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Starbucks Corporation
Type Public (NASDAQ: SBUX)
Founded In 1971 across from Pike Place Market in Seattle, Washington
Headquarters Seattle, Washington, USA
Key people Howard Schultz, Chairman, President and CEO
Martin Coles, Chief Operating Officer
James C. Alling, President, Starbucks International
Peter Bocian, Chief Financial Officer
Industry Restaurants
Retail Coffee and Tea
Retail Beverages
Entertainment
Products Whole Bean Coffee
Boxed Tea
Made-to-order beverages
Bottled beverages
Baked Goods
Merchandise
Frappuccino beverages
Revenue US$9.411 billion (2007)
Operating income US$1.053 billion (2007)
Net income US$672.64 million (2007)
Total assets US$5.343 billion (2007)
Total equity US$2.284 billion (2007)
Employees 172,000 (Dec '07)
Subsidiaries Starbucks Coffee Company
Tazo Tea Company
Seattle's Best Coffee
Torrefazione Italia
Hear Music
Ethos Water
Website Starbucks.com

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is a transnational coffee and coffeehouse chain company based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world,[1] with 15,011 stores in 44 countries.[2] Starbucks sells drip brewed coffee, espresso-based hot drinks, other hot and cold drinks, snacks and items such as mugs and coffee beans. Through the Starbucks Entertainment division and Hear Music brand, the company also markets books, music, and film. Many of these products are seasonal or specific to the locality of the store. Starbucks brand ice cream and coffee are also sold at grocery stores. Starbuck is a surname, and may refer to: // Starbuck, the first mate of the ship Pequod in Herman Melvilles novel Moby-Dick Lieutenant Starbuck, a character in the original 1978 Battlestar Galactica film and TV series Captain Kara Thrace, call sign Starbuck, a character in the 2004 Battlestar Galactica... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... Seattle redirects here. ... Seattle redirects here. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Howard Schultz (b. ... A Chairman is the presiding officer of a meeting, organization, committee, or other deliberative body. ... For other uses, see President (disambiguation). ... Chief Executive redirects here. ... CFO redirects here. ... For other uses, see Restaurant (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Coffee (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tea (disambiguation). ... Drawing of a self-service store. ... A stilt-walker entertaining shoppers at a shopping centre in Swindon, England Entertainment is an activity designed to give pleasure or relaxation to an audience (although in the case of a computer game the audience may be only one person). ... For other uses, see Coffee (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tea (disambiguation). ... Some examples of baked food. ... In marketing, a product is anything that can be offered to a market that might satisfy a want or need. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... USD redirects here. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... USD redirects here. ... Net income is equal to the income that a firm has after subtracting costs and expenses from the total revenue. ... USD redirects here. ... In business and accounting an asset is anything owned, whether in possession or by right to take possession, by a person or a group acting together, e. ... USD redirects here. ... At the start of a business, owners put some funding into the business to finance assets. ... USD redirects here. ... This article is about work. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Seattles Best Coffee is a specialty coffee retailer and wholesaler based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It became part of Starbucks Corporation on July 14, 2003. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Hear Music is the brand name of Starbucks retail music concept. ... Ethos water is a brand of bottled water owned by Starbucks and sold throughout North America. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... NASDAQ in Times Square, New York City. ... For other uses, see Coffee (disambiguation). ... Discussing the War in a Paris Café, Illustrated London News 17 September 1870 Coffee shop redirects here. ... This is a list of coffeehouse chains around the world. ... Seattle redirects here. ... Corporate law (also corporations law or company law) refers to the law establishing separate legal entities known as the company or corporation and governs the most prevalent legal models for firms, for instance limited companies (Ltd or Pty Ltd), publicly limited companies (plc) or incorporated businesses (Inc. ... Drip brew is a method for brewing coffee which involves pouring water over coffee contained in a filter. ... Espresso brewing, with a dark reddish-brown foam, called crema or schiuma. ... Hear Music is the brand name of Starbucks retail music concept. ...


From Starbucks' founding in Seattle, Washington, as a local coffee bean roaster and retailer, Starbucks has expanded rapidly. In the 1990s, the company was opening a new store every workday, a pace that continued into the 2000s. Domestic growth has since slowed, although the company continues to expand in foreign markets and is opening 7 stores a day worldwide. The first location outside of the U.S. and Canada was established in 1996, and they now constitute almost one third of Starbucks' stores.[3] As of November 2007, Starbucks had 8,505 company-owned outlets worldwide: 6,793 of them in the United States and 1,712 in other countries and U.S. territories. In addition, the company has 6,506 joint-venture and licensed outlets, 3,891 of them in the United States and 2,615 in other countries and U.S. territories. This brings the total locations (as of November 2007) to 15,011 worldwide.[2] Starbucks can be found in many popular grocery chains in the U.S. and Canada, as well as in many airports. Starbucks was recently ranked number fifteen on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's list of Top 25 Green Power Partners for purchases of renewable energy.[4] Seattle redirects here. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ... Coffee beans and a cup of coffee Coffee as a drink, usually served hot, is prepared from the roasted seeds (beans) of the coffee plant. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... This article is about the decade of 2000-2009. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... November 2007 is the eleventh month of that year. ... November 2007 is the eleventh month of that year. ...


