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STARBUCKS COFFEE

HISTORY

Starbucks’s history began in 1971 by three teachers who opened a small cafe called Starbucks Coffee, tea and spice in Seattle, USA. They were assertive about their good coffee and exotic teas. They were selling coffee beans and quality teas for people to prepare at their homes. In the early 1981 they hired Howard Schultz who changed the destiny of Starbucks Coffee as director of retail and marketing. Actually Schultz had an experience with the delicious taste of Starbucks Coffee as a customer and thought. When he became a part of company he was thinking there was something magical about Starbucks like passion he had never felt in business before. Schultz offered company to expand their product range and increase the number of stores. Logos and shops were readjusted. In 1990, starbucks made decisions to create headquarters and to centralize the decision making, thus they could easily stimulated the generation of new ideas. They informed their employee and kept responsible them from strategies in daily contact with each other. Individual Creativity is very important in building an innovation. People from different diciplines working effectively together helps them to solve many problems. In 1996, Starbucks was owning 1015 stores all around the world. The next step was to strengthen the brand. They should change the brands image that it was not only product and service also an unique experience on coffee drinking. They had partnership with United Airlines which start to service Starbucks Coffee on flights in 1996. It was a huge opportunity for Starbucks to diffuse, the partnership was a great success. Another important fact for company was the global expansion includes sores in Japan, Hawaii and Singapore in 1997. In 2004, company created a subsidiary locates in Costa Rica to strengthen the role of leadership. They developed the R&D…...

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