Howard Schultz, who returned to Starbucks as chief executive officer on April 4, is meeting with partners around the U.S. and China this week. He’s visiting stores, roasting plants and support centers in person and virtually to listen, learn and co-create with partners the next chapter of Starbucks.
Collaboration sessions continue over the next several weeks, with Schultz and other senior leaders meeting with partners to hear their perspectives, challenges and ideas to evolve the company, together. In turn, those will inform future investments in partners.
Between April 24 and May 8, 250,000 Starbucks partners at 10,000 stores in North America are meeting during two-hour sessions to focus on the art of connection and reflecting on Starbucks’ new mission.