In general the coffeehouse industry in the United States was experiencing an increase in coffee consumption per capita due to the “Starbucks effect”. At this time Starbucks was operating approximately 20,000 stores in the United States and was living a fast expansion strategy worldwide.
Starbucks is a strong competitor in the service sector and a leader in the gourmet coffee industry. With a continued growth rate in store openings and maintaining successful profitability of its operations, Starbucks has demonstrated its ability to sustain a reliable and steady growth. Starbucks’ ability to contend with the vulnerability to current financial threats such as economic recession, higher interest rates, and global competition, is constantly proven by its incomparable brand image, its continual product innovations, and its exceptional customer service. This
Starbucks today is widely recognized as the megabrand for coffee, and there clearly are no close competitors that have its international recognition and scope. Starbucks has grown to employ over “160,000 people and generates about 13.6 billion dollars annually” (Forbes). Much of Starbuck’s success is attributed to a man with a clear vision and drive: Howard Schultz. Howard Schultz’s passion for delivering quality coffee along with a positive café experience has given him the motivational determination to demonstrate exceptional leadership traits. This paper will give a brief overview of the history of Starbucks, and will then investigate the changes that were made after Schultz stepped in. Furthermore, problems that
External Analysis of Starbucks 4 1.0.0. Executive Summary The Starbucks Corporation is the largest coffee chain in the United States and internationally. To better understand the coffee industry, the purpose of the paper will provide a detailed external analysis on Starbucks’ global operations. Included in the study will be an explanation on Starbucks’ initial founding history followed by its background as well as the purpose of the study. In addition, the paper gives a detailed assessment of the external analysis which consists of six portions. The first portion is the general environment analysis of the coffee industry’s operations and the way it factors in the demographic segment, the economic segment, the political/legal segment, the socio-cultural segment, the technological segment, and the global segment. The second
It’s hard to drive the street these days and not see a Starbuck’s coffee house sitting on a corner with cars lined up in the drive-thru or consumers gathering in their café to socialize. This has been the scene since the first Starbucks was opened in 1971. Since then, Howard Schultz, chairman and CEO, has embarked on a vision to bring Italian coffeehouse traditions back to the United States. Starbucks mission statement is simple, “to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time” (Starbucks, 2017, para. 7). Starbucks has built a global empire with a reported 22,519 stores spanning over 66 countries. The company’s diversity and purchase power of
Starbucks was always certain about one thing: they wanted to offer each customer the ‘Starbucks experience,’ or to sell the finest quality of coffee in a comfortable atmosphere. The local environment was studied to implement effective strategies to drive success for the business. Their entry strategies included marketing and sales events with a series of public relations to build brand awareness. They served free coffee and presented new drinks for tasting. While a range of competitors entered the business, Starbucks rose to the occasion. After analyzing the business tactics of their competitors, the company made the necessary approaches to ensure success. They began opening stores on the high-end popular streets, and then branching out even further. Starbucks constantly offers new products in their stores across the USA, Turkey and the dozens of other countries they reside in. Adapting their atmosphere and business strategies to the needs of the customers keeps both their revenue high and patrons satisfied.
Starbucks Corporation purchases and roasts high-quality coffees, along with beverages and fresh food items, throughout all company-operated stores. The consolidated financial statements reflect the financial position and operating results of Starbucks Corporation. Ratio Analysis was used to analyze the performance of Starbucks using the financial ratios of liquidity, solvency, and profitability. Calculations and amounts were provided in the excel spreadsheet labeled “Financial Ratios”. All data provided were conducted from the balance sheet and income statement accounts over the fiscal years 2015 and 2014. Starbucks Corporations ' fiscal years’ end on the Sunday closest to September 30 (sec.gov).
There are many opportunities for Starbucks to succeed in their industry. These opportunities include expanding of product offerings, entering foreign markets, and brand awareness. In expanding of product offerings, we have seen Starbucks
Building a successful brand with multiple stores opening. Selling whole beans and premium priced coffee. They also new and understood their target market. Unlike many other coffee shops they sold the lifestyle around the coffee and made it an experience for their customers as apposed to it being just an addition to a donut in the morning. They made it a lifestyle choice and something to be desired as well as focusing very heavily on the customer service aspect of the industry. What was so compelling about Starbucks value proposition? What brand image did Starbucks develop during this period?
The main aim of the corporation remained the same: to be the leading company at selling exclusive coffee and increase market share in the North America, which was prosperously achieved. As a customer-oriented entity Starbucks place their clients in the centre of the business activity, having satisfaction of customers’ needs as a priority (Boşcor & Tălpău, 2011). Howard Schultz explains, “We are not in the coffee business serving people, we are in the people’s business serving coffee” (Schultz & Yang, 1999). Starbucks does not just sell coffee; it sells the “Starbucks experience”. The store designers with the HR and Operations departments have created a place where people would come back again and again. As of November 4, 2015 there are 23,132 Starbucks stores operating all over the world (Loxcel Geomatics, 2015) and they are not planning on stopping the rapid expansion. However, due to the cultural differences people have diverse needs, which cannot be met by using one universal international standard for every store in every country. Therefore, in order to gain necessary competitiveness in local markets Starbucks Corporation has to adapt its marketing mix so it could correspond to the existent demand. What strategies Starbucks Corporation applies entering new markets (like in Japan and Australia instances) will be discussed in the following
The purpose of this research is to understand different elements of business in Starbucks the publicly traded company. We have analyzed and compared how social, economic and global environments affect Starbucks from a business perspective. We studied and summarized how marketing, finance, international business, accounting, and management function in Starbucks. We demonstrated an understanding of the vocabulary of business, building an understanding of business skills to succeed in the world of business. Through our research, we explain and show: the company 's mission statement and history of growth, beneficial and poor ethical decisions, and how the company markets and distributes its products internationally. We also gathered information about Starbucks operations how they were effected during the 2008 recession. We researched Starbucks financial statements as one final element of their success and growth as a publicly traded company. Through our analysis of Starbucks, we were able to comprehend the complex science that makes a business successful and what it takes to grow international levels.
This case assignment discusses the history of Starbuck’s accomplishments as they entered the American coffee culture heritage. In 1983, The chairman and CEO Howard Schultz traveled to Italy and had a dream to carry the Italy coffeehouse ritual back to the United States. Schultz was focused on creating an environment meeting company that makes good coffee but also be a social experiment. Starbucks today opened more than 19,000 stores functioning in 62 countries. Starbucks has numerous rewards that globalization has offered and they have significantly benefited from it, while in the coffee industry. Starbucks has a wide-range in marketing strategies to benefit the customers. During the different obstacles that Starbucks has encountered, they must stay reliable in quality and uphold to adjust to different customer values.
The cause of this case study is to evaluate and recognize Starbucks growth in the past decades. Starbucks was established in 1971. The industry for coffee at the time was in decline for almost a decade. The consumption of coffee back then was mostly at home or “Away from home” either with a meal at dinner or restaurant. In larger cities like New York or San Francisco they have specialty coffee roasters for example Peet’s. The main goal of Schultz was aiming with that mentality to roast and vend great coffee (CRAIG, BUSSE, BROWN, “Aplia” Kellogg 1). By 1982 they had five retail outlets that served coffee beans and supplies for home but at the time they weren’t served prepared. As the growth of Starbucks is