In his farewell letter to more than 2 million past and present Starbucks partners, founder and executive chairman Howard Schultz expressed his gratitude for the creativity, hard work and love all of them pour into the company. “I’ll never say goodbye to you,” he wrote. “Just thank you.” After nearly four decades with Starbucks, Schultz will step down as executive chairman and a member of the Board of Directors on June 26.
Starbucks is putting a flavorful spin on three customer favorites that will also become part of its permanent menu for participating stores in the United States and Canada.
Hurricane Maria destroyed millions of Puerto Rico’s coffee trees. Starbucks is part of a task force that is helping the island’s coffee crop recover.
More than 175,000 Starbucks partners in 8,000 stores around the United States closed their stores Tuesday afternoon for company-wide anti-bias training. Find out what it was like for them.
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.”