Starbucks' corporate headquarters are in Seattle, Washington, United States. As of January 2008, the members of the company's board of directors are Howard Schultz (Chair), Barbara Bass, Howard Behar, Bill Bradley, Mellody Hobson, Olden Lee, James Shennan, Jr., Javier Teruel, Myron Ullman, III, and Craig Weatherup. Seattle redirects here. ... January 2008 was the first month of the current year. ... Chairman of the Board redirects here. ... Howard Schultz (b. ...

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History

The original Starbucks was opened in Seattle, Washington, in 1971 by three partners: English teacher Jerry Baldwin, history teacher Zev Siegel, and writer Gordon Bowker. The three were inspired by Alfred Peet, whom they knew personally, to open their first store in Pike Place Market to sell high-quality coffee beans and equipment. The original Starbucks location was at 2000 Western Avenue from 1971-1976. That store then moved to 1912 Pike Place; it is still open. During their first year of operation, they purchased green coffee beans from Peet's, then began buying directly from growers. City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Jerry Baldwin is one of the original founders of Starbucks. ... Gordon Bowker is an American entrepreneur. ... Alfred H. Peet (March 10, 1920 – August 29, 2007) was an American entrepreneur and the founder of Peets Coffee & Tea. ... Pike Place Market is a public market overlooking the Elliott Bay waterfront in Seattle, Washington, United States. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar, known as the year of cyclohexanol. ... Year 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Coffee in beverage form. ... Peets Coffee & Tea is a specialty coffee roaster and retailer. ...

A Starbucks coffee shop in Leeds, United Kingdom
A Starbucks coffee shop in Leeds, United Kingdom

Entrepreneur Howard Schultz joined the company in 1982, and, after a trip to Milan, advised that the company sell coffee and espresso drinks as well as beans. The owners rejected this idea, believing that getting into the beverage business would distract the company from its primary focus. To them, coffee was something to be prepared in the home. Certain that there was much money to be made selling drinks to on-the-go Americans, Schultz started the Il Giornale coffee bar chain in 1985. Photo by: Onar Vikingstad (2004) A starbucks coffee shop in Leeds File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Photo by: Onar Vikingstad (2004) A starbucks coffee shop in Leeds File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... For other uses, see Leeds (disambiguation) and Leeds City (disambiguation). ... Howard Schultz (b. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Milan (disambiguation). ... Espresso brewing, with a dark reddish-brown foam, called crema or schiuma. ... For other uses, see Coffee (disambiguation). ... This article is about the year. ...


In 1984, the original owners of Starbucks, led by Baldwin, took the opportunity to purchase Peet's (Baldwin still works there today). In 1987, they sold the Starbucks chain to Schultz's Il Giornale, which rebranded the Il Giornale outlets as Starbucks and quickly began to expand. Starbucks opened its first locations outside Seattle at Waterfront Station in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (which now has more locations than anywhere in the world)[citation needed] and Chicago, Illinois, United States that same year. At the time of its initial public offering on the stock market in 1992, Starbucks had grown to 165 outlets. This article is about the year. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... Waterfront Station is a major public transportation facility in downtown Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Springfield Largest city Chicago Largest metro area Chicago Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 25th  - Total 57,918 sq mi (140,998 km²)  - Width 210 miles (340 km)  - Length 390 miles (629 km)  - % water 4. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ...

Starbucks Headquarters, Seattle.
Starbucks Headquarters, Seattle.

The first Starbucks location outside of North America opened in Tokyo in 1996. Starbucks entered the U.K. market in 1998 with the acquisition of the then 60-outlet, UK-based Seattle Coffee Company, re-branding all its stores as Starbucks. By November 2005, London had more outlets than Manhattan,[5] a sign of Starbucks becoming an international brand. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1164x1552, 522 KB) Summary Author: Wesley H. Brewton Jr. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1164x1552, 522 KB) Summary Author: Wesley H. Brewton Jr. ... Seattle redirects here. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and a member of the European Union. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Ongoing events • Abramoff-Reed gambling scandal • Al Jazeera bombing memo • Avian influenza (H5N1) outbreak • Black sites scandal • Conservative leadership race (UK) • Fuel prices • Irans nuclear program • Jilin chemical plant explosions • Kashmir earthquake • Malawi food crisis • Malaysian prisoner abuse scandal • New Delhi bombings investigation • Niger food crisis • North Indian cyclone... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ...


In 1999, Starbucks experimented with eateries in the San Francisco Bay area through a restaurant chain called Circadia.[6] These restaurants were soon "outed" as Starbucks establishments and converted to Starbucks cafes.


In April 2003, Starbucks completed the purchase of Seattle's Best Coffee and Torrefazione Italia from AFC Enterprises, bringing the total number of Starbucks-operated locations worldwide to more than 6,400. On September 14, 2006, rival Diedrich Coffee announced that it would sell most of its company-owned retail stores to Starbucks. This sale includes the company-owned locations of the Oregon-based Coffee People chain. Starbucks representatives have been quoted as saying they will convert the Diedrich Coffee and Coffee People locations to Starbucks stores.[7][8] 2003 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December - → A timeline of events in the news for April 2003. ... Seattles Best Coffee is a specialty coffee retailer and wholesaler based in Seattle, Washington, USA. It became part of Starbucks Corporation on July 14, 2003. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... AFC Enterprises is the Atlanta-headquartered company that owns Popeyes Chicken & Biscuits. ... is the 257th day of the year (258th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Diedrich Coffee is a coffee company based in Irvine, CA. Its first coffee house in Orange County, CA was opened in 1983. ... Diedrich Coffee is a coffee company based in Irvine, CA. Its first coffee house in Orange County, CA was opened in 1983. ...


