Shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc. tumbled the most in more than 12 years after the second-largest U.S. dollar store chain cut its fiscal 2013 earnings forecast, saying consumers are reluctant to spend on more-profitable discretionary items. At University Village, there definitely are many people who will purchase their beverage, and then walk around the shopping complex, and can simply return to the Starbucks when done with shopping. A key point is that you can’t receive the $1 back without returning the cup. I recognize that idea might turn off some customers if you don’t trust that it has been adequately sanitized. The shares fell. In 2012 we introduced the EarthSleeve™ to Starbucks locations across the United States and Canada. Di Valerio, 50, has been CFO since 2010, overseeing the company's information technology and supply chain operations. Introducing our new reusable and recyclable* cup! Since 1985 we’ve rewarded our customers with a discount when they bring in personal tumblers, and we have a goal to serve 5% of the beverages made in our stores in tumblers and mugs brought in by our customers. However, due to a historical lack of demand for used cup material by the recycling industry, many don’t have the infrastructure in place to handle collection, hauling and processing. We plan to expand the ideas that work to other markets and continue to explore new ways to reduce our cup waste. You’ll notice the mugs are much more prominently displayed near the POS in our new store designs. Starbucks Reusable 3 Hard Plastic Venti 24 oz Frosted Ice Cold Drink Cup With Lid and Green Straw w/Stopper 4.7 out of 5 stars 1,132 $14.70 $ 14 . 1 Data sourced from the 2012 Foodservice Disposable Packaging Assessment and the environmental impact estimates were made using the Environmental Paper Network Calculator (more at www.papercalculator.org.) The Federal Communications Commission said it approved the transfer of control of licenses to Liberty, which in March told the agency it was seeking control of New York-based Sirius. Find them at Licensed Starbucks stores exclusively. The original Starbucks: 1912 Pike Place in the year 2020. As more customers brought in their personal tumblers over the previous year, the percentage of customers choosing reusable mugs saw a 22% increase over the prior year from 1.5% to 1.84%. When you spend the $1 on the reusable cup, you might be receiving a totally new cup or it is possible that you are receiving a cup that has been through the cleaning and sanitizing process. As part of the guilty plea, Wegelin agreed to pay $74 million in fines, restitution and forfeiture proceeds. Use a Personal Tumbler or Cup at Starbucks And you’ve saved 10 paper cups! We are working as a member of the Foodservice Packaging Institute’s Paper Recovery Alliance and the Plastics Recovery Group to bringing solutions to scale and address common challenges. To learn more about our work in encouraging the use of reusable tumblers read our Global Responsibility Goals & Progress Report. Starbucks served 1.9 percent of drinks in customers' personal tumblers in its global company-owned stores in 2011, according to its latest global responsibility report. In an attempt to reduce their customers’ waste, Starbucks is introducing a reusable plastic cup for frequent customers. See our Privacy Statement and Customer Service. Representatives for Wegelin & Co. appeared in federal court in New York and acknowledged that the firm helped dozens of wealthy American customers dodge taxes by hiding more than $1.2 billion in secret accounts. Our approach is to not only provide customers with cup choices for their beverages, but to also collaborate with others to create locally relevant improvements in the recycling infrastructures of communities where we operate.