Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai opens Dec. 6

Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai opens Dec. 6   New multi-sensory retail experience offers customers an immersive: •   manufacturing and cafe environment including roasting, packaging and brewing; •   integrated offline and online augmented reality (AR) digital experience; and •   debut of food freshly baked onsite by Italian food purveyor, Rocco Princi for the first time ever […]

Starbucks celebrates journey in Canada over the past 30 years

Starbucks celebrates journey in Canada over the past 30 years   Seattle, 2017-May-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — When Starbucks first store in Canada opened its doors for the first time on March 1, 1987, its success was anything but assured. “In Seattle, we were well established, everybody knew us whether they drank our coffee […]

Starbucks Reserve® Roastery to open on Chicago’s Magnificent Mile in 2019

One-of-a-kind coffee experience will be built in an iconic retail space on North Michigan Avenue  Chicago Reserve® Roastery to be the third in the U.S. and sixth internationally for the company as Starbucks continues to transform the global coffee industry  New Roastery expands Starbucks portfolio of premium retail experiences in Chicago, including a new Reserve® […]

Starbucks provides critical illness insurance plan for partners in China

Starbucks provides critical illness insurance plan for partners in China   New benefit will provide fully-sponsored critical illness insurance coverage to more than 10,000 parents of its Chinese partners Program honors the strong role parents have in the success of its partners, while recognizing the deeply-rooted Chinese family values BEIJING, China, 2017-Apr-12 — /EPR Retail […]

Starbucks Coffee Company announces Milan Reserve Roastery set to open in late 2018

Starbucks Coffee Company announces Milan Reserve Roastery set to open in late 2018   Milan, ITALY, 2017-Mar-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today (February 27, 2017), Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced its newest Roastery location on Piazza Cordusio in Milan with a dramatic unveiling of the building prior to its remodel. Set to open in […]

Starbucks outlined five-year plan for strong global growth at its Biennial Investor Conference

Starbucks outlined five-year plan for strong global growth at its Biennial Investor Conference   Company to add 12,000 stores globally – to a total of 37,000 – by 2021 Projects 10 percent revenue growth, 15-20 percent EPS growth and mid-single digit comp growth annually Roasteries and Starbucks Reserve stores to elevate the Starbucks brand and customer […]

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights presented Howard Schultz with 2016 Ripple of Hope Award

Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights presented Howard Schultz with 2016 Ripple of Hope Award   Seattle, 2016-Dec-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Tonight (December 6) the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights presented Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman and ceo, with its 2016 Ripple of Hope Award celebrating leaders who are committed to social change. […]

Starbucks Corporation announces that Kevin Johnson to become CEO; Howard Schultz to become executive chairman

Starbucks Corporation announces that Kevin Johnson to become CEO; Howard Schultz to become executive chairman   Kevin Johnson to become chief executive officer and assume full responsibility for Starbucks global business and operations Howard Schultz to become executive chairman and focus on retail innovation and accelerating growth of Starbucks ultra-premium retail formats SEATTLE, 2016-Dec-02 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: […]

The Starbucks Foundation and Schultz Family Foundation support No Child Sleeps Outside campaign by Mary’s Place

The Starbucks Foundation and Schultz Family Foundation support No Child Sleeps Outside campaign by Mary’s Place   With family homelessness at a crisis point, King County’s business leaders, including The Starbucks Foundation, Schultz Family Foundation, Microsoft Corp., Dick’s Drive-In, Comcast, Alaska Airlines, Weyerhaeuser, Expedia, Nordstrom, Group Health Cooperative, Bank of America, Key Bank Foundation, Group […]

Starbucks Corporation to host its 2016 Investor Day on Wednesday, December 7th

Starbucks Corporation to host its 2016 Investor Day on Wednesday, December 7th   SEATTLE, 2016-Nov-18 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) will host its 2016 Investor Day on Wednesday, December 7th. The event will feature presentations and a Q&A session with Howard Schultz, chairman and chief executive officer; Kevin Johnson, president and chief […]

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz met with the Shanghai Party Secretary Mr Han Zheng

