I am looking forward to spending time with many of you in Shanghai and Beijing as we pay tribute to the hard work, passion, love and responsibility our partners bring to Starbucks every day.
We apologize to the two individuals and our customers and are disappointed this led to an arrest.
As I've watched the devastation unfold from Hurricane Harvey in southeast Texas and Louisiana, I've been overwhelmed by the scope of this unprecedented disaster but inspired by the response of our own partners and customers.
I write you today to remind you that, as Starbucks partners, you are in a position to bridge such differences and highlight our similarities.
On June 5, the Seattle City Council voted to pass a tax on sweetened beverages. The impact on many beverages, including ready to drink and handcrafted coffee and tea beverages will be finalized through the rule making process.
Our full benefits package, which is always evolving based on ongoing conversations we have with partners, is reflective of our mission and commitment to be a different kind of company and put our people first, recognizing the different benefits needs that our partners have.
I am writing in recognition of your work to support “Dreamers”, including those young men and women who are part of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. They represent the values of hard work, patriotism and hope that define America. At Starbucks, we are proud to call them our partners.
Working with leading national employers (including Starbucks), nonprofit organizations, and government officials, BPC is announcing an effort to encourage employees to register, to vote, and to work as volunteers at polling places.