Topic: Howard Schultz

Howard Schultz Is Stepping Down as CEO of Starbucks

COO Kevin Johnson will replace him

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…

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

Michel et Augustin uses social video to hit baking's big time

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…

Starbucks Unveils New Store Concepts

Will debut upscale and express formats

Starbucks is diversifying its stores, with two new models unveiled this week. The first is a Starbucks Reserve model, which will highlight the company’s growing range of small-batch reserve coffee. The…

Starbucks Looks to Share Its App Payment System With Other Retailers

Smartphone transactions supplied 15% of U.S. revenue in Q3

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

Other brands jump into fight over government funding

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. The coffee retail exec appears…

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

Howard Schultz's letter draws praise and condemnation

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 firearms from his…