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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:05 AM

Starbucks CEO stepping down after Immigration stunt backfires

Ya can't fix Stupid



According to a report in the Seattle Times, Howard Schultz, the current CEO of Starbucks, will step down from his role at the coffee chain next month. This comes following the collapsing brand image as a direct result of Schultz’s political virtue signaling to hire 10,000 refugees and avoid hiring Americans.

https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2017/03/19/after-creating-chaos-for-brand-starbucks-ceo-howard-schultz-steps-down-preparing-for-2020-white-house-bid/

Where would all the Womyns Studies Majors work?

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Reply Starbucks CEO stepping down after Immigration stunt backfires (Original post)
Gunslinger201 Mar 20 OP
Scary Red Mar 20 #1
Gunslinger201 Mar 20 #2
Scary Red Mar 20 #3
Gunslinger201 Mar 20 #5
Isidore Mar 20 #13
Konservative Mar 20 #9
GordieG Mar 20 #4
Gunslinger201 Mar 20 #6
Konservative Mar 20 #8
Gunslinger201 Mar 20 #10
Horsefeathers Mar 20 #7
HerasHeaddress Mar 20 #11
Immacolata Mar 20 #12
Immacolata Mar 20 #17
Tovera Mar 20 #14
Isidore Mar 20 #15
Tovera Mar 20 #16
i verglas Mar 20 #18

Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:16 AM

1. The original Seattle Times story had this to say...

He’s turning over to his successor a company on stable footing, with a digital strategy that has made Starbucks a leader among brick-and-mortar retailers.


So why does the conservative outhouse interpret that as the business collapsing? The outhouse linked to it, so one might assume they read it. huh...

But, then, another part you left out was their speculation that he's really running for President, not running away from failure.

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Response to Scary Red (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:25 AM

2. The Seattle Times is going to Turd Polish the Story

Sales were WAY Down

But thanks for commenting

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:35 AM

3. Hardly. Growth was down a little...

http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2017/01/26/starbucks-posts-disappointing-sales-growth/97106130/

Starbucks: Crowded stores turned off customers
Candice Choi, The Associated Press Published 5:33 p.m. ET Jan. 26, 2017 | Updated 7:40 p.m. ET Jan. 26, 2017

NEW YORK - Not everyone is willing to wait in a line for a Starbucks fix.

The coffee chain reported disappointing sales growth on Thursday and partly blamed the “congestion” in its stores for prompting some people to leave without buying anything. Starbucks said the popularity of its mobile order-and-pay option, which was supposed to make getting a drink easier, has caused bottlenecks at the areas where people pick up their drinks.

CEO Howard Schultz, who is leaving that role in April to become executive chairman, said the issue has “created anxiety” among some customers.

For the three months ended Jan. 1, the Seattle-based company’s U.S. sales rose 3 percent at established stores. But the increase was the result of higher spending per visit, with more people tacking on items like breakfast sandwiches and other food.

Customer visits, meanwhile, were flat when factoring out the impact of a change in the loyalty program, according to the company. Starbucks cut its sales forecast for the year, and its stock fell.

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Response to Scary Red (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:07 AM

5. 10,000 Muslims Cost Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz His Job

Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz, a friend to many liberal causes, reacted negatively to President Trump’s travel ban. Thumbing his nose at President Trump, CEO Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 Muslim refugees. Now with the stock market in an unprecedented boom, Starbucks’ stock has remained flat since the end of January. As a result, Schultz will step down as CEO on April 3.

https://www.worldnewspolitics.com/2017/03/20/10000-muslims-cost-starbucks-ceo-howard-schultz-his-job/

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #5)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 11:50 AM

13. It was announced he would be leaving the CEO slot early in December 2016.

His vow to hire 10,000 refugees occurred near the end of January 2017.

How is a decision caused by an event that happened nearly two months after the decision was announced?

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Response to Scary Red (Reply #3)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:06 AM

9. The brand's image has taken a pretty good hit.

I still drink the coffee though.

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Response to Scary Red (Reply #1)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:37 AM

4. Good comments. The blog was intentionally misleading -- FAKE NEWS

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Response to GordieG (Reply #4)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:08 AM

6. I dunno, I quit drinking Starbucks overpriced swill

And I Love a Good Latte

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Reply #6)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:04 AM

8. Finally.

I've finally seen that coffe/donut smilie used.

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Response to Konservative (Reply #8)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:16 AM

10. It seemed appropriate

although I feel more like that one

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 07:57 AM

7. When will these libs learn?

There are consequences for their outrageous behavior.....

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 08:49 AM

11. I only liked

their non coffee offerings, but stopped going after the Let-the-barista-tell-you-how-racist-you-are stunt.

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Response to HerasHeaddress (Reply #11)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 09:22 AM

12. "Let-the-barista-tell-you-how-racist-you-are"

What's that about?

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 12:52 PM

14. Sorry, but the article completely fails to make the case.

The article completely fails to make the case that that grandstanding "10,000 refugees" business was the cause of Schultz' resignation (as does the UK's Daily Mail article it seems to be largely derived from). The fact that he's remaining as the company's executive chairman argues against any notion that the board is purging the guy for that plan (or any other performance-oriented failure).

"post hoc, ergo propter hoc"

Starbucks has been doing just fine under this guy, really:

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Response to Tovera (Reply #14)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 01:36 PM

15. Plus his leaving the CEO position was announced in December 2016.

https://www.google.com/search?q=starbucks+CEO+December+2016

Two months before his 10,000 refugee statement.

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Response to Isidore (Reply #15)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 02:11 PM

16. Yep...that basically settles it.

Good find.

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Response to Gunslinger201 (Original post)

Mon Mar 20, 2017, 06:19 PM

18. and just to put the icing on this particular dirt cake:

hire 10,000 refugees and avoid hiring Americans

is utter bullshit (on top of the fact that the policy had zero to do with his change of role in the corporation).

As I reported here: http://www.discussionist.com/1014330190

What the announcement actually was, btw:
... we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business.

That would be 27/country/year, if the hirings were spread out evenly. Presumably there will be more hirings in countries where there are more Starbucks / more refugees / higher populations.


So many tales that prove the old adage about falsehood flying while the truth plays catch-up.

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