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Starbucks says a lack of festivity is to blame for last year’s holiday sales slump, and it’s doubling down on seasonal cheer

Starbucks is kicking off holiday celebrations a week early this Friday, with in-store decorations and increased marketing. Last year, the chain’s holiday sales slumped in part because stores “didn’t sufficiently reflect the festive environment,” Chief Operating Officer Roz Brewer said on a call with investors on Thursday. Starbucks has faced […]
Starbucks says a lack of festivity is to blame for last year’s holiday sales slump, and it’s doubling down on seasonal cheer
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8 times in history when a war on Christmas actually happened

• Starting with Bill O’Reilly in the early 2000s, many figures on the American political right have argued that there is an ongoing war on Christmas. • Observers have questioned the reality of such a conflict, given the holiday’s prominent place in US culture. • But throughout history, governments and […]
8 times in history when a war on Christmas actually happened
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Why so many people get offended by the phrase ‘Happy holidays’

Donald Trump has vowed to rid America of the phrase “Happy holidays.” Polls show that most Americans don’t care whether people say “Merry Christmas” or “Happy holidays.” But to the few who are passionate about the issue, “Happy holidays” makes them feel their religion is being attacked. There are two […]
Why so many people get offended by the phrase ‘Happy holidays’