Howard Schultz

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    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Pro Sports Team Owners, New Stadiums and You

    Writer Jeremy Repanich has an interesting piece about his time working for the Seattle Sonics over at Deadspin this afternoon. Included in his account of the team's final years in the Emerald City is an insider's view of then-owner Howard Schultz's unsuccessful quest to force the public to build a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Starbucks to Offer Free Wi-Fi

    Image source​As if the instant coffee and custom Frappuccinos weren't enough (and they probably weren't), Starbucks has now decided to offer free Wi-Fi to all its customers starting July 1. Previously customers had to pay for Internet access in two-hour increments through their Starbucks card ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2009

    Java Enabled: 15th Avenue Coffee and Tea, Starbuck's New Detour

    15th Avenue Coffee and Tea opened in Seattle last weekend. While a coffee shop opening in Seattle hardly qualifies as "news," this was different, thanks to the "inspired by Starbucks" etched on 15th Avenue's front door. This is Starbucks' latest attempt to return to its roots with a greater focus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2008

    The Morning Brew: Tuesday, 1.8 Yesterday, the Morning Brew led with an analysis of Starbucks' problems. Later that day, the company replaced its CEO, James L. Donald, with Chairman -- and by far its most well known executive -- Howard Schultz. (New York Times) China assesses its work in strengthening food saf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2007

    Bookplates: Starbucked

    Gut Check reviews new(ish) food- and drink-related books. A few years ago, I got a job as a Starbucks barista. As part of my training, I had to attend coffee school. The instructor was named Ernie. He was knowledgeable about all aspects of coffee production, from farming t ... More >>