Starbucks Coffee Company to commit additional $30 million as part of its Global Farmer Fund program

SEATTLE, 2015-6-24 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq: SBUX) today announced an additional commitment of $30 million as part of its Global Farmer Fund program, one aspect of the company’s comprehensive ethical sourcing initiatives that help ensure the sustainability of the specialty coffee industry.  This investment is the continuation of an initial […]

Starbucks COO Kevin Johnson on organization moves ahead of FY16

SEATTLE, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — The following is a message to Starbucks partners from chief operating officer Kevin Johnson on organization moves ahead of FY16: Partners, Our business going into the summer continues to perform well and we are focused on many new and exciting activities including the rollout of Mobile Order and Pay, piloting […]

Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle now offers coffee from Eastern Congo

SEATTLE, 2015-5-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the late 1970s, the Democratic Republic of Congo was one of Africa’s leading exporters of coffee. Subsequent decades of violence, poverty and disease claimed the lives of millions in the region and destroyed much of the country’s coffee market. In recent years, despite the odds, Congolese farmers […]