March 18, 2015

Starbucks Corp. stirred up controversy even as it excited shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday.

March 18, 2015

Starbucks Corp. stirred up controversy even as it excited shareholders at the company’s annual meeting on Wednesday.

March 17, 2015

Starbucks Corp. is publicly calling for better race relations and public discussion of racial issues in the U.S. The company took out full-page advertisements promoting better race relations in the New York Times and USA Today earlier this week, and also is encouraging employees and customers to participate in the effort.

March 17, 2015

Starbucks Corp. is publicly calling for better race relations and public discussion of racial issues in the U.S. The company took out full-page advertisements promoting better race relations in the New York Times and USA Today earlier this week, and also is encouraging employees and customers to participate in the effort.

February 17, 2015

Starbucks Coffee Company is taking its coffee to an entirely new level as it continues to target consumers who are willing to pay for super-premium brews.

February 6, 2015

Starbucks Corp. founder and CEO — and currently Time Magazine cover boy — Howard Schultz has lots of opinions about politics and the national agenda, but he is not interested in running for president in 2016.

February 6, 2015

Starbucks Corp. founder and CEO — and currently Time Magazine cover boy — Howard Schultz has lots of opinions about politics and the national agenda, but he is not interested in running for president in 2016.

January 23, 2015

Starbucks Corp. has appointed Kevin Johnson as president and chief COO, effective March 1.

January 23, 2015

Starbucks Corp. has appointed Kevin Johnson as president and chief COO, effective March 1.

January 22, 2015

Starbucks Corp.’s first-quarter profit surged 82% as new offerings and holiday gave a boost to store traffic.

January 9, 2015

In a surprising move, the second in command at Starbucks Corp., COO Troy Alstead, 51, is taking an extended, unpaid leave of absence from the company starting March 1.

January 9, 2015

In a surprising move, the second in command at Starbucks Corp., COO Troy Alstead, 51, is taking an extended, unpaid leave of absence from the company starting March 1.

December 16, 2014

Top executives of Starbucks Corp., including chairman, president and CEO Howard Schultz, reportedly sold a combined total of 448,320 company shares for about $37.54 million, an average of $83.74 each, on Dec. 9 and 10, 2014.

December 4, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company isn’t resting on its laurels. The chain’s five-year strategic growth plan—unveiled Thursday at its biennial Investor Day—includes new store formats,  expanded food offerings, and digital initiatives.

October 31, 2014

Starbucks Corp. is planning to launch a coffee delivery service in select U.S cities in 2015, the company said during its quarterly investors’ conference call on Oct. 30.

October 16, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company continues to extend its mobile offerings. The coffee giant will launch mobile ordering in its locations in the Portland, Ore., area by year end, with a full rollout nationwide in 2015.

September 24, 2014

Starbucks Corp. will acquire the remaining shares of its Japanese joint venture, Starbucks Coffee Japan, for $913 million to accelerate growth across multiple channels in the country, including the introduction of new concepts such as Teavana.

September 5, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Company will launch two new store formats in fiscal 2015, include a smaller-format concept aimed at urban commuters and a more premium store concept — Starbucks Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room — dedicated to the chain’s highbrow Reserve brand of coffees.

April 25, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Corp. plans to open 1,500 new stores worldwide during 2014, including 600 in North America.

April 25, 2014

Starbucks Coffee Corp. plans to open 1,500 new stores worldwide during 2014, including 600 in North America.

March 20, 2014

Starbucks plans to expand a pilot of an evening alcohol and “light bites” menu that includes wine to thousands of stores nationwide.

October 31, 2013

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz had resigned from the board of mobile payments company Square Inc., Reuters reported.

October 31, 2013

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz had resigned from the board of mobile payments company Square Inc., Reuters reported.

October 23, 2013

Starbucks Corp. unveiled its newest retail format, Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar, with the first location opening on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.