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A new way to refuel: Starbucks introduces plant-based Protein Blended Cold Brew

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The latest in Starbucks cold beverage line-up, Protein Blended Cold Brew is made with slow-steeped Starbucks Cold Brew, alternative milk and plant-based proteins for a delicious, non-dairy beverage that’s a good source of protein and keeps you going throughout the day. A Grande (16 fluid ounce) beverage is 270 calories or less and $5.95. This beverage is inspired by our customers’ love for Starbucks Cold Brew and a growing interest in plant-based proteins. Starbucks Cold Brew continues to be a favorite since joining the cold coffee menu in 2015... Read More »

Straws are out, lids are in: Starbucks announces environmental milestone

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Alexander, an engineer in Global Research & Development at Starbucks, and her team set to work drawing up plans for a strawless lid that would showcase Starbucks’ Draft Nitro and its trademark cold foam that was being served at a Reserve store in Seattle. For several weeks in 2016, Alexander would grab any available pen and a sheet of used printer paper when inspiration struck. She sketched and she sketched, working with a supplier in Wisconsin to conjure up complex designs including a two-piece twist-lock lid and a pull-tab lid that wen... Read More »

Schultz to employees: ‘This has been the dream of a lifetime’

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Schultz and Starbucks ceo Kevin Johnson entered the second-floor mezzanine of the Starbucks Support Center to a standing ovation. Moments later, Johnson introduced him saying, "Rarely in a lifetime does one have the opportunity to work with a founder, and entrepreneur, a leader that created such an iconic company. Each one of us and all the partners before us have had that opportunity.” Schultz took the floor to a second standing ovation, this one thundering on until he motioned for people to take their seats. "You're going to make me cry be... Read More »

Starbucks First-Ever China Investor Conference Highlights Store Growth in its Fastest Growing Market

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Through the company’s purpose-driven growth agenda in China, Starbucks is focused on enhancing its immersive, coffee-forward approach to elevating the third place, building deeper customer relationships in digital and extending the Starbucks Experience to the on-the-go and at-home consumers.  Supported by these initiatives, the company announced plans to build 600 net new stores annually over the next five years in Mainland China – a goal that will double the market’s store count from the end of FY2017 to 6,000 across 230 cities.  The company a... Read More »

A preview of the May 29 curriculum for 175,000 Starbucks partners across the country

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As Starbucks executive vice president, U.S. Retail, Rossann Williams shared in a note to all U.S. partners yesterday: “Our hope is that these learning sessions and discussions will make a difference within and beyond our stores. After May 29, we will make the curriculum available to the public and share it with the regions as well as our licensed and business partners. Starbucks is a company built on nurturing the human spirit, and it’s on us to harness our scale and expertise to do right by the communities we serve. May 29 isn’t a solution, i... Read More »

Coffee & Company S’well Bottles feature original artwork from Kelsey Montague, available at Starbucks

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Passersby’s can become part of a living work of art as they raise their arms in front of a pair of majestic wings or pose as they are sending a flock of birds into flight. Montague and her sister, Courtney, have hand-drawn pieces in cities across the United States and in Australia, Argentina, Costa Rica, Hong Kong, Ireland, Mauritius, New Zealand, Switzerland and the UK. “I believe that art should not be separated from the human experience,” said Montague. “Instead the human experience should have a hand in creating the art itself.” Now S... Read More »

Starbucks and Closed Loop Partners to develop recyclable, compostable cup solution

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“Our store partners proudly pour sustainably sourced coffee in our 28,000 locations around the world, but everyone wants to take our ability to serve it sustainably to the next level,” said Colleen Chapman, vice president of Starbucks global social impact overseeing sustainability. “No one is satisfied with the incremental industry progress made to date, it’s just not moving fast enough. So today, we are declaring a moon shot for sustainability to work together as an industry to bring a fully recyclable and compostable cup to the market, with a... Read More »

Starbucks ceo Kevin Johnson Unveils Innovative Growth Strategy at 2018 Annual Meeting

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Johnson began the meeting highlighting the trajectory of the business over the past five years and the foundation that has been laid to accelerate the company’s next wave of growth. In his remarks, he offered tribute to the heritage of the founder-inspired company and highlighted both the power of the iconic brand and the strategic vision set to fuel the company’s future. “No retailer is better positioned to meet the changing needs of today’s consumer, as expectations of convenience and community redefine what it takes to be a successful and... Read More »

Starbucks Enters Licensing Agreement with SouthRock to Drive Next Wave of Growth in Brazil

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Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with SouthRock – a leading multi-brand restaurant operator in Brazil – to fully license Starbucks retail operations in the country. The agreement provides SouthRock the rights to develop and operate Starbucks® stores in Brazil. By leveraging its strong market knowledge in commercial real estate, marketing and operations, SouthRock plans to drive long-term growth in a way that creates new opportunities for Starbucks customers and employees, both in exis... Read More »

Pretty in Pink: New Teavana Tea Lattes Debut in Canada and Europe

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In Canada, customers can enjoy four new Teavana tea lattes, including the Canadian exclusive Teavana™ Blossoming Rose Tea Latte, with a sprinkle of pink floral crystals. In select stores in Europe, customers can enjoy three new Teavana tea lattes, including the market exclusive Teavana™ Red Apple Rooibos Tea Latte, topped with apple blossom dust. The new tea lattes join Starbucks portfolio of tea beverages in stores around the world, including shaken iced teas and brewed teas. Customers in the United States can enjoy a variety of tea lattes ... Read More »

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