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.
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.