Starbucks' chairman, Howard Schultz, has talked about making sure growth doesn't dilute the company's culture [9] and the common goal of the company's leadership to act like a small company. Howard Schultz (b. ...


In January 2008, Chairman Howard Schultz resumed his roles as President and Chief Executive Officer after an eight year hiatus, and replaced Jim Donald, who took those posts in 2005 but decided to leave the company in late 2007. Schultz's principal challenge is to restore what he calls the "distinctive Starbucks experience" in the face of rapid expansion. Analysts believe that Schultz must determine how to contend with higher materials prices and enhanced competition from lower-price fast food chains, including McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts. [10] On January 31, 2008, Schultz announced that Starbucks would discontinue its warm breakfast sandwich products, originally scheduled to launch nationwide in 2008, in order to refocus the brand on all things coffee. Howard Schultz (b. ... McDonalds Corporation (NYSE: MCD) is the worlds largest chain of fast-food restaurants, primarily selling hamburgers, chicken, french fries, milkshakes and soft drinks. ... Dunkin Donuts is an international coffee and donut retailer founded in 1950 in Quincy, Massachusetts, U.S. by William Rosenberg. ...


As Starbucks often tests new products as part of its ongoing innovation and transformation, Starbucks started testing selling an 8 oz "short" brewed coffee for $1 and giving free refills on all brewed coffee. This test was limited to the greater Seattle market, with no plans for expansion to national markets. Per an internal email this program was cancelled in late March 2008. The normal price for a short brewed coffee at Starbucks is about $1.50, when Dunkin' Donuts 10 ounce coffee runs for $1.39 and McDonalds' 12 ounce premium coffee is $1.07. [11]


In March 2008, Schultz made several announcements to Starbucks shareholders. Shultz introduced Starbucks' "state of the art espresso system",,[12] the Thermoplan AG manufactured Mastrena, which will replace the Verismo 801. Starbucks also announced that the company hopes to enter the energy drink market and introduce a customer reward program. Pre-ground beans will also no longer be sold, in order that the additional grinding of all whole bean coffee will "bring aroma, romance and theater" to American stores. [13] The company also announced the recent acquisition of The Coffee Equipment Company,[14] the manufacturer of the Clover Brewing System. They are currently test marketing this unique "fresh-pressed" coffee system at six Starbucks locations, three in Seattle, and three in Boston.[15] A shareholder or stockholder is an individual or company (including a corporation), that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a joint stock company. ...


Products

A Starbucks Venti Java Chip Frappuccino
A Starbucks Venti Java Chip Frappuccino

Starbucks serves a variety of beverages including brewed coffee, hot chocolate, espresso, teas, and Frappuccino. Also available are bottled beverages including Naked Juice, Ethos water, San Pellegrino, Izze soda, and Horizon Organic Milk. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (935x2324, 282 KB) Summary A picute I took of a Starbucks Venti Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino back when it was still around. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (935x2324, 282 KB) Summary A picute I took of a Starbucks Venti Mint Mocha Chip Frappuccino back when it was still around. ... For other uses, see Coffee (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Tea (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Naked Juice is a brand of all natural fruit drinks. ... Ethos water is a brand of bottled water owned by Starbucks and sold throughout North America. ... Country Italy Source San Pellegrino Terme Type Sparkling pH 7. ... Izze is the brand name of a line of carbonated juice drinks produced by the Izze Beverage Company. ... Horizon Organic Horizon Organic is an organic dairy product label owned by Dean Foods, and distributed by White Wave Foods. ...


Cappuccinos, and all other beverages with steamed-milk and/or foam can be customized to order with pumps of flavored syrups, reasonable temperature changes and additional espresso shots. Starbucks also offers blended beverages, such as the "Frappuccino Blended Coffee", a flavored drink of coffee, milk, and sugar blended with ice. The name is a portmanteau of frappé and cappuccino and was introduced in 1995. Starbucks markets seasonal beverages as well, such as the Pumpkin Spice Latte (Thanksgiving), Gingerbread Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Eggnog Latte (Christmas), and Leprechaun Latte (St. Patrick's Day). There is also seasonal brewed coffee, like the "Christmas Blend" of whole bean coffee. A cappuccino poured with latte art into two rosettes. ... A portmanteau (IPA: ) is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. ... ... A cappuccino poured with latte art into two rosettes. ...


Starbucks supplements the beverage offerings with pastries, ready-to-eat salads and sandwiches, coffee merchandise, at-home brewing equipment, and whole bean coffee. Pastry the name given to various kinds of dough made from ingredients such as flour, butter and eggs, that are rolled out thinly and used as the base for baked goods. ...


