Brian James, the firm’s President, highlighted findings refuting information currently in the marketplace based upon research reports and speculative data about Starbucks business performance.
Set to open in late 2018, the Milan Reserve Roastery will be the first Starbucks Roastery to open in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, and the fifth globally.
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.
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.
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.
Kevin Johnson to become chief executive officer and assume full responsibility for Starbucks global business and operations; Howard Schultz to become executive chairman and focus on retail innovation and accelerating growth of Starbucks ultra-premium retail formats.