Howard Schultz, the current CEO of Starbucks, will step down from his role at the giant coffee chain next month. The move comes after his vow to hire thousands refugees in response to President Donald Trump´s first travel ban appeared to hurt customer sentiment and dent their sales. Trump supporters have called for a boycott of the chain since January 29, when Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 refugees over five years. Schultz in a letter to employees said the promise of the American Dream was ´being called into question´ and that ´the civility and human rights we have all taken
Exactly, #8. Not only is he staying around at Starbucks (not that I´d buy a cup on a bet!), but Schultz is going to run for President in 2020. By then he shall have awakened from his great Hillary Clinton slumber.
I still won´t buy anything from Starbucks. Anybody else think Schultz still has a little company stock? If the price rebounds now, he could stand to profit quite handsomely from the downturn caused by his anti-Trump gaffe.
Besides, I like both Java Beach and Peet´s better than Star*ucks.
Stopped going 2 years ago when the idiot Schulz asked the Baristas to "spread the liberal message". Spend my hard earned money to get lectured ?? The jerk never realized that the customer is always rigjt!!!
I went into a Starbucks once or twice, but could NOT bring myself to pay the prices they were demanding.
I note this ´Sergeant Schultz´ guy is not leaving, he is just moving to a different ´executive´ position within the company. "to Step Down" is not a true statement. The usual D-M disregard for the truth. Maybe their headline writers should read the article BEFORE writing the headline!
Political stances have consequences (as never before) the disenfranchised majority has been awakened and are buzzing about and not about to be led back to the hive while chaos is still being created by the left?
A couple of years ago I visited Canada and fell in love with Tim Horten´s coffee and muffins. Our northern states have Tims and I hop it spreads across the USA. I have never liked SB due to their politics and the sheep that line up to pay an enormous price because other sheep do so.
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