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The company introduces a special loyalty card.
Troy Alstead will succeed current CFO Pete Bocian.
Quick-serves tap into winter seasonal flavors to bring in customers.
Starbucks CEO says the company's poor performance in Q4 signals that it has hit bottom.
The company has become the largest purchaser of Fair Trade Certified coffee in the world.
The company will offer more than 54,000 volunteer hours and invest more than $1 million in local projects.
The exclusive licensing deal between Starbucks and Unilever builds upon an existing relationship for the manufacturing, marketing and distribution of Starbucks Tazo.
The five new permanent healthy breakfast items are now available in participating U.S. and Canadian stores.
The Clover has been installed at 10 Seattle locations and Starbucks will serve small lot coffees whose flavors are best with the new brewing system.
Tazo’s RTD line will be integrated into the Pepsi/Lipton Tea Partnership (PLP), expanding the joint venture between PepsiCo and Unilever.
Eat This, Not That! authors grade 43 national chains; 6 receive an "F."
Starbucks will close 61 of its 84 Australian units and has restructured five corporate positions.
New Vivanno line offers balanced beverage options for customers seeking healthier solutions on the go.
Starbucks decides to close approximately 600 underperforming company-operated stores in the U.S. market.
Starbucks and SSP announce licensing agreement to open stores in European travel markets.
As part of the newly launched John Wooden Global Leadership Program at UCLA, Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, was presented the inaugural John Wooden Global Leadership Award.
The report highlights key strategic CSR initiatives and tracks Starbucks progress in several areas.
As of May 1, qualifying AT&T high speed Internet and Wi-Fi customers will have complimentary Wi-Fi access at more than 7,000 Starbucks locations nationwide.
Starbucks will continue its relationship with the Concord Music Group and will turn over the day-to-day management of the Hear Music Record Label to Concord.
According to the 2008 BrandZ Top 100 Most Powerful Brands, the industry category continues to be one of the fastest growing in terms of brand value growth, rising by 27 percent over last year.