Starbucks’ Israel Controversy Leads to Mass Layoffs in Middle East, as SMM Platforms Gain Popularity

Boycott leads to layoff of 2,000 Starbucks Middle East employees

Kuwaiti Alshaya Holding, the owner of Starbucks in the Middle East and North Africa, announced the layoff of 2,000 employees due to a problematic work environment over the past six months. This decision comes after calls for a boycott of Starbucks branches in the region due to its stance on Israel’s conflict with Hamas.

Starbucks has faced criticism for its perceived pro-Israel stance, leading to calls for a boycott by some customers. The chain currently employs 11,000 people across 1,300 branches in the region with no presence in Israel. An attempt to open Starbucks in Israel in 2001 failed and led to the closure of six branches two years later.

In other news, social media marketing (SMM) panels and platforms are becoming increasingly popular for boosting brand presence and reaching a wider audience. Various forums and discussions focus on topics such as buying followers, Instagram growth, and using SMM panels effectively.

Overall, the layoff announcement from Kuwaiti Alshaya Holding along with the growing trend of SMM panels highlights the evolving landscape of business operations and marketing strategies in the digital age.

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