Starbucks sells a variety of ready-to-eat and drink products that are kosher, but due to business hours and sandwich products a Starbucks store cannot be certified 'kosher' according to Jewish law.[16]


Starbucks does not franchise with individuals within North America but does enter into licensing arrangements with some companies.[17] One example is of Starbucks store locations in airports, most of which are operated by HMSHost, owned by the Italian Autogrill group. Other licensed locations include grocery stores,theme parks, major food services corporations, university campuses and hospitals. In addition, Starbucks has partnered with Magic Johnson's Johnson Development Corporation to form Urban Coffee Opportunities, which opens retail locations in low-income urban areas.[18] Airport - Wikipedia /**/ @import /skins/monobook/IE50Fixes. ... Host Marriott Services Corporation ceased to be an independent company when it became HMSHost Corporation and was acquired by Autogrill S.p. ... Autogrill is one of the biggest suppliers of food and beverage concessions for travelers, and it is one of the biggest multinationals in Italy. ... Earvin Johnson redirects here. ...


Staffing

There are usually from two to six partners (as Starbucks employees are called), all of them trained baristas, in each retail store at any one time. Black aprons labeled "Coffee Master" are worn by employees who have completed the Coffee Master course, which educates employees in not only the tasting, but also growing regions, roasting, and purchasing (including fair trade practices) aspects of the coffee industry. Those pursuing Coffee Master status typically use this program as a stepping stone into a managerial position within a retail store. A competitor (James Hoffmann) during the World Barista Championship. ... For the product certification system ( ), see Fairtrade certification. ...


In the United States and Canada Starbucks offers full benefits such as health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as stock-option grants and 401(k) with matching to employees who work an average of 20 hours per week over a three month period. Each employee can receive a box of tea or a pound (0.45kg) of coffee each week if they choose. Many of these benefits, including the weekly free coffee or tea continue in the case of temporary disability or familial leave. Employees also enjoy a 30% discount on all merchandise, including clearance. As of 2008, Starbucks was ranked by Fortune magazine as the 7th best company to work for in the United States, up from 16th in 2007. In 2006 it was ranked 29th and in 2005 it was 11th.[19] Starbucks was also voted as one of the top ten UK workplaces by the Financial Times in 2007. This article is about options traded in financial markets. ... The 401(k) plan is a type of employer-sponsored defined contribution retirement plan under section 401(k) of the Internal Revenue Code () in the United States, and some other countries. ... The Financial Times (FT) is a British international business newspaper. ...


"The Third Place"

Starbucks in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Starbucks in Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Starbucks envisions local outlets as a "third place" (besides home and work) to spend time, and store design is intended to achieve this. The café section of the store is often outfitted with stuffed chairs and tables with hard-backed chairs. Most stores provide free electricity for customers, and many stores also provide wireless internet access (provided in American stores by AT&T[20] in Canadian stores by Bell Mobility[21] and T-Mobile in the UK.) Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... For other uses, see Frankfurt (disambiguation). ... The Third Place is a term used in the concept of community building to refer to social surroundings separate from the two usual social environments of home and the workplace. ... This article is about the current AT&T. For the 1885-2005 company, see American Telephone & Telegraph. ... Bell Mobility is the division of Bell Canada which sells wireless services in Canada. ...


The company is noted for its non-smoking policy at almost all of its outlets, despite predictions that this would never succeed in markets such as Germany, which used to have few restrictions on smoking. This has changed in 2007 with many German states issuing smoking bans for restaurants and bars. Outlets in Vienna and Mexico City, which have smoking rooms separated by double doors from the coffee shop itself, and a smoking room upstairs in the Largo do Senado, Macau, branch are the closest the company has come to making exceptions. According to the company, the smoking ban is to ensure that the coffee aroma is not adulterated. The company also asks its employees to refrain from wearing strong perfumes for similar reasons.[22] Starbucks generally does not prohibit smoking in outside seating areas, unless required by local codes. Howard Schultz has said, "We're in the business of human connection and humanity, creating communities in a third place between home and work." No Smoking sign. ... The cigarette is the most common method of smoking tobacco. ... No Smoking sign. ... For other uses, see Vienna (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Location of Mexico City Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... The Senado Square, or Senate Square (Portuguese: ; Chinese: 議事亭前地), is a paved area in the centre of the former Portuguese colony of Macau, in China, enclosed by the building of the Leal Senado, the General Post Office, and St. ... This is a list of smoking bans by country. ...


International operations

Countries that contain Starbucks stores
A typical sales area, this one in Peterborough, UK, showing a display of food and the beverage preparation area
A typical sales area, this one in Peterborough, UK, showing a display of food and the beverage preparation area
Starbucks inside Tsutaya in Shibuya, Japan
Starbucks inside Tsutaya in Shibuya, Japan

"Twenty-nine percent of all Starbucks stores are now outside the United States." [23] Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the city in the United Kingdom. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... Shibuya ) is one of the 23 special wards of Tokyo, Japan. ...


Stores are now found in Australia, Austria, The Bahamas, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, People's Republic of China (including Hong Kong & Macau), Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Ireland, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia,[24] Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and the United States of America. Motto: Je Maintiendrai (Dutch: Ik zal handhaven, English: I Shall Uphold) Anthem: Wilhelmus van Nassouwe Capital Amsterdam1 Largest city Amsterdam Official language(s) Dutch2 Government Parliamentary democracy Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Beatrix  - Prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende Independence Eighty Years War   - Declared July 26, 1581   - Recognised January 30, 1648 (by Spain... Motto: (traditional) In God We Trust (official, 1956–present) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City Official language(s) None at the federal level; English de facto Government Federal Republic  - President George W. Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence - Declared - Recognized...


