Starbucks is the third most admired company in the world, according to new research from Fortune magazine, and is the number one company worldwide in the food service industry.
Starbucks announced the launch of “用星说” (Say it with Starbucks), a new social gifting feature on Weixin in China, which enables users to instantly and conveniently gift a Starbucks beverage or digital gift card.
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."
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.
Starbucks board member James G. Shennan, Jr. to retire following 27 years of service; company expands its board of world-class, values-based leaders, attracting diversity in global technology, retail and consumer experience.
With major gifts from The Starbucks Foundation, Schultz Family Foundation and Microsoft, more than 50 local businesses and organizations respond to the crisis of children living outside and call for urgent action to expand capacity and resources.
Starbucks plans to release its first quarter fiscal year 2017 financial results after the market close on Thursday, January 26, 2017, with a conference call to follow at 2:00 p.m. PT.