Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz Is Stepping Down as CEO of Starbucks

Longtime Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, known for weighing in often on social issues and associating the brand with causes, is stepping down from the role, the company announced today. Current president and COO Kevin Johnson will become CEO of the company, effective April 3, with Schultz remaining executive chairman.

This Small French Cookie Brand Sweet Talked Its Way Into Starbucks Stores Across the U.S.

Everybody in business dreams of getting that big break—an out-of-the-blue phone call from some corporate big shot who could make a company's future in a 10-minute meeting. Last June, French cookie company Michel et Augustin got just such a break, including the phone call and the meeting.

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Starbucks Unveils New Store Concepts

Starbucks is diversifying its stores, with two new models unveiled this week.

Starbucks Looks to Share Its App Payment System With Other Retailers

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz revealed that his company had amassed nearly 12 million active monthly mobile users in the U.S. and Canada during the brand’s third-quarter earnings call on Thursday.

Starbucks’ End-the-Shutdown Petition Spans Social, Mobile and Print

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz doesn't exactly shy away from politics, and he's gone all-in today on affecting the national debate about the federal government shutdown.

Starbucks CEO Requests No More Guns on Patrons, Sparks Stark Twitter Reactions

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has published an online letter requesting customers not to carry guns into his thousands of coffee shops though he stopped short of banning firearm