The deal on the new Starbucks holiday cup

The deal on the new Starbucks holiday cup

Out with the old, in with the new. A cup that has stirred up controversy in the past is back this season with a new look.

Starbucks launched a new design for its annual holiday cup on Tuesday.

Head's up: it's green.

The coffee chain revealed in a press release it would be changing up the traditional red color and adding artwork to represent a "symbol of unity" during a "divisive time."

CEO Howard Schultz said in a statement:

The green cup and the design represent the connections Starbucks has as a community with its partners (employees) and customers. During a divisive time in our country, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values, and the need to be good to each other.

The cup's artwork features several figures, all connected by a single line. The design is said to show a "shared connection" as a "united community."

The green cup is available in U.S. Starbucks stores starting November 1.

But not so fast, red cup fans. The return of the red cup could be on the horizon, according to a leaked photo:

According to Starbucks, "holiday plans are still under wraps."

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