Starbucks Names Rosalind Brewer Group President and Chief Operating Officer

Starbucks board member and former Sam’s Club executive to join Starbucks management team and lead the Americas business in addition to operations, product innovation, store development and supply chain Seattle, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) has announced the appointment…
Howard Schultz and Kevin Johnson Reflect On Starbucks Future

CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin speaks with Starbucks outgoing CEO Howard Schultz and incoming CEO Kevin Johnson in Seattle about the decision to switch up the leadership of the coffee giant, their strategic plans and social and political goals.
Starbucks Announces New Leadership Structure to Drive Next Wave of Global Growth

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 Seattle, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Starbucks…
Starbucks CEO: One Currency Matters Most with the Consumer

Starbucks has been able to post strong growth while so many traditional retailers continue to report declining traffic. “One major retailer after another post numbers that are somewhat disappointing,” Starbucks founder, chairman and CEO Howard Schultz said. “What it says…
Starbucks Roastery Coming to New York City in 2018

Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has announced that its next Roastery location will be in New York City in the heart of the Meatpacking District at 61 Ninth Avenue, which is currently under development. Scheduled to open in 2018, this New York…
Starbucks CEO: Growth Isn’t a Strategy

Howard Schultz says that even though Starbucks is a massive operation, “it’s still early days” for the organization and you can expect much more growth.
Schultz, Starbucks and Social Impact

What does Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz keep in his pockets? Two keys stand out. One unlocks the most lavish Starbucks store in the world: the 15,000-square-foot Roastery. Situated in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, it combines an upscale cafe with…
The Cost of Coffee in The US & Worldwide Reveals Unique Statistics

Greenville, SC  (RestaurantNews.com)  A recent study of the cost of coffee worldwide released by coupon major online discount company Couponbox, reveals both Dubai and Hong Kong as the most expensive locations to get your cappuccino fix. The study also uncovered…
Starbucks Mobile Order & Pay Now Available to Customers Nationwide

Available In More Than 7,400 Stores and Customers Using the Starbucks® App on iOS or Android Devices; International Expansion Coming in October Seattle, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Starbucks Coffee Company (Nasdaq:SBUX) today announced the nationwide availability of Mobile Order & Pay on…
Starbucks Alcohol Menu A Smart Business Move, But Loyal Customers Push Back

The atmosphere at the Starbucks on North Seventh Street in the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood Williamsburg was soothing but purposeful on a recent morning. Customers dressed in button-down shirts and jeans with briefcases slung over their shoulders sipped on foamy cappuccinos…
What’s behind Starbucks price increases?

Starbucks says customers will pay from 5 to 20 cents more on many drinks starting Tuesday.  The company did not specify exactly which drinks will be impacted because it charges different prices in different regions of the country. Starbucks has…
Le Boulanger Announces “We’re Still Here!”

Popular Sunnyvale Based Bread Maker and Operator of 17 Bakery-Cafés, Pronounced Luh-Boo-Lawn-Zhay Makes an Announcement on the Heels of Recent Mistaken Identity! Sunnyvale, CA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Le Boulanger, Inc.®, the Northern California family-owned Bay Area bread maker and operator of 17…
Starbucks Customer Accounts Hacked Through Smartphone Apps

Starbucks customers are reporting that hundreds of dollars have been stolen from their credit cards after receiving emails saying the passwords and login details for the coffee company’s mobile app had been reset. While details of exactly how the attacks…
Starbucks Glitch Reveals How Modern Cash Registers Can Fail

A glitch that disabled registers at thousands of Starbucks stores Friday was a reminder of the invisible systems restaurants rely on to run increasingly sophisticated operations. Registers that once merely rang up tabs and stored cash have evolved into hubs…
Starbucks steps into the conversation about race

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz on Wednesday defended the company’s new “Race Together” campaign, which has been criticized for being naive and even using racial tensions to boost its bottom line. The push by the chain best known for its Frappuccinos…
The Latest Fast Food Battle Isn’t Over Burgers or Coffee

Breakfast sandwiches and wraps suddenly are some the hottest-selling items on the U.S. menus of fast-food giants McDonald’s, Yum Brands-owned Taco Bell and Dunkin’ Brands. That’s welcome news for investors in light of rampant price discounting for burgers and brewed…
Starbucks Names Kevin Johnson President and Chief Operating Officer

Starbucks board member and former technology executive to join Starbucks management team and lead global operations Seattle, WA  (RestaurantNews.com)  Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today announced it has appointed Kevin Johnson as president and chief operating officer. Johnson has been a…
Where Starbucks CEO Would Set the Minimum Wage

As local minimum wages are rising across the country, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says the company will be paying ‘above the minimum wage in every state.’ But he says small businesses may struggle.
Starbucks Launches First Brand Campaign

Starbucks is launching its first brand campaign, and it’s doing it ambitiously. For the global campaign, called “Meet me at Starbucks,” the coffee giant isn’t focusing on products like it normally does in its ads. Rather, it’s focusing on the…
Starbucks: Behind the Pumpkin Spice Phenomenon

It’s been more than a decade since coffee-giant Starbucks invented the pumpkin spice latte. Today, the pumpkin flavored drink has its own fan base, brining in more than 3,000 tweets per day. Source: Fortune Magazine.
Starbucks to Test Mobile Trucks on College Campuses this Fall

Starbucks has built retail locations in dozens of college campuses across the country. Now they’re expanding further with mobile delivery methods to get caffeine to more students. Arizona State University is one of three campuses picked for testing the new…