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz met with the Shanghai Party Secretary Mr Han Zheng   Seattle, 2016-Oct-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz met today (October 19, 2016) with the Shanghai Party Secretary to express his gratitude for the government’s support of Starbucks innovation and growth in China. Meeting with Mr Han […]

Starbucks and Common Ground Foundation encourage voter registration and participation during National Voter Registration Day event

Starbucks and Common Ground Foundation encourage voter registration and participation during National Voter Registration Day event   Seattle, 2016-Sep-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — During a Turn Up the Vote party in Jamaica, Queens, New York, today (September 27) tens of thousands of Facebook Live viewers watched Starbucks chairman and CEO Howard Schultz and Grammy- and Academy […]

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on compensation, Bean Stock, enhanced health care benefits, scheduling commitments, and dress code changes

Seattle, 2016-Jul-12 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz sent the following message to all U.S. partners (employees) the morning of July 11, 2016, sharing new developments regarding compensation, Bean Stock, enhanced health care benefits, scheduling commitments, and dress code changes. Dear partners, On Friday, I wrote you that I was at a […]

Starbucks to bring its first international Starbucks Roastery and Reserve® Tasting Room to Shanghai in 2017

Immersive coffee experience to be located in the heart of the new HKRI Taikoo Hui Complex SHANGHAI, 2016-May-31 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) today (May 26, 2016) announced that it will bring its first international Starbucks Roastery and Reserve® Tasting Room to Shanghai, China, in 2017. Located along Nanjing Road (West), […]

Starbucks Q2 Fiscal 2016: Consolidated net revenues grew 9% to a Q2 record $5.0 billion

EPS Up 18% to a Q2 Record $0.39 Per Share; Comp Store Sales Up 7% in the U.S. and Americas; 6% Globally  Revenues Up 9% to a Q2 Record $5.0 Billion; 5% Transaction Growth and 18% Revenue Growth in China; Operating Margin Expands to a Q2 Record 17.3% Company Adds 900,000 Starbucks Rewards Loyalty Members in the […]

Starbucks next Roastery location will be in New York City

SEATTLE, 2016-Apr-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Today, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced that its next Roastery location will be in New York City in the heart of the Meatpacking District at 61 Ninth Avenue, which is currently under development. Scheduled to open in 2018, this New York location will get inspiration from the first Starbucks Reserve® Roastery and […]

Starbucks Coffee Company to open its first Italian store in 2017

SEATTLE, 2016-Mar-03 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s a dream more than 30 years in the making. Howard Schultz walked cobblestone streets of Milan for the first time in 1983 as the marketing director of Starbucks, which then sold whole-bean coffee from a handful of stores in Seattle. Schultz went to Italy to represent the company at […]

Starbucks opened 528 net new stores in Q1 globally; reports record 8% sales increase

Strong Holiday Performance Drives 9% Comp Growth in the U.S. and Americas, 8% Globally; Global Traffic up 4% Consolidated Net Revenues Rise 12% to a Record $5.4 Billion; Channel Development Revenues Jump 16% Consolidated Operating Income up 16% to a Record $1.1 Billion; GAAP EPS of $0.46; Non-GAAP EPS up 15% to a Record $0.46 Dollars […]

Starbucks Coffee Company launches new digital music experience with Spotify

Over 7,500 Starbucks U.S Company-Operated Stores Integrated with Leading Streaming Service Spotify Through World-Class Starbucks App, Connects Customers to New Digital Music Experience 10 Million Member My Starbucks Rewards® Loyalty Program and Spotify Users Can Now Discover, Save and Take Starbucks Curated Content with Them Weekly Feature to Highlight New Artists, Albums and Freshly Curated Starbucks […]

Alibaba’s Jack Ma joins Starbucks Howard Schultz to discuss the role and responsibility of 21st Century companies

Long-term China growth aspirations on-track with 2,000 stores Reaffirms Employer of Choice commitment with largest-ever Partner-Family Forum in Chengdu and China partner experience investments Continued innovation in customer experience through Starbucks social gifting Alibaba Group Founder and Executive Chairman, Jack Ma, joins Starbucks chairman and ceo, Howard Schultz, to discuss the role and responsibility of […]

