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The coffee giant continues its ongoing commitment to literacy by partnering with the early education organization.
Commemorative Starbucks card to raise funds for children’s charities in the U.S. and Japan.
An acoustic version of Morissette’s Grammy Award-winning debut album will be sold exclusively for six weeks in Starbucks company-operated stores.
Featured songs will include those that inspired Mitchell, as well as Mitchell’s own songs chosen by fellow musicians who have been influenced by her work.
Citing Starbucks’ contribution to the livelihoods of coffee farmers and commitment environmental conservation, the World Environment Center named the coffee chain as the 2005 Recipient of the Gold Medal for International Corporate Achievement in Sustainable Development.
Starbucks has sold more than 97,000 units of BeBe Winans' CD "My Christmas Prayer" since it became available at the coffee shop's North American locations on November 10.
Net revenues for the four-week period ended November 28 increased 26 percent; comps for the same period increased 13 percent.
Starbucks president and CEO Orin Smith will retire effective March 31, 2005. Smith, 62, will be succeeded by Jim Donald, president of Starbucks' North American business.
In selling more than 44,000 copies of Ray Charles’s Genius Loves Company album during the first week of sales, Starbucks stores outpaced sales at both traditional and mass-merchant record retailers.
As part of the agreement, the "Starbucks Hear Music" channel will debut this fall for XM Radio's more than 2.1 million subscribers.
The company says customers are invited to visit any U.S. or Canadian company-operated retail store to sample the new lighter blended coffee drinks.
Starbucks Coffee and Jim Beam Brands have reached an agreement to develop, manufacture, and market a Starbucks-branded premium coffee liqueur in the U.S.
Starbucks Coffee Company, through its Hear Music brand, has launched a "music delivery experience" that allows customers to burn CDs while they drink coffee.
New brands, an extended product portfolio, increased availability, and customer-focused innovation expected to improve Starbucks connection with operators.
Today Starbucks launches the Starbucks Card Duetto Visa, which blends Visa credit card functionality with the re-loadable Starbucks Card.
Seattle voters face the prospect of a tax on espresso and derivative drinks to help pay for children’s programs.
Starbucks has reached an agreement to buy Seattle Coffee Company from AFC Enterprises.
Starbucks plans to acquire its licensed operations in Switzerland and Austria from its partner, Bon appetite Group.
Starbucks, Bank One, and Visa U.S.A. have announced a strategic relationship to develop "innovative new consumer payment products that will enable Starbucks to enhance consumer convenience and reward customer loyalty."
First quarter earnings per share of $0.20 exceeds consensus estimate by $0.02. Targets for 2003 include opening at least 1,200 new stores and increasing total revenues by approximately 20 percent