Starbucks to assume 100% ownership of 1,300 Starbucks stores in Shanghai and Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces

Starbucks to assume 100% ownership of 1,300 Starbucks stores in Shanghai and Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces   Company announces agreements to acquire the remaining 50% of its East China JV and divest its 50% interest in its Taiwan JV; both transactions undertaken with long-term JV partners President Chain Store Corporation and Uni-President Enterprises Corporation Company […]

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: […]

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 Corporation announces the appointment of Hans Melotte as executive vice president, Global Supply Chain

SEATTLE, 2016-Jun-20 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced the appointment of Hans Melotte as executive vice president, Global Supply Chain, effective June 27.  In this role, Melotte will lead Starbucks Global Supply Chain organization, which helps power Starbucks operations in more than 70 countries worldwide. Most recently, Melotte served as Johnson […]

Starbucks to transition processing of all non-mobile payments and U.S. retail card payment transactions to Chase Commerce Solutions

SEATTLE, 2015-10-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has announced the selection of Chase Commerce Solutions, the global payment processing and merchant acquiring division of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), to transition processing of all non-mobile payments and U.S. retail card payment transactions in company-operated stores in addition to partnering on the […]

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 […]

Kevin Johnson named Starbucks president and COO with focus on Starbucks information technology, mobile and digital platforms

SEATTLE, 2015-3-2 — /EPR Retail News/ — Long before Kevin Johnson was named Starbucks president and chief operating officer, and a decade before being appointed to the company’s board of directors, he was a Starbucks customer. “Like everyone else, I started walking into my local Starbucks for coffee and became a part of what millions […]

Starbucks Troy Alstead offers a few words of advice to Starbucks partners who are just beginning their careers

SEATTLE, 2015-2-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — The aroma from the first cup of coffee every morning takes Troy Alstead back to key moments in his life. Growing up with his brothers in Puyallup, Washington where his parents always had coffee brewing in a percolator. Attending the University of Washington, where he’d walk to one […]

Kevin Johnson appointed as president and chief operating officer Starbucks Corporation

Starbucks board member and former technology executive to join Starbucks management team and lead global operations SEATTLE, 2015-1-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced it has appointed Kevin Johnson as president and chief operating officer. Johnson has been a Starbucks board member since 2009, and will now take a central operating role […]