Profile: Starbucks Corp (SBUX.O)
4 May 2015
Starbucks Corporation incorporated on November 4, 1985, is the premier roaster, marketer and retailer of specialty coffee in the world, operating in 65 countries. The Company purchases and roasts high-quality coffees, along with handcrafted coffee, tea and other beverages and fresh food items, through company-operated stores. The Company sells coffee and tea products and license its trademarks through other channels such as licensed stores, grocery and national foodservice accounts. The Company sells goods and services under the brands including Teavana, Tazo, Seattle’s Best Coffee, Evolution Fresh, La Boulange and Ethos. The Company has four operating segments: Americas, which is inclusive of the US, Canada, and Latin America; Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA); China/Asia Pacific (CAP) and Channel Development. The Company sells Starbucks and Seattle’s Best Coffee roasted whole bean and ground coffees, Tazo teas, Starbucks VIA Ready Brew, and other coffee and tea related products to institutional foodservice companies that service business and industry, education, healthcare, office coffee distributors, hotels, restaurants, airlines and other retailers.
The Company’s Americas, EMEA, and CAP segments include both company-operated and licensed stores. The Americas and EMEA segments include certain foodservice accounts, in Canada and the United Kingdom. The Company’s Americas segment includes its La Boulange retail stores. The Company’s channel development segment includes roasted whole bean and ground coffees, premium Tazo teas, Starbucks- and Tazo-branded single-serve products, ready-to-drink beverages, such as Frappuccino beverages, Starbucks Doubleshot espresso drinks, Starbucks Refreshers beverages, and other branded products sold worldwide through channels such as grocery stores, warehouse clubs, specialty retailers, convenience stores and United States foodservice accounts.
The Company’s stores offer a choice of coffee and tea beverages, as well as other premium coffee, tea and related products, including packaged roasted whole bean and ground coffees, single-serve and ready-to-drink coffee and tea products, juices and bottled water. The Company offers an assortment of fresh food. The Company’s coffee and tea products sold through its channel development segment. The Company has registered and maintains internet domain names including Starbucks.com, Starbucks.net, Tazo.com, Seattlesbest.com and Teavana.com.
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