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Chief of Starbucks’ high-end initiative takes a ‘coffee break’ leave

Seattle, Wa. September 24, 2012.
Cliff Burrows, Starbucks’ president of “Americas,”.

Starbucks said Monday that Cliff Burrows, president of the Siren Retail business including the elaborate Roastery stores as well as its Princi bakeries and Reserve cafes, is taking "an extended unpaid leave" from the company.

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