New stores will be opened in Belgium,[25] Argentina,[26] Bulgaria,[27] Colombia,[28] Hungary,[29] India, Poland,[30] Portugal,[31] & Venezuela [32].


Intellectual property

Starbucks U.S. Brands, LLC, is a Starbucks-owned company that currently holds and owns the property rights to approximately 120 Starbucks Coffee Company patents and trademarks. It is located at 2525 Starbucks Way in Minden, Nevada.[33] Minden is a census-designated place located in Douglas County, Nevada. ...


Name

The company is named in part after Starbuck, Captain Ahab's first mate in the book Moby-Dick, as well as a turn-of-the-century mining camp (Starbo or Storbo) on Mount Rainier. According to Howard Schultz's book Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time, the name of the company was derived from Moby-Dick, although not in as direct a fashion as many assume. Gordon Bowker liked the name "Pequod" (the ship in the novel), but his then creative partner Terry Heckler responded, "No one's going to drink a cup of Pee-quod!" Heckler suggested "Starbo." Brainstorming with these two ideas resulted in the company being named for the Pequod's first mate, Starbuck.[34] Moby-Dick book cover Moby-Dick – the hyphen in the title is present in the original edition – is a novel by Herman Melville. ... Moby-Dick book cover Moby-Dick - the official title of the first edition - is a novel by Herman Melville. ... Disambiguation: The rank First Mate also refers to a executive officer The First Mate portrayed in Raiders of the Lost Ark The First Mate (????) is known as Simone Katangas closest companion in the Katanga Anthologies. ... Moby-Dick book cover Moby-Dick - the official title of the first edition - is a novel by Herman Melville. ... For other uses, see Mount Rainier (disambiguation). ... Howard Schultz (b. ...


International names include:

  • Arabic-speaking countries: ستاربكس (transliteration: stārbaks)
  • China, Hong Kong, Taiwan: 星巴克 Pinyin: xīngbākè (星 xīng means "star", while 巴克 is a transliteration of "-bucks")
  • Israel: סטארבקס (transliteration: sṭārbaqs)
  • Japan: スターバックス (transliteration: sutābakkusu, phonological: staa-bahkss)
  • Russia: Старбакс (transliteration: Starbaks)
  • South Korea: 스타벅스 (transliteration: seutabeokseu), often used in conjunction with the English name
  • Quebec, Canada: Café Starbucks Coffee[35] (added the French word to avoid controversy with local language politics)
  • Thailand: สตาร์บัคส์ pronounced [sǒtāːbākʰō]

Arabic can mean: From or related to Arabia From or related to the Arabs The Arabic language; see also Arabic grammar The Arabic alphabet, used for expressing the languages of Arabic, Persian, Malay ( Jawi), Kurdish, Panjabi, Pashto, Sindhi and Urdu, among others. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Transliteration is the practice of transcribing a word or text written in one writing system into another writing system. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ...

Logo

Original Brown Logo

The logo is a "twin-tailed siren" (the siren of Greek mythology).[36] The logo has been significantly streamlined over the years. In the first version, which gave the impression of an authentic 15th century European woodcut, the Starbucks siren was topless and had a fully-visible double fish tail. The image also had a rough visual texture. In the second version, her breasts were covered by her flowing hair, but her navel was still visible, and the fish tail was cropped slightly. In the current version, her navel and breasts are not visible at all, and only vestiges remain of the fish tails. The original "woodcut" logo can still be seen on the Starbucks store in Seattle's Pike Place Market, and on both the 'House Blend' and 'Decaf House Blend' Packaging. This article is about the bird-women of Greek myth. ... The bust of Zeus found at Otricoli (Sala Rotonda, Museo Pio-Clementino, Vatican) Greek mythology is the body of stories belonging to the Ancient Greeks concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. ... Four horsemen of the Apocalypse by Albrecht Dürer Ukiyo-e woodcut, Ishiyama Moon by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1889) Woodcut is a relief printing artistic technique in printmaking in which an image is carved into the surface of a block of wood, with the printing parts remaining level with the surface... For other uses, see Navel (disambiguation). ...


At the beginning of September 2006, Starbucks temporarily reintroduced its original brown logo on paper hot drink cups. Starbucks has stated that this was done to show the company's heritage from the Pacific Northwest and to celebrate 35 years of business. The vintage logo sparked some controversy due to the siren's bare breasts. In September 2006, an elementary school principal in Kent, Washington reportedly asked teachers to "cover up" the mermaid on the retro cups.[36] In early April 2008 Starbucks introduced a modified version of its original brown logo on hot beverage cups and holding sleeves with the 'Back to Basics' campaign. The modified version features hair covering the nipples of the siren. September 2006 is the ninth month of 2006 and has begun on a Friday. ... Coordinates: , Country United States State Washington County King Founded May 28, 1890 Government  - Mayor Suzette Cooke Area  - City  28. ... For the capital city of the United States, see Washington, D.C.. For other uses, see Washington (disambiguation). ...


