Pride. Nostalgia. A heavy heart.
Schultz, who has been with Starbucks for almost four decades, is credited with turning the company into a popular household name and growing it from 11 stores to more than 28,000 in 77 countries. Starbucks then proceeded to grow into the retail giant it is today with more than 28,000 stores in 77 countries. Starbucks closed all of its company-owned stores in the US for four hours last week so employees could undergo racial bias training. Schultz's passion for the highest quality coffee heightened on a business trip to Italy, where he was captivated by the sense of community, romance and theater found in Italian coffee bars. Starbucks was also named one of the World's Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute for the 12 th consecutive year and was ranked as one of 2018's Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, most notably for its social-impact work.
Schultz came to work at Starbucks in the 1980s in its marketing department. "It is emotional. More emotional than I thought it would be".
Mr Schultz, who retired as chief executive past year, is to relinquish his seat on the board on 26 June. He eventually opened his own coffee shop and purchased the Starbucks brand. When the Times asked him directly if he's considering a run for president, he didn't say no.
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Schultz added that he has for some time been "deeply concerned about our country - the growing division at home and our standing in the world".
Shultz said in the memo: 'I'll be thinking about a range of options for myself, from philanthropy to public service, but I'm a long way from knowing what the future holds'.
"One of the things I want to do in my next chapter is to figure out if there is a role I can play in giving back", he said. I'm sure nothing will drum up nationwide political interest like the prospect of a coffee billionaire from Seattle running.