As Howard Schultz steps down from Starbucks this week and becomes chairman emeritus, we take a look back at some of the highlights from his four decades at the coffee company he shaped.
Under Starbucks benefits for transgender partners, procedures historically deemed cosmetic by most employers, such as electrolysis, facial feminization, breast reduction or augmentation and more are covered by insurance in the U.S. The company worked with World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH) to translate their recommended standards of care into a medical benefits policy.
Starbucks and Conservation International are partnering to make coffee the world’s first sustainable agricultural product.
Just in time for the long, sun-drenched days of summer, Starbucks is offering two new Cold Foam Tea Lemonades, Summer Sunrise and Summer Sunset.
The new magenta-hued iced beverage is joining the permanent Starbucks menu at participating Starbucks stores in the U.S. and Canada starting Tuesday, June 19.
The flag that flies above Starbucks headquarters in Seattle is among the largest ever made to celebrate LGBTQ inclusion, fluttering more than two stories above the Siren’s crown.
More than 175,000 Starbucks partners in 8,500 U.S. stores went through the May 29 anti-bias sessions by watching videos and prompts on 23,000 tablets. But before any of that was possible, the company had to figure out how to find that many, get the training app loaded, have them shipped to each of the stores – all in a matter of weeks.
Starbucks founder Howard Schultz will step down as executive chairman and member of the Board of Directors on June 26. Schultz, who said he set out to build the company his blue-collar father never had the chance to work for, grew Starbucks from 11 stores to more than 28,000 stores in 77 countries while reimagining the role of a for-profit company.