Read about Seattle coffee retail giant Starbucks, CEO Howard Schultz and developments in the coffee industry. Topics include Starbucks brands such as Via, Teavana, Verismo, Frappuccino, Cafe Misto, Pike Place Roast and Seattle's Best Coffee. Topics also include competitors such as Peets, Tully's, Caribou, Costa Express, McDonald's and Dunkin' Donuts; and Starbucks' global expansion in markets such as India and China.

Starbucks ‘trying to value the dignity of work,’ Howard Schultz tells shareholders

Coffee was served to everyone at the 26th Annual Meeting of Shareholders held at McCaw Hall Wednesday, March 21, 2018.  Everyone sniffed their coffee at the same time and then had a big sip together. More than 3,500 shareholders, employees, guests and board members attended the meeting.

Stockholders who are restive about the ‘fairly flat’ recent performance of their shares can expect continued growth as the company invests in its work force, including a focus on pay equity, says executive chairman Howard Schultz.  VIEW

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