Howard Schultz

  • Starbucks to sell new drink 'Oprah Chai' from April 29 March 20, 2014

    Starbucks turned its shareholders meeting into an episode of the Oprah Winfrey show on Wednesday. The celebrity talk show host appeared on stage to announce a drink called the Oprah Chai that will be sold at Starbucks cafes starting April 29. The drink will also be available at the small chain...
  • Ratan Tata's grace and wisdom moved me: Starbucks CEO November 19, 2013

    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz has voiced his admiration for industrialist Ratan Tata's "grace" and wisdom, saying he was moved by the business icon's words during the launch of the coffee chain's flagship store in Mumbai in year 2012. "At the celebratory dinner the night of the Mumbai (store's) opening, Ratan Tata...
  • New York Mayor, Starbucks CEO endorse Obama November 2, 2012

    Washington: In a surprise development, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has endorsed US President Barack Obama who is seeking re-election. Obama is pitched against Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential candidate, for the November 6 elections; which according to political analysts is a very close race. In such a scenario an endorsement...
  • Starbucks opens first India store in Mumbai October 19, 2012

    Mumbai: Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India on Friday in a historic building in southern Mumbai as the Seattle-based coffee giant seeks growth in a market long associated with tea drinkers. "It is perhaps the most elegant, beautiful, dynamic store we've opened in our history," chief executive Howard Schultz said...
  • Four big corporate moves to watch January 10, 2012

    1. The New Brew in Town For those who take their cup of caffeine seriously, there's good news. Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee brand, is likely to make its Indian debut in the first half of 2012. A formal announcement of their retail JV with Tata Coffee is likely next month...