SBUX : Analysis & Opinions

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  1. Starbucks Introduces Limited Edition Fruitcake Frappucinos

    December 15, 2016
    We think it tastes like bran.
  2. Starbucks Making Mobile Payment Easier in China

    December 13, 2016
    Starbucks has partnered with WeChat Pay, which should present strong potential for growth in China.
  3. Growth Plan Could Lift Starbucks to New High

    December 12, 2016
    A change at the helm and an ambitious 5-year growth plan could end Starbucks long correction and lift the stock to a bull ...
  4. Has Starbucks Learned its Lesson? (SBUX)

    December 7, 2016
    The coffee giant continues to expand locations in an uncertain economic environment. Haven't we seen this before?
  5. Try a $10 Cup of Joe at Starbucks’ Luxury Tasting Rooms (SBUX)

    December 7, 2016
    Starbucks is getting fancy.
  6. Can the Starbucks Reserve Roastery Attract Customers? (SBUX)

    December 5, 2016
    The new "upscale" addition to the Starbucks chain will be opening more locations around the world. Will it succeed?
  7. Starbucks: A Brand Still as Strong as its Coffee (SBUX)

    December 5, 2016
    A departing CEO and being vocal on political issues has not (and will not) affect the company in the long run.
  8. Is McCafe Ready to Compete with the Big Boys? (MCD, SBUX)

    December 5, 2016
    McDonald's wants to take on the giants of coffee with its McCafé brand. Will low prices beat out the "experience" of the ...
  9. Starbucks: Profiting One Cup at a Time (SBUX)

    December 2, 2016
    Starbucks chief Howard Schultz is stepping down after 30 years as CEO; we take a closer look at this well-caffeinated American ...
  10. The Top 4 Starbucks Shareholders

    December 2, 2016
    Howard Schultz may be stepping down as CEO, but he remains one of the coffee juggernaut's largest shareholders--for now. ...
  11. Starbucks CEO Schultz to Step Down, COO Johnson Named New Chief ...

    December 1, 2016
    Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz steps down as chief executive, COO Kevin Johnson named new CEO.
  12. Shake Shack Is Going to Wrigleyville (SHAK, SBUX)

    November 30, 2016
    Another wise move to a high traffic area by the growing burger (and milkshake) joint.
  13. Prices at Starbucks Are Moving Higher, Again (SBUX)

    November 21, 2016
    The last time Starbucks raised prices was in July.
  14. Starbucks Barista's and Trump: What to call out? (SBUX)

    November 21, 2016
    A political-based consumer battle is brewing. No pun intended.
  15. What is Lululemon's Former Boss Investing In? (LULU, BA)

    November 21, 2016
    Christine Day was CEO of Lululemon from 2008-2013 and now serves as a CEO of a health food company.
  16. Worried About Starbucks? Try This Approach (SBUX)

    November 15, 2016
    A pure play isn’t the only option for investors concerned with increased prices and decreased demand?
  17. Pepsico CEO Has Words for The President-Elect (PEP, SBUX)

    November 11, 2016
    PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi takes a hardline on Trump and defends her company in other ways.
  18. Starbucks Cups: Designed By You (SBUX)

    November 10, 2016
    Starbucks might be on to something bigger than holiday cups with customer collaboration and inspiration.
  19. Can CEO Opinions Affect Their Brand and Profit? (WYNN, SBUX)

    November 8, 2016
    They both fight for what they believe in, but backlash towards them and their businesses is possible.
  20. L.A. Neighbourhood Getting Trendy Restaurants (SBUX, CMG)

    November 8, 2016
    In real estate location is everything. But here's why Echo Park makes sense for Starbucks and Chipotle.
  21. Earnings: The Election Ate My Lunch

    November 7, 2016
    More than 80 large U.S. companies have blamed the U.S. elections for poor quarterly performance. Are they right - or just ...
  22. Starbucks CEO Encourages Unity During Election (SBUX)

    November 7, 2016
    Schultz has instructed his employees to behave a certain way at this divisive time.
  23. Global Expansion the Key Starbucks' Future Success (SBUX)

    November 4, 2016
    The fourth quarter and fiscal year were impressive despite headwinds.
  24. Politics and Coffee Can Be Hard to Swallow (SBUX)

    November 2, 2016
    Starbucks made an innovative move with a new cup, but it hasn't been well received by everyone.
  25. Starbucks May Need Washout to End Downtrend (SBUX)

