Starbucks Going From Venti to Grande

Jul 2, 2008
Fine, so the headline was a bit much, but this was one time we didn't mind saying venti instead of large: Turns out that even the top bananas at Starbucks finally realized that they've overextended themselves, and due to the sagging economy, they're closing 600 U.S. retail locations. Great -- so that means there'll be only eight Starbucks stores on every block instead of nine.

Wal-Mart Tries to Clean Up Its Image

Apr 17, 2006
The retailing giant will try to help small local businesses via grants and in-store radio ads, among other things The chain has also started carrying organic products and made attempts at being more transparent in its business practices Hey, it's a start.