Parodies and infringements

In 2000, San Francisco cartoonist Kieron Dwyer was sued by Starbucks for copyright and trademark infringement after creating a parody of its siren logo and putting it on coffee mugs, t-shirts, and stickers that he sold on his website and at comic book conventions. Dwyer felt that since his work was a parody it was protected by his right to free speech under U.S. law. The judge agreed that Dwyer's work was a parody and thus enjoyed constitutional protection; however, he was forbidden from financially "profiting" from using a "confusingly similar" image of the Starbucks siren logo. Dwyer is currently allowed to display the image as an expression of free speech, but he can no longer sell it.[37] Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... San Francisco redirects here. ... Cartoonist Jack Elrod at work. ... Cover to Avengers (vol. ... Freedom of speech is the right to freely say what one pleases, as well as the related right to hear what others have stated. ...


In 2003, Starbucks successfully sued a Shanghai competitor in China for trademark infringement, because that chain used a green-and-white logo with a similar sounding Chinese name.[38] Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Trademark infringement is a violation of the exclusive rights attaching to a registered trademark without the authorisation of the trademark owner or any licensees (provided that such authorization was within the scope of the license). ...


Also in 2003, Starbucks sent a cease-and-desist letter to "HaidaBucks Coffee House" in Masset, British Columbia, Canada. The store was owned by a group of young Haida men, commonly referred to as "bucks." After facing criticism, Starbucks dropped its demand after HaidaBucks dropped "coffee house" from its name.[39] Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... , Masset [mæ sɘt] is a village in Haida Gwaii also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands off the coast of the Province of British Columbia in Canada. ... This article is about the people. ...


In 2005 Starbucks lost a trademark infringement case against a smaller coffee vendor in South Korea that operates coffee stations under the name and style Starpreya. The company, Elpreya, says Starpreya is named after the Norse goddess, Freja, with the letters of that name changed to ease pronunciation by Koreans. The court rejected the Seattle-based retailer's claim that the logo of Starpreya is too similar to the famous Starbucks logo.[40] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Criticism and controversy

Starbucks has come to be regarded by some, particularly in the global justice movement, as symbolic of the problems posed by globalization. Several activist groups maintain websites criticizing the company's fair-trade policies, labor relations, and environmental impact, and hold it as a prime example of U.S. cultural and economic imperialism. Several Starbucks locations were vandalized during the WTO meeting held in Seattle in late 1999. Although no organization claimed responsibility for the vandalism, the anarchist circle-A symbol was spray-painted on several stores.[41] Economic globalization has had an impact on the worldwide integration of different cultures. ... For the product certification system ( ), see Fairtrade certification. ... Cecil Rhodes: Cape-Cairo railway project. ... WTO redirects here. ... {{Infobox Military Conflict |conflict=Battle of Seattle |date=November 30, 1999 |place=Seattle, Washington |result=WTO meetings delayed, $20,000,000 in damage |combatant1=Protesters, Rioters, Anarchists |combatant2=King County Sheriffs Office, Seattle Police Department |commander1= none |commander2=[[= Chief Norm Stamper |strength1=42,000+ |strength2=unknown}} A Rainforest Action... Anarchist redirects here. ...

Starbucks at the Forbidden City in Beijing (closed since July 2007)
Starbucks at the Forbidden City in Beijing (closed since July 2007)

The Starbucks location in the former imperial palace in Beijing closed in July 2007. The coffee shop had been a source of ongoing controversy since its opening in 2000 with protesters objecting that the presence of the American chain in this location "was trampling on Chinese culture".[42][43][44][45] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (2288 × 1520 pixel, file size: 744 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Starbucks at the Forbidden City (Beijing, China) Author: Miguel A. Monjas Date: 07/20, 2005 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 531 pixelsFull resolution (2288 × 1520 pixel, file size: 744 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Starbucks at the Forbidden City (Beijing, China) Author: Miguel A. Monjas Date: 07/20, 2005 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del... For other uses, see Forbidden City (disambiguation). ... Peking redirects here. ...


Anti-competitive tactics

Some of the methods Starbucks has used to expand and maintain their dominant market position, such as buying out competitors' leases, acquiring independent coffee shops and converting them into Starbucks stores, and clustering several locations in a small geographical area (i.e., saturating the market), have been labeled anti-competitive by critics.[46] For example, Starbucks fueled its initial expansion into the UK market with a buyout of a major potential competitor (the 49 outlet, UK-based Seattle Coffee Company), then used its capital and influence to obtain prime locations, some of which operated at a financial loss. Critics claimed this was an unfair attempt to drive out small, independent competitors, who could not afford to pay inflated prices for premium real estate.[47]


Labor disputes

Since 2004, workers at seven Starbucks stores in New York City have joined the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) as the Starbucks Workers Union.[48] New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW or the Wobblies) is an international union currently headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. At its peak in 1923 the organization claimed some 100,000 members in good standing, and could marshal the support of perhaps 300,000 workers. ... The Starbucks Workers Union is part of IU 660 - the retail workers division of the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). ...

