Articles by Howard Schultz

  • Same-Sex Marriage Debate in the U.S. Enters New Phase With Involvement of Supreme Court

    March 26 2013 1:27 PM

    The same-sex marriage debate in the U.S. continues to heat up and will be a level higher with the Supreme Court hearing arguments on Tuesday on the challenge to California's ban on gay marriages and Proposition 8 raised by lesbian couple Kris Perry and Sandy Stier.

  • Starbucks Reported Strong Quarter Profits

    January 29 2013 1:57 PM

    Starbucks Corp. reported a 13 percent jump in profits in its first fiscal quarter which was driven by high-end sales in the US and China, where other cafes have suffered losses lately. The results matched the expectations of analysts who predicted similar high rise profits.

  • Starbucks Introduces “Verismo” Brewer for $199

    September 24 2012 7:16 AM

    Starbucks Corp. has introduced its new single-serve brewer Verismo, which will be sold online this weekend for $199. The Starbucks Corp.

  • Starbucks-Square Alliance Worth $25M

    August 10 2012 12:57 PM

    Square, the mobile payments start-up, would create an alliance with the Starbucks Coffee Company. The partnership will enable mobile payments at the company's 7000 U.S. stores. Starbucks will invest $25 million as a part of Square's Series D financing round. Moreover Howard Schultz, the Starbucks' CEO, will join Square's board of directors.

  • Starbucks Enters the Energy Drink Market

    March 23 2012 3:13 PM

    Starbucks is about to bump heads into the Red Bull. Yes, Starbucks is eager to dip its influential, if not omnipresent coffee mug now into the $8 billion energy drink category. Starbucks, the world's largest coffee chain announced at its annual meeting in Seattle that it plans to roll out in April a new line of "natural" energy drinks, Starbucks Refreshers, to be sold at grocers, convenience stores and Starbucks stores.