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Starbucks Gets New c.e.o. in April

Starbucks executive Kevin Johnson will become c.e.o. of the coffee retail giant effective April 3, 2017, as current chairman and c.e.o. Howard Schultz shifts his focus within the company.


The executive director, who was an outspoken advocate for smallholder farmers, passed away Dec. 30. He was 53. more

Jan 5, 2017 12:25 PM News

Dario Soto Abril takes the reins at Fairtrade International. more

Dec 29, 2016 12:00 AM News

Derreck Kayongo, c.e.o. of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights will keynote the National Coffee Association’s 106th convention Mar. 23-25 in Austin, Tex. more

Dec 28, 2016 12:00 AM News

The African Fine Coffees Association (AFCA) will convene its 15th annual conference Feb. 15-17 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. more

Dec 27, 2016 12:00 AM News

Keurig Green Mountain launched in November a monthly coffee subscription program featuring K-Cup capsules from Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and Folgers in custom assortments or single brands. more

Dec 26, 2016 12:00 AM News

In November the 10,700-store US-based 7-Eleven convenience chain began selling Rainforest Alliance certified Nicaraguan coffees from the Matagalpa region. This is the first wide rollout of a sustainably-certified coffee by the Japanese-owned chain. more

Dec 24, 2016 12:00 AM News

Farmer Bros. board nominees survived a fierce proxy fight led by family members unhappy with management and the firm’s recent move from California to Texas. more

Dec 23, 2016 12:00 AM News

In December when Howard Schultz handed the c.e.o. baton to c.o.o. Kevin Johnson he made it clear that his work reshaping Starbucks retail had only just begun. more

Dec 22, 2016 12:00 AM News

In October China coffee producers in Yunnan signed a deal that will send 90% of their annual crop to Dubai for worldwide distribution. more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 AM News

Belinda Wong will concentrate on the long-term growth strategy and innovation in China including digital and e-commerce initiatives. She also will oversee the company’s first international Roastery opening in Shanghai in 2017. more

Oct 20, 2016 12:00 AM News



Hamburg Messe teamed with STiR coffee and tea and the German Roasters Guild in September to host a successful Coffee Tea and Cocoa/Global Industry Expo. An estimated 3,600 attendees and nearly 200 exhibitors attended. more

Oct 13, 2016 10:00 AM News

Starbucks brings western-style tea to 6,200 stores in 16 Asian and Pacific countries. The reasoning is that China will view drinks like prickly pear flavored iced tea and hibiscus tea with pomegranate pearls as familiar but non-tea category. more

Oct 13, 2016 12:00 AM News

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