Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz said Monday the coffee chain’s first stores in India and Vietnam have been received positively and it might soon be time to give Myanmar a shot too.
The Seattle-based coffee chain is asking employees at cafes in the Washington, D.C., area to scribble the words “Come Together” on cups for drink orders on Thursday and Friday. CEO Howard Schultz says the words are intended as a message to lawmakers about the damage being caused by the divisive negotiations over the “fiscal cliff.”
Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. plans to accelerate growth and brew up a stronger profit in the year ahead, with CEO Howard Schultz noting that customers of all walks of life consider its drinks an “affordable luxury” even in challenging economic times.
Starbucks inaugurated its first store in India Friday in a historic building in southern Mumbai as the Seattle-based coffee giant seeks growth in a market long associated with tea drinkers.
Adam Brown and Jason Reid weren’t seeking critical acclaim or a national audience when they went about chronicling the steps that led the Seattle SuperSonics to become the Oklahoma City Thunder. But the documentary will get a national stage on Friday night when it’s broadcast on CNBC, which purchased the rights.