Retail Activism That Really Means Something
posted by July 22 at 13:37 PMon
Yesterday, out of morbid curiosity, I typed www.saveourstarbucks.com into my browser. Lo and behold, there was already a website protesting the 600 closed Starbucks. There are lots of complaints like this one:
We must stop this insanity. People are losing their jobs. Starbucks has been a responsible addition to the communities they serve, their employees and customers. Loss of community is NOT the American way. Time to rally and save our Starbucks. No more java jive!
And people are getting involved in more specific ways, too. The above photo is from a website devoted to saving the lower Greenville Ave Starbucks (store 6262, Dallas, TX). It’s good to see that people are out there fighting for what’s right. They’ve embarked on a letter-writing campaign, an online petition, and a protest. It’s unknown if any of the protesters know what a “Darfur” is.
In more understandable angry consumer news, this website is devoted to convincing frozen-yogurt chain Pinkberry that these juicers:
are racist and shouldn’t be sold in their stores.