schemes will drive mobile wallet adoption

Consumer uptake of mobile payments will be directly related to the added value received from using mobile wallets.

Starbucks reports continued growth in mobile app usage

Starbucks reports continued growth in mobile app usage

Digital initiatives will help coffee chain navigate changing retail landscape, CEO says during earnings call.

Starbucks updates mobile app after reports of security threats

This week Computer World reported that the Starbucks mobile payment app — which has been widely embraced by consumers — stores passwords, user names and email addresses in plain text. Now the Seattle-based coffee chain said it has released a...

Square tender would value the company at $5B

Bloomberg News has reported that the payments startup Square Inc. has authorized a tender offer of 1 million shares at $135.28 per share.

Starbucks extends gifting platform to Twitter

Starbucks today launched a new way for customers to gift coffee — the tweet-a-coffee program. U.S.

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