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Starbucks named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies

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Since 2007, Ethisphere has recognized companies who demonstrate achievements in transparency, integrity, business ethics and compliance, and act as drivers to influence positive change in the business community and societies around the world. Companies are evaluated in several categories: reputation, leadership and innovation; ethics and compliance program; governance; corporate citizenship and responsibility; and culture of ethics. In 2018, only 135 companies were recognized, spanning 23 countries and 57 industries worldwide. Starbucks is o... Read More »

‘Anything is possible’: Mentor Monday brings young people, advisers together

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At the White Center event, dozens of mentors and mentees gathered around tables in the community room of the Starbucks store and spilled out into the café area. Every 15 minutes for almost two hours, pairs rotated to give mentees a chance to connect with professionals from a host of areas. At the end of one table, Jack Pines, 49, was talking to two young men. “I’m here to tell you anything is possible,” said Pines, a software engineer who was able to build a successful career despite not having a bachelor’s degree. He credits much of his suc... Read More »

Starbucks named fifth most admired company worldwide

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Starbucks is the only traditional brick-and-mortar retail business to be included in the top 10 list. The rankings, which Fortune has published since 1983, are compiled by surveying thousands of executives and securities analysts about the corporate reputations of about 1,500 companies — the 1,000 largest U.S. companies ranked by revenue, along with non-U.S. companies in Fortune's Global 500 database with revenues of at least $10 billion. The selection was narrowed down according to the highest-revenue companies in each of 52 industries — a ... Read More »

Unilever to acquire TAZO® brand from Starbucks


Under the asset purchase agreement, Unilever will acquire the TAZO® brand and all related intellectual property, signature recipes and inventory for US$384 million. The transaction represents a multiple of 10 times pro forma EBIT. TAZO® had sales of US$112.5 million over the past year*. Founded in 1994, TAZO® has a strong position in Specialty Black, Green and Herbal teas, as well as liquid concentrates focused in the Chai Latte segment. The fast-growing specialty tea segment makes up 48% of the total US$1.6 billion (FY 2016) at-home tea cat... Read More »

Starbucks Announces Q4 and Fiscal Year 2017 Results Conference Call

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The conference call will be webcast, including closed captioning, and can be accessed on the company’s website: A replay of the webcast will be available on the company’s website until end of day Saturday, December 2, 2017. About Starbucks Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting high-quality arabica coffee. Today, with more than 25,000 stores around the globe, Starbucks is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwav... Read More »

Artist behind new Starbucks cup sleeve honors Navy SEAL dad, other Veterans


As a Navy SEAL, and later as a commanding officer, his service took him around the world, separating him from his family for weeks or months at a time. Often, he couldn’t tell them where he was going. Sometimes there wasn’t even a chance to tell his wife or two children goodbye. But he kept his family close to his heart, always carrying photographs of them during his travels. He is retired now, after 29 years in the Navy, but all these years later he still keeps precious mementos of his family from that time. Some of his favorites are hom... Read More »

Starbucks has signed an agreement with long-time licensing partner Alsea to expand operations to Uruguay in early 2018, further strengthening its presence in South America


“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the Starbucks Experience to customers in Uruguay – a critical emerging market as we continue our expansion across South America,” said Ricardo Rico, general manager and vice president for Starbucks Latin America. “As we position the brand for continued growth, Alsea continues to be an invaluable strategic partner in the region as we pursue disciplined and profitable growth in a way that celebrates local cultures and coffee traditions.” Alsea, a leading restaurant operator of global brands in th... Read More »

Community & Responsibility ‘Missing Man’ tables at Starbucks stores honor fallen soldiers


Lugo, now a store manager at an Auburn, Calif., Starbucks, thought of them all yesterday, on Memorial Day. But he knows that for many who haven’t served in the military, the day is misunderstood, with some people thinking it’s a day to recognize living veterans (he was thanked for his service multiple times yesterday), or others seeing it as a reason for a three-day weekend. That’s why, at the end of the day, when he began seeing photos on social media of “Missing Man” memorial tables set up in various Starbucks around the country, he fe... Read More »

April 3, 2017 Company New Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson on Employing Teamwork to Fill “Venti-Sized Shoes”


The newly minted successor to Howard Schultz as Starbucks chief executive officer keeps the former at his home. A restored pocket watch originally owned by his great-grandfather, who repaired railroad tracks in the Dakotas, it reminds Johnson of family, perseverance and the value of hard work. “He operated one of those handcars. The pocket watch was very important because it would tell him when the train was coming and he had to get off the track,” Johnson said with a laugh. The book, which he keeps in his office at Starbucks headquarters... Read More »

A Starbucks Customer Brings Images of Baristas to Life on Canvas


Roach, a retired middle and high school teacher in Abilene, TX., who began painting fulltime six years ago, is a regular Starbucks customer in the West Texas town. After the renovation of his favorite Starbucks café on Buffalo Gap Road, he was asked if he would like to share some of his artwork for the walls of the store. “I knew that Mr. Roach was a painter,” said Starbucks store manager Sharon Brooks. “He’s such a faithful Starbucks customer, I thought it would be great to feature some of his work in our store, along with other local artis... Read More »

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