Starbucks Delivery Is On Its Way
Two things. First of all, Starbucks CEO and chair Howard Schultz just announced that the coffee giantasaur is planning to roll out delivery services in select markets in 2015. This is huge. No longer will you ever have to make your own coffee in your own house ever. Nor will you have to leave your house to get a latte at one of the dozens of Starbucks locations that are probably walking distance from your house.
“Imagine the ability to create a standing order of Starbucks delivered hot to your desk daily. That’s our version of e-commerce on steroids,” Schultz said on an earnings call. The company will be testing the delivery offering using their new mobile order and pay app. Delivery will be available in Portland starting in December for loyalty customers, and a nationwide roll-out is in the works for 2015. No word yet on which cities will follow Portland, but it might be time to start a letter writing campaign if you want them in your city.
Starbucks is taking a page from Willy Wonka’s book, too. Schultz has promised to give 13 North American Starbucks card holders free Starbucks for life. We aren’t sure exactly how this promotion will work yet, but we hope it involves golden tickets inside coffee cups.
Would you take advantage of coffee delivery? Why or why not?
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!