Week in pictures: Partners begin co-creating Starbucks next chapter


Updated April 9, 2022

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.

Howard Schultz’s first day back started at 1912 Pike Place. Seattle, April 4.
Schultz addresses an audience of more than 15,000 partners during a hybrid-format Partner Open Forum. Starbucks Support Center, Seattle, April 4.
Partner Open Forum with Schultz. Kent Flexible Roasting Plant, Kent, Wash, April 5.
Partner Open Forum at Carson Valley Roasting Plant and Distribution Center, Carson Valley, Nevada, April 6
Partner collaboration session, San Jose, Calif, April 6.
Designing the future of Starbucks at partner collaboration session, Chicago, April 7.
Connecting as partners. Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Chicago, April 7.
Connecting as partners. Starbucks Reserve Roastery, Chicago, April 7.
Partners in China welcome Howard to a family meeting full of excitement for the future of Starbucks. China, April 7.
Partners in China welcome Howard to a family meeting full of excitement for the future of Starbucks. China, April 8. 
Partners work side-by-side on the reimagination of Starbucks, Phoenix, April 8.
Howard Schultz welcomes a partner to the collaboration session in Phoenix, April 8.
Partner collaboration session, Phoenix, April 8. 
Partners discuss the reimagination of Starbucks, Long Beach, CA, April 8. 
Partners discuss the reimagination of Starbucks, Long Beach, CA, April 8.

Photos by Joshua Trujillo