Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Starbucks is collaborating with Stacey Bendet, founder of fashion house alice + olivia, to bring limited-edition merchandise to Starbucks® stores in Asia.
On February 2, 2017, Starbucks Armed Forces Network, an internal veteran group, shared the following message regarding Starbucks commitment to hiring veterans and spouses.
Starbucks has announced plans to hire 10,000 refugees around the world in the 75 countries where it does business over the next five years. This plan is an extension of Starbucks ongoing commitment to create pathways to meaningful employment for veterans, military spouses and opportunity youth.
A barista who also serves in the U.S. Army Reserve finds that Starbucks provides options allowing her to serve in military uniform and in her Starbucks patriotic green apron.
Starbucks is taking the next step towards evolving the digital customer experience by launching voice ordering capabilities within the Starbucks mobile iOS app and the popular Amazon Alexa platform.
Starbucks chairman and ceo sent the following message to all partners on January 29, 2017. "We are in business to inspire and nurture the human spirit, one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time – whether that neighborhood is in a Red State or a Blue State; a Christian country or a Muslim country; a divided nation or a united nation. That will not change. You have my word on that."
It is believed that Lunar New Year began as early as 14th century B.C. and today, is one of the world’s most significant cultural celebrations. In 2017, participating Starbucks stores will commemorate the Year of the Rooster with exclusive beverages and food in addition to a selection of merchandise.
Q1 financial 2017 highlights: Comparable store sales up 6% in China; up 3% globally and in the U.S. and Americas; consolidated net revenues rise 7% to record $5.7 billion and card loads in U.S./Canada jump 15% to record $2.1 billion.