Jon Stewart Compliments Howard Schultz’s “Venti Balls” During Daily Show Interview

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Starbucks President and CEO Howard Schultz showed up for an interview on Monday night's episode of The Daily Show With Jon Stewart on Comedy Central. While politicians have books to plug, and celebrities have new movies, Schultz was there promoting his company's new partnership with Arizona State University. Starbucks will replace its current … [Read more...]

Breaking: Howard Schultz Is Actually Pretty Awesome

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Spotted via Towleroad, this little back and forth between Howard Schultz and a stockholder is worth excerpting in its entirety: At the company’s annual meeting Wednesday, shareholder Tom Strobhar suggested that the boycott had indeed bled the company of value. “In the first fill quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our … [Read more...]

Tully’s Follies: Starbucks Strikes Back, or What Becomes Of A McDreamy Deferred?

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Turns out not everyone is a McDreamy fan: Starbucks is fighting back hard against actor Patrick Dempsey's bid to buy the beleagured Seattle-based coffee company Tully's. Starbucks wants to buy the chain and turn its cafe locations in Starbucks, in what amounts to a kind of scorched earth, smite-thy-enemies "Game of Thrones"-esque end game for the … [Read more...]

ElectionWatch: Unfiltered! Howard Schultz Endorses Obama

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Starbucks CEO and head-honcho Howard Schultz went live on CNBC and endorsed Barack Obama. The news comes after several months of silence from the Starbucks king-pin, and his decision was made after watching the president's "bipartisanship" post-Sandy with that big old sugar bear Chris Christie. [youtube]f7n5j9T6oqM[/youtube] … [Read more...]