Starbucks is a global coffee company founded in 1971 in Seattle, Washington, as a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and spices. Today it is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 20,366 stores in 61 countries. Starbucks went public on June 26, 1992 at a price of $17 per share (or $0.53 per share, adjusted for subsequent stock splits) and closed trading that first day at $21.50 per share. Starbucks Corporation's common stock is listed on NASDAQ, under the trading symbol SBUX.
Not everyone is a coffee lover, but that shouldn't stop you from going to a coffee shop.Thursday, 10 February, 2011, 12:00am
In the article 'Tien slams 'miserly' welfare spending' (September 4), you report that former Liberal Party chairman James Tien Pei-chun criticised the government for not spending some of Hong Kong's foreign exchange reserves on alleviating poverty.10 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
As if by rote, companies these days tend to list their core values. Those that feature prominently are a passion to perform and focus on customer needs.4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
In showing how a business can be completely transformed by elevating the customer experience, one of Joseph Michelli's most striking examples is the Pike Place Fish Market in Seattle.4 Sep 2010 - 12:00am
Consultant Joseph Michelli's book about the rise and rise of the Starbucks coffee company could not have been more ominously timed.23 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
Well before deciding to write about Starbucks, Joseph Michelli knew there was something different about the company. He was familiar with the business basics: its phenomenal expansion, brand recognition, focus on quality, and its post-listing surge in the stock price.14 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
In workshops based on his book, The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary, Dr Joseph Michelli explains key steps that allowed the company to build its profile, create new markets and, for quite a while, maintain a stupendous rate of growth.7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am
The six largest coffee shop chains in town have formed the Green Cafe Alliance to discourage waste. Pacific Coffee, Starbucks, agnes b. le pain grille, Caffe Habitu, McCafe and Pret A Manger will ask customers at their combined 300 branches to think twice before using disposable cutlery. They will also encourage people to bring their own drinking tumblers.12 Jul 2010 - 12:00am
China Resources Enterprise (CRE) yesterday agreed to pay HK$326.6 million in cash to acquire 80 per cent of Pacific Coffee from Chevalier Pacific Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed investment holding company.
'Our goal is to become the number one coffee house in China,' said CRE general manager Joyce Chan.30 Jun 2010 - 12:00am
To ensure that newly opened and renovated outlets reflect the character of their neighbourhoods, Starbucks is looking for recruits to join its Asia-Pacific shop design team.15 May 2010 - 12:00am