On May 29, we closed 8,000 Starbucks stores in the United States for four hours—so 175,000 Starbucks partners could come together for a conversation and learning session on racial bias.
This afternoon Starbucks will close more than 8,000 stores and begin a new chapter in our history.
More than 8,000 Starbucks company-owned stores and offices across the U.S. will close in the afternoon on May 29 for a conversation and learning session on race, bias, and the building of a diverse welcoming company.
Rosalind Gates Brewer, chief operating officer at Starbucks, was the commencement speaker Sunday at Spelman College, 34 years after she graduated. The full circle moment was deeply meaningful for Brewer, who dared graduates to “continue to seek out education and opportunity and influence and power and truth.”
Starbucks customers can take a piece of Kelsey Montague’s art wherever they go with S’well bottles. The series of four limited-edition 17-ounce bottles are available exclusively at select Starbucks stores in the United States and Canada.
Starbucks China’s chief executive officer Belinda Wong talks about leading, growing and experimenting in the company’s fastest growing market where a new store opens every 15 hours – and doing it while taking care of thousands of partners.
Starbucks executive chairman Howard Schultz was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award by the Atlantic Council and said the United States is ‘facing a crucible’ as he called for businesses and people to work together and take actions to create opportunities for others.
In honor of Military Spouse Appreciation Day on May 11, three Starbucks partners talk about the sacrifices, rewards and unpredictability of military life.