According to a Starbucks Union press release, since then, the union membership has begun expanding to Chicago and Maryland.[49] On March 7, 2006, the IWW and Starbucks agreed to a National Labor Relations Board settlement in which three Starbucks workers were granted almost US$2,000 in back wages and two fired employees were offered reinstatement.[50][51][52] According to the Starbucks Union, on November 24, 2006, IWW members picketed Starbucks locations in more than 50 cities around the world in countries including Australia, Canada, Germany, Great Britain and New Zealand, as well as U.S. cities including New York, Chicago, Minneapolis and San Francisco,[53] to protest the firing of five Starbucks Workers Union organizers by Starbucks and to demand their reinstatement. The Financial District of Boston, Massachusetts, USA is located in the downtown area near Government Center and Chinatown. ... Boston redirects here. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is an independent agency of the United States Government charged with conducting elections for union representation and with investigating and remedying unfair labor practices. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Some Starbucks baristas in Canada,[54] Australia and New Zealand,[55] and the United States[56] belong to a variety of unions. In 2005, Starbucks paid out US$165,000 to eight employees at its Kent, Washington, roasting plant to settle charges that they had been retaliated against for being pro-union. At the time, the plant workers were represented by the IUOE. Starbucks admitted no wrongdoing in the settlement.[48] Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) is a labor union within the AFL-CIO representing primarily construction workers who work as heavy equipment operators, mechanics, surveyors, and stationary engineers, who maintain heating and other systems in buildings and industrial complexes, in the United States and Canada. ...


A Starbucks strike occurred in Auckland, New Zealand, on November 23, 2005.[55] Organized by Unite Union, workers sought secure hours, a minimum wage of NZ$12 an hour, and the abolition of youth rates. The company settled with the Union in 2006, resulting in pay increases, increased security of hours, and an improvement in youth rates.[57] For other uses, see Auckland (disambiguation). ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Unite Union (Unite) is a trade union in New Zealand. ... The minimum wage is the minimum rate a worker can legally be paid (usually per hour) as opposed to wages that are determined by the forces of supply and demand in a free market. ...


According to Starbucks Chairman Howard Schulz, "If they had faith in me and my motives, they wouldn't need a union." According to The Seattle Times, "The International Union of Operating Engineers Local 286 had trouble with Starbucks at its Kent roasting plant, where the union no longer represents workers".[48]


In March 2008, Starbucks was ordered to pay baristas over US$100 million in back tips in a Californian class action lawsuit launched by baristas alleging that granting shift-supervisors a portion of tips, violates state labor laws. The Company plans to appeal. Similarly, an 18 year-old barista in Chestnut Hill, MA has just filed another suit with regards to the tipping policy. Massachusetts law also states that managers may not get a cut of tips.[58][59] A similar lawsuit was also filed in Minnesota on March 27th, 2008. [60] For other uses, see March (disambiguation). ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... A competitor (James Hoffmann) during the World Barista Championship. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... In law, a class action is an equitable procedural device used in litigation for determining the rights of and remedies, if any, for large numbers of people whose cases involve common questions of law and fact. ... For other uses, see Tip (disambiguation). ... Labor law or labour law is the body of laws, administrative rulings, and precedents which address the relationship between and among employers, employees, and labor organizations, often dealing with issues of public law. ...


Coffee bean market

In 2000, the company introduced a line of fair trade products.[61] For the product certification system ( ), see Fairtrade certification. ...


Of the approximately 136,000 tonnes (300 million pounds) of coffee Starbucks purchased in 2006, about 6 percent was certified as fair trade.[62]


According to Starbucks, they purchased 2,180 tonnes (4.8 million pounds) of Certified Fair Trade coffee in fiscal year 2004 and 5,220 tonnes (11.5 million pounds) in 2005. They have become the largest buyer of Certified Fair Trade coffee in North America (10% of the global market). Transfair USA,[63] the only third-party certifier of Fair Trade Certified coffee in the United States, has noted the impact Starbucks has made in the area of Fair Trade and coffee farmer's lives by saying:

Since launching {its} FTC coffee line in 2000, Starbucks has undeniably made a significant contribution to family farmers through their rapidly growing FTC coffee volume. By offering FTC coffee in thousands of stores, Starbucks has also given the FTC label greater visibility, helping to raise consumer awareness in the process.

Groups such as Global Exchange are calling for Starbucks to further increase its sales of fair trade coffees. However, fair trade certification can cost US$20,000 to US$30,000[citation needed], and many growers are unwilling or unable to pay for certification[citation needed]. Global Exchange is a membership-based international human rights organization dedicated to promoting social, economic and environmental justice around the world. ...


Beyond Fair Trade Certification, Starbucks argues that it pays above market prices for all of its coffee. According to the company, in 2004 it paid on average, $1.20 per pound ($2.64kg) for high-quality coffee beans.[64] The is in comparison to commodity prices which were as low as 50-60 cents in 2003-2004 [65]


Ethos water controversy

Ethos, a brand of bottled water acquired by Starbucks in 2005, is sold at locations throughout North America. Ethos bottles feature prominent labeling stating "helping children get clean water", referring to the fact that $.05 from each $1.80USD bottle sold ($.10 per unit in Canada) is used to fund clean water projects in under-developed areas. Although sales of Ethos water has raised over $4,000,000 for clean water efforts, the brand is not a charity. Critics have argued that the claim on the label misleads consumers into thinking that Ethos is primarily a charitable organization, when it is actually a for-profit Starbucks brand and the vast majority of the sale price (over 94%) does not support clean-water projects.[66] [67] The founders of Ethos have stated that the brand is intended to raise awareness of third-world clean water issues and provide socially responsible consumers with an opportunity to support the cause by choosing Ethos over other brands.[68] Starbucks has since redesigned the American version of the Ethos water bottles, stating the amount of money donated per bottle in the description. Ethos water is a brand of bottled water owned by Starbucks and sold throughout North America. ...


