After announcing Starbucks has achieved gender and racial pay equity among its U.S. partners, Lucy Helm, chief partner officer, said the company will now work “with deliberate speed” to close the gender pay gap for all partners in company-operated markets worldwide.
As a continuation of the company’s ethical sourcing commitment, Starbucks will launch a pilot program with select coffee farmers in Costa Rica, Colombia and Rwanda to develop traceability technology, and collaborate with Conservation International to measure the impact to farmers.
More than 3,000 shareholders and special guests, including the Puerto Rican band Pirulo y La Tribu, were at Wednesday's Starbucks Annual Meeting of Shareholders. Read our complete recap, from the first people in the predawn line to announcements by ceo Kevin Johnson to a grand finale by opera singers from La Scala.
Using accelerator grants to stimulate break-through solutions from entrepreneurs, Starbucks and Closed Loop partners launch NextGen Cup Challenge to bring a fully sustainable solution for cups to market, with a three-year ambition.
Company’s newest store builds on ongoing commitment to sustainable design around the world.
Introducing Starbucks Gin Barrel-Aged Cold Brew, a new sparkling iced beverage made from Starbucks Rwanda coffee beans hand-scooped into oak barrels from a local gin distillery, available only at the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Seattle.
Orin C. Smith, former Starbucks chief executive officer, was known for his wit, generosity, deliberate decision making and quiet, steadfast leadership, especially during a time of explosive growth at the company.
One remarkable coffee tasting landed Juanita Vasquez, manager of the new Starbucks community store in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, the job of her dreams in the neighborhood of her childhood.