Howard Schultz http://kplu.org en Starbucks CEO Schultz: $15 Minimum Wage Would Be Hard For Small Businesses http://kplu.org/post/starbucks-ceo-schultz-15-minimum-wage-would-be-hard-small-businesses <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says a $15 per hour minimum wage in Seattle may not have such a big effect on his company, but he’s concerned it would hit small- and medium-sized businesses hard.</span></p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:51:35 +0000 Ashley Gross 15060 at http://kplu.org Starbucks CEO Schultz: $15 Minimum Wage Would Be Hard For Small Businesses Robot Baristas? Here's Starbucks CEO Schultz's Take http://kplu.org/post/robot-baristas-heres-starbucks-ceo-schultzs-take <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The coffee world has been abuzz lately with news of barista robots—machines that can custom-make a cappuccino or </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">chai</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> latte. Naturally, the question becomes whether the world’s largest coffee chain, Seattle-based Starbucks, would replace humans with automation.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 13:01:00 +0000 Ashley Gross 11318 at http://kplu.org Robot Baristas? Here's Starbucks CEO Schultz's Take Did Starbucks' same-sex marriage stance really hurt its bottom line? http://kplu.org/post/did-starbucks-same-sex-marriage-stance-really-hurt-its-bottom-line <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Did Starbucks’ stance on same-sex marriage hurt its bottom line?</span></p><p>A shareholder claimed as much during the company’s annual meeting last month, prompting <a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/schultz-defends-starbucks-support-same-sex-marriage?nopop=1">a heated exchange</a>&nbsp;with Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz. The shareholder, citing a <a href="http://www.dumpstarbucks.com/">boycott by the National Organization for Marriage</a> of the company, hinted <span style="line-height: 1.5;">that Starbucks’ stock price had suffered.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 20:07:29 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 8233 at http://kplu.org Did Starbucks' same-sex marriage stance really hurt its bottom line? Starbucks is flying high http://kplu.org/post/starbucks-flying-high <p>2011 was a terrific year for the Seattle-based Starbucks coffee chain. The stock shot up 43% last year and recently hit record highs.</p><p>Financial commentator Greg Heberlein and KPLU&#39;s Dave Meyer look at the successful company on this week&#39;s Money Matters.</p><p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Dave Meyer & Greg Heberlein 3879 at http://kplu.org Starbucks is flying high Put down coffee, pick up phone says Starbucks CEO http://kplu.org/post/put-down-coffee-pick-phone-says-starbucks-ceo <p>Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has been in a letter writing mood lately and that&rsquo;s earned him lots of supporters&nbsp;to his political cause.</p><p>A few weeks ago, Schultz asked fellow CEOs to join him in freezing campaign contributions to politicians until they end what he calls their &ldquo;hyper-partisan&rdquo; behavior. Now he wants to talk to the rest of America.</p><p> Mon, 05 Sep 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Vanessa Romo 2535 at http://kplu.org Put down coffee, pick up phone says Starbucks CEO Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz calls for a boycott on campaign contributions http://kplu.org/post/starbucks-ceo-howard-schultz-calls-boycott-campaign-contributions <p>Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants some change in Washington D.C. and the best way to get it, he says, is by boycotting donations to political campaigns. <a href="http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/ABPub/2011/08/15/2015919509.pdf" target="_blank">In an open letter sent to Starbucks on Monday</a>, he urged other company heads to withholding campaign contribution until President Obama and Congress solve the nation&rsquo;s financial woes. &nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 16 Aug 2011 18:03:49 +0000 KPLU News Staff 2328 at http://kplu.org Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz calls for a boycott on campaign contributions Stock price surges as Starbucks annual meeting presents another starstruck affair http://kplu.org/post/stock-price-surges-starbucks-annual-meeting-presents-another-starstruck-affair <p>Starbucks stocks <a href="http://www.google.com/finance?q=NASDAQ:SBUX">have surged</a>. That&#39;s thanks in part to the German financial company Deutsche Bank, which has <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9M53QSG0.htm">resumed its coverage</a> of the Seattle coffee giant and is saying investors should buy the stock.&nbsp;</p><p>It&#39;s just one sign of confidence in the rebound of the company, as its executives outlined its latest growth strategies.</p><p><strong>An annual love affair with coffee</strong> <strong>and other addictive treats</strong></p> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:39:13 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 1062 at http://kplu.org Stock price surges as Starbucks annual meeting presents another starstruck affair Starbucks unveils logo, celebrates 40 years http://kplu.org/post/starbucks-unveils-logo-celebrates-40-years-0 <p>In 40 years it went from a tiny store near Pike Place Market to a global brand, recognized around the world.&nbsp; Starbucks is celebrating its&nbsp; anniversary with a new, simplified logo that doesn&rsquo;t have the word &quot;Starbucks&quot; or &quot;coffee&quot; on it.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2011 16:30:59 +0000 Paula Wissel 957 at http://kplu.org Starbucks unveils logo, celebrates 40 years Groupon's coffee buzz: Starbucks' CEO joins board, invests in site http://kplu.org/post/groupons-coffee-buzz-starbucks-ceo-joins-board-invests-site <p>Howard Schultz announced his investment in the enormously popular consumer-discount site Groupon&nbsp;Thursday. At the same time, Groupon <a href="http://www.techflash.com/seattle/2011/02/starbucks-ceo-howard-schultz-backs.html">confirmed the Starbucks CEO's election to its board</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>TechFlash's John Cook reports Schultz' investment "is not connected to Starbucks":</p><blockquote><p>...but having the leader of the world's leading specialty coffee retailer on the board certainly will add some interesting possibilities. Starbucks has been expanding its digital footprint aggressively in recent months, adding features such as mobile payments and free in-store wi-fi.</p></blockquote><p> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:01:00 +0000 KPLU News Staff 768 at http://kplu.org Groupon's coffee buzz: Starbucks' CEO joins board, invests in site Starbucks sales and earnings up again, shares down on outlook http://kplu.org/post/starbucks-sales-and-earnings-again-shares-down-outlook <p>http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kplu/local-kplu-948558.mp3</p><p>Starbucks has done it again. The coffee giant says its <a href="http://news.starbucks.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=495">global revenues reached a record</a>: $3 billion in the first quarter. Profits were up 44 percent compared to a year ago, thanks in part to the chain's growing popularity with coffee drinkers around the world.</p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 02:36:20 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 651 at http://kplu.org Starbucks sales and earnings up again, shares down on outlook Starbucks earnings double http://kplu.org/post/starbucks-earnings-double <p><span class="article-content"><span>Just two years ago, Starbucks was laying off staff and closing hundreds of US stores in its efforts to slash costs and restore the chain to profitability. Now it&#39;s reporting record earnings for the fourth quarter, with profits up 86% compared to a year ago.<br /> <br /> Starbucks says its turnaround has ushered in a new phase of growth. Sales in the US and abroad increased by 8% during the quarter. </span></span></p> Sat, 06 Nov 2010 00:19:57 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 103 at http://kplu.org Starbucks earnings double