ADIOS J@CKASS: Starbucks’ Trump Hating CEO To Step Down in April – Will You Now Buy Their Coffee?

Written by K. Walker on March 20, 2017

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks that pledged to hire 10K refugees is stepping down. Does this change your mind about the brand?

ClashDaily reported on the commitment by Starbucks to hire 10,000 refugees in response to President Trump’s first ‘travel ban’.

It was politically-motivated and a direct refutation of President Trump’s Executive Order.

ClashDaily also reported on Black Rifle Coffee Co. pledging to hire 10,000 Veterans.

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The announcement of Schultz leaving the CEO position was made in December 2016, more than a month before the knee-jerk reaction to President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily restricting travel from 7 high-risk nations.

The Daily Mail reports that Howard Schultz will step down from his position as CEO of Starbucks next month. He will continue as executive chairman of the company. Schultz will be replaced as CEO by Starbucks President and Chief Operating Officer Kevin Johnson, who will assume the position of CEO on April 3rd.

In the announcement of his decision to step down as CEO, Schultz stated that he “will shift his focus to innovation, design, and development of Starbucks Reserve Roasteries around the world, expansion of the Starbucks Reserve retail store format and the company’s social impact initiatives and focus on Starbucks next wave of retail innovation.”

Incoming CEO Kevin Johnson assured investors of his commitment to the company saying, “the women and men of Starbucks Leadership Team have become my trusted partners. They support this transition, and I appreciate the passion, creativity, and commitment that each person brings to this team. We work well together and have built a foundation of trust, transparency, and teamwork. I believe we will elevate our collective contribution as we pursue our mission and achieve the company’s ambitious goals.”
Read more: Breitbart

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Starbucks has seen a hit in revenue after the Refugee pledge as customers have found alternatives to the high-priced coffee.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, occasional Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll


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