Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz steps down

Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz steps down

(Reuters) – Starbucks Corp Executive Chairman Howard Schultz is stepping down, effective June 26, the world’s biggest coffee chain said on Monday, fuelling speculation that the outspoken, liberal-leaning executive will make a U.S. presidential bid. FILE PHOTO: Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz speaks during the company’s annual shareholders meeting in Seattle, Washington March 18, 2015. REUTERS/David Ryder/File photo […]

Starbucks Will Close 8,000 Stores on May 29 for Racial-Bias Training

Wow. Starbucks says it will close its 8,000 company-owned stores in the United States for one afternoon to educate employees about racial bias. The announcement follows an uproar over the arrest of two black men who were waiting for a friend at a Philadelphia Starbucks last week. The store manager called the police. The racial bias training […]