Throughout the years, more people found out about the company as stores spread. Starbucks is one of the most successful coffee companies today because they serve everywhere, and are loyal to their customers providing many promotions and deals. Starbucks offers many promotions that are beneficial to the customers. Loyal customers can receive a registered gold card that can get them free drinks, food, and refills. To get a gold card, a customer must have to make enough Starbucks purchases to earn thirty “stars” and register a regular card through their website.
When the company became more powerful and more valuable, Howard Schultz along with other board members and a president, started to get involved in all kinds of programs to make better coffee, but also to make the world better. These days a company recognizes itself as a part of the neighborhood it operates within. Starbucks mission statement states: “to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup and one neighborhood at a time.” The corporation focus on the local communities and takes a proactive strategy to be a part of their lives. According to the Starbucks’ principles, every single store is a part of a community and it is a responsibility to live in a good relations with everyone. Instead of looking for an opportunities to expand in the most profitable places, it would rather be invited to do business in particular areas.
The Rise and Success of Starbucks Millions of Americans these days depend on the glorious caffeine rich nectar provided to them daily by the local Starbucks chain store. With its humble roots firmly planted in Seattle, Washington, this little coffee shop has turned from a novel idea, into a veritable necessity for Americans on the go. The amazing success of Starbucks can be attributed, in part, to operational planning. Starbucks has become a well-known company for selling the highest quality coffee beans and best tasting coffee products. It was one of the first companies to realize that the real money to be made was in beverage retailing, not just coffee beans.
The Starbucks experience is an all encompassing culture that revolves not just around customers but also to employees, or “partners” and suppliers. Burks (2009) notes that the company cares about the footprint it leaves, no matter where it does business; “the company is dedicated to making positive contributions to the communities where it doe... ... middle of paper ... ...ies/100-best-companies-to-work-for/435-2011 Koehn, N.F., Besharov, M.A., & Miller, K. (2008). Starbucks Coffee Company in the 21st Century. [Case study]. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.
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Coffee is a growing part of people’s daily lives. Just before the 9-5 weekdays, and even during the 9-5, it is common for the working class to drink a cup of coffee. To support this accustomed part of our culture, it involves a complex supply chain that allows those coffee beans to turn into a cup that can be consumed. This paper is structured on how Starbucks, the top coffee supplier in the world, can supply its stores, from raw materials to manufacturing, right to the start of someone’s day. CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz, originally had the idea that Starbucks would have the community/traditional feel in their stores, and still serve high-quality coffee (“Our Heritage” 1).