Starbucks Corporation announces that Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty was elected to the Starbucks Board of Directors

SEATTLE, 2016-1-11 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced that Mary Dillon, CEO of Ulta Beauty (NASDAQ: ULTA) was elected to the Starbucks Board of Directors on Jan. 4 and she will serve on the Board’s Compensation and Management Development Committee. Dillon brings three decades of experience leading consumer-driven brands to […]

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz addressed more than 200 people representing veterans service organizations

SEATTLE, 2015-10-9 — /EPR Retail News/ — At any given time in the past decade, less than 1 percent of the American population has been on active military duty. As a result, many who served in the Armed Forces recently feel like the general public doesn’t understand their sacrifice. “I don’t think we’ve ever lived […]

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz’s message to all partners for the end of 2015 fiscal year

SEATTLE, 2015-9-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz sent this message to all partners (employees) to wrap up the 2015 fiscal year and look ahead to 2016. Dear Partners It’s early Sunday, I’m sitting at the bar of the Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room, enjoying the “nectar of the gods” in the form of […]

Starbucks chief digital officer Brotman: Mobile Order & Pay expands to all company-owned U.S. stores ahead of schedule

SETTLE, 2015-9-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — Adam Brotman loves a good success story. Ask him what he does when he’s not immersed in Starbucks core digital businesses and Brotman will tick off a list of biographies of entrepreneurs he’s recently polished off and then point to a stack of nonfiction hardcovers that are up […]

Starbucks chairman and ceo Howard Schultz visits historic Charleston church and pledges support for victims’ families

SEATTLE, 2015-6-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — In the days following the shooting that took the lives of nine people in a historic Charleston, South Carolina church, a former Starbucks partner wishes he could have had one more big family gathering with his sister. “She was the most kind-hearted person. She called often to remind me […]

Starbucks Coffee Company announces partnership with Spotify®

Partnership Connects Starbucks 7,000 U.S. Company-Owned Stores, 10M-Member My Starbucks Rewards Loyalty Program and Spotify’s 60M Users to Create First-of-Its-Kind Music Ecosystem MSR Members and Spotify Users to Earn “Stars as Currency” for Subscribing to Spotify Premium Popular Starbucks Music Made Available for Everyone on Spotify SEATTLE, 2015-5-19 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Coffee Company […]

Starbucks Corporation reported financial results for its 13-week fiscal second quarter and 26-week fiscal year to date ended March 29, 2015

Comp Store Sales Rise 7% Globally; 7% in the Americas and 12% in CAP; Global Traffic Up 3% Net Revenues Rise 18% to a Q2 Record $4.6 Billion GAAP Operating Income Up 21% to a Q2 Record $778 Million; Non-GAAP Operating Income Up 23% to $789 Million Channel Development Revenues Up 16% and Operating Income […]

Atlanta: Personal stories discussed at Starbucks 10th forum about racial inequality in America

In Starbucks 10th forum to discuss racial inequality in America, dozens of partners (employees) shared their personal stories and expressed gratitude for the company’s willingness to hold conversations that foster better empathy and understanding of one another.  ATLANTA, 2015-4-22 — /EPR Retail News/ — An elderly white couple, who regularly visited a Colorado Starbucks store over […]

Starbucks and Arizona State University expand Starbucks College Achievement Plan with 100% tuition coverage for every eligible U.S. Starbucks partner (employee)

The expanded Starbucks College Achievement Plan will be offered to more than 140,000 full-time and part-time partners (employees) and will also provide a remarkable additional benefit to the 10,000 Opportunity Youth Starbucks has committed to hire Full tuition coverage is now available for all four years of college with access to 49 online degree programs, […]

Starbucks marks 20 years since Frappuccino was introduced

SEATTLE, 2015-3-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — It’s hard to imagine summer at Starbucks without thinking of a cold Starbucks Frappuccino® blended beverage and the green straw. Take a trip back two decades to the birth of the iconic summer beverage. In 1993, Starbucks had just a handful of stores in Los Angeles and fewer […]