Highlights of Starbucks 2014 Annual Meeting

Highlights of Starbucks 2014 Annual Meeting


Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey Come Together to Create Teavana Oprah Chai Tea

Starbucks and Oprah Winfrey Come Together to Create Teavana Oprah Chai Tea

Jointly developed with Teavana’s leading teaologist, Oprah Winfrey’s chai tea blend will be available in participating Starbucks and Teavana retail stores in support of youth education.

Howard Schultz: Redefining the Role and Responsibility of a For-Profit, Public Company

Howard Schultz: Redefining the Role and Responsibility of a For-Profit, Public Company

"If Starbucks was a 20 chapter book, the company is only in chapter four or five," said chairman, president and ceo Howard Schultz, who outlined Starbucks unique position in the marketplace during the 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.

Starbucks Coffee Journey: The First 10 Feet, The Last 10 Feet

Starbucks Coffee Journey: The First 10 Feet, The Last 10 Feet

Though there are many steps in between, the personal attention paid to the first 10 feet of producing a quality cup of coffee are as hands on as the last 10 feet where beverages are made for customers in stores.  Read More

Renewed Passion for Tea in North America Begins with Teavana

Renewed Passion for Tea in North America Begins with Teavana

Teavana’s tea authority, Naoko Tsunoda, explains why Americans’ palates for loose-leaf tea are becoming more sophisticated.

A Tale of Two Countries: Starbucks Growth in India and China

A Tale of Two Countries: Starbucks Growth in India and China

China and India have much in common. They are the world’s most populous nations with the fastest growing economies.  They also have vast contrasts. Their governments, infrastructure and business cultures differ. How does a U.S.-based company prosper and grow in both countries? Starbucks executives Avani Davda and Belinda Wong say it’s accomplished through  the way the company cares for its partners (employees).

Digital Tipping is the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ for Starbucks Customers

Digital Tipping is the ‘Tip of the Iceberg’ for Starbucks Customers

Five years ago Starbucks had a website, one Facebook page and a Twitter feed. Now the company has several social media channels with more than 81 million fans and followers, a multi-tiered reward and loyalty program for Starbucks customers, and a significant e-commerce business. What's next?

Customer Love Letters

Customer Love Letters

The relationship between Starbucks baristas and their customers is a meaningful one. Customers at a Starbucks store in California left these notes for partners (employees).

Musical Guest: ‘Playing For Change’ Inspires and Connects the World

Musical Guest: ‘Playing For Change’ Inspires and Connects the World

Street musicians from nine countries perform for Starbucks shareholders and partners (employees). Read More

Bean Stock: A Program that Turned Employees Into Partners Continues to Change Lives

In 1991, Bean Stock was the first program of its kind in the retail industry that encouraged partners to act like owners of the business and share in the company’s success. Today, it's fueling volunteer projects, world-wide trips and family goals.   Read More

Delivering Record Performance through the Lens of Humanity

Delivering Record Performance through the Lens of Humanity

Starbucks 2014 Annual Meeting of Shareholders Press Release