Recycled paper cups

In 2006, Starbucks introduced cups made with 10 percent recycled material. With 1.5 billion cups used annually in the United States at that time, the change was estimated to save approximately five million pounds of virgin tree fiber a year. Prior to the announcement, Starbucks used recycled paper into its cardboard cup sleeves, napkins, and cardboard carriers. A major obstacle for the recycled paper cup was that recycled content had never before been used in direct contact with food, especially not with steaming hot beverages. Although permission was not required, Starbucks and its pulp manufacturer, the Mississippi River Corporation, decided to seek Food and Drug Administration approval for the new cups. Had Starbucks not bothered to get F.D.A. approval, the cup development process would have taken only three months instead of more than two years. Starbucks said it was the first time that a national food chain had incorporated recycled material into packaging that comes into direct contact with food or beverages, but critics claim that the company should be doing much more to protect the environment.[69][70] FDA redirects here. ...


Other ventures

Main article: Hear Music
A Starbucks located in San Miguel District, Lima, Peru
A Starbucks located in San Miguel District, Lima, Peru

Starbucks entered the music industry in 1999 with the acquisition of Hear Music, and the film industry in 2006 with the creation of Starbucks Entertainment. Starbucks Entertainment was one of the producers of the 2006 film Akeelah and the Bee. Retail stores heavily advertised the film before its release. Hear Music is the brand name of Starbucks retail music concept. ... San MiguelLima, is a district in western Lima, Peru. ... Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 film written and directed by Doug Atchison. ...


Hear Music is the brand name of Starbucks' retail music concept. Hear Music began as a catalog company in 1990 and was purchased by Starbucks in 1999. Nearly three years later, in 2002, they produced a Starbucks opera album, featuring artists such as Luciano Pavarotti. Luciano Pavarotti performing on June 15, 2002 at a concert in the Stade Vélodrome in Marseille Luciano Pavarotti, Cavaliere di Gran Croce OMRI[1] (October 12, 1935 – September 6, 2007) was a celebrated Italian tenor in operatic music, who successfully crossed into popular music becoming one of the most...


Starbucks and Apple

Starbucks has entered into a partnership with Apple to collaborate on selling music as part of the coffeehouse experience. In October of 2006, Apple added a Starbucks Entertainment area to the iTunes Music Store, selling similar music that appeared in Starbucks stores. In September of 2007 Apple announced that there would be wireless communication between Apple and Starbucks. Through the T-Mobile Wi-Fi, a paywall is opened up to allow any individual connecting to T-Mobile Hotspot access to the iTunes Music Store (regardless of whether he or she is a T-Mobile Hotspot subscriber). The partnership is primarily targeted at iPhone, iPod Touch, and Macbook users (although anyone with access to iTunes can take advantage of it). In addition, the iTunes Music Store will automatically detect the current and last 10 songs playing in a Starbucks and offer users connected to the store's wireless network the opportunity to download the tracks. This feature has been rolled out in Seattle, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area, and will slowly be offered in limited markets during 2007-2008.[71] During the fall of 2007 Starbucks also began to sell digital downloads of certain albums through iTunes. The buyer would buy the download at Starbucks, and enter the code on the download card at the iTunes Music Store, and then the entire album would immediately start downloading. From October 2 to November 7, 2007, Starbucks gave away 37 different songs for free download through iTunes as part of the "Song of the Day" promotion. Each day, baristas would give out download cards for a particular song which could be redeemed on iTunes. Apple Inc. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into ITunes. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into ITunes. ... For the Internet appliance line, see Linksys iPhone. ... The iPod touch is a portable media player designed and marketed by Apple Inc. ... This article is about the Apple computer called MacBook. For the MacBook family as a whole, see MacBook family. ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Bay Area redirects here. ... is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Competitors

Coffee Republic is a coffee shop franchise chain in the United Kingdom. ... Costa Coffee is a coffee house company based in the United Kingdom founded in 1971 by Italian brothers Vilas Costa, as a wholesale operation supplying roasted coffee to caterers and specialist Italian coffee shops. ... Caribou Coffee is a specialty coffee retailer, the second largest in the U.S.[2] Caribou concentrates on selling gourmet coffees, teas, and bakery goods in over 464 coffeehouses in 18 states. ... Categories: Corporation stubs | Food companies of the United States | Donuts | Corporations with naming rights of indoor arenas ... Peets Coffee & Tea is a specialty coffee roaster and retailer. ... This article is about the restaurant. ... Second Cup is a large Canadian-owned chain of cafés, the largest specialty coffee retailer in Canada. ... The Gloria Jeans Coffees logo Escape the Daily Grind Gloria Jean’s Coffees is one of the worlds largest chains of specialty coffee retailers and is also one of the fastest growing franchise organisations in Australia. ...

See also

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Further reading

–Michelli, Joseph A. (2006). The Starbucks experience: 5 principles for turning ordinary into extraordinary, 208 pages. ISBN 0-07-147784-5.


–Schultz, Howard and Dori Jones Yang. (1997). Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built A Company One Cup At A Time, 350 pages. ISBN 0-7868-6315-3.


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