    November 1, 2016
    Starbucks has lost ground in a persistent but shallow correction in the last year and fear levels may need to escalate before ...
  26. Social Media's Impact on Restaurant Popularity (SHAK, SBUX)

    October 27, 2016
    Back in May 2015, Bespoke Market Intelligence conducted a QSR survey based on Instagram hashtags.
  27. Starbucks Is Back to Serving Coffee in Utah (SBUX)

    October 26, 2016
    The “master license” Starbucks originally obtained had some unique requirements.
  28. Millennial are Leading the Fast (but good) Food Charge (SBUX)

    October 25, 2016
    Who wins? Who loses?
  29. Will Starbucks Customers Go for the Home Brew? (SBUX)

    October 25, 2016
    Recent reviews by well-known and respected sources might answer that question.
  30. Clinton Mulled Apple, Starbucks, Coke CEOs as VPs (AAPL, SBUX)

    October 18, 2016
    The latest dump of John Podesta's emails shows that Fortune 500 CEOs were one of the "food groups" the Clinton campaign considered ...
  31. Starbucks: The Newest Innovation (SBUX)

    October 18, 2016
    Starbucks wants to target coffee and beer drinkers, as well as coffee/beer drinkers. Explanation here.
  32. Starbucks Introduces Espresso-Infused Beer (SBUX)

    October 17, 2016
    Your favorite barista may soon become your favorite bartender too.
  33. Teen Spending Trends Have Come Full Circle (SBUX)

    October 14, 2016
    This survey’s results indicate a new (and old) trend in the teen cyclical spending pattern.
  34. Good News for Coffee Drinkers and Sellers (SBUX)

    October 11, 2016
    And coffee companies.
  35. Starbucks Faces Unexpected Threat (SBUX)

    October 11, 2016
    This unique chain is undercutting Starbucks prices.
  36. Starbucks is Greener Than You Think (SBUX)

    October 5, 2016
    Starbucks is already a leader in a future trend.
  37. Starbucks Teavana is Now Global (SBUX)

    October 4, 2016
    One region presents significant long-term potential for the company's tea offering.
  38. 6 of the Worst Products Starbucks Ever Had (SBUX)

    September 29, 2016
    Starbucks has a quirky history that includes product ideas that consumers tried but didn’t accept, which sent the company ...
  39. How Bad Is China from the Perspectives of U.S. Companies?

    September 29, 2016
    Many U.S. companies espoused a positive view of China's economic outlook, even though the nation's growth sputtered after ...
  40. Starbucks CEO Reveals 5 Keys to Success (SBUX)

    September 28, 2016
    Howard Schultz had a few interesting things to say during an interview with Alec Baldwin. You won't want to miss this.
  41. Starbucks & Whole Foods Want a New Chicago (SBUX)

    September 28, 2016
    Chicago’s crime rate is off the charts, especially in Englewood. Starbucks and Whole Foods want to change that.
  42. Starbucks Gets Fresher (SBUX)

    September 23, 2016
    This Starbucks subsidiary is expanding its product line with more food offerings.
  43. Top 10 Companies That Will Pay for School (SBUX, T)

    September 15, 2016
    Scrutinizing employee benefits can help people in the job market chose employers strategically to find companies that will ...
  44. Starbucks Continues to Expand Its Presence (SBUX)

    September 14, 2016
    Starbucks will open a café in a Tampa Bay Publix.
  45. Macy's Turning to Food and Drink to Boost Sales

    September 13, 2016
    Macy's (NYSE: M) is apparently desperate enough to reverse falling sales that it will begin selling alcohol to customers ...
  46. Starbucks Quenches Asia's Thirst for Tea (SBUX)

    September 12, 2016
    Starbucks will introduce its tea brand Teavana across China and Asia Pacific to expand its tea business to $3 billion in ...
  47. Starbucks Wants to Tell Stories (SBUX)

    September 12, 2016
    The coffee shop chain looks to uplifting tales in order to strengthen its relationship with customers.
  48. Starbucks CEO Endorses Hillary Clinton (SBUX)

    September 7, 2016
    Howard Schultz has thrown his support behind Hillary Clinton for president, the latest in a series of Democratic endorsements ...
  49. Conscious Capitalism

    September 1, 2016
    A way of thinking about capitalism and business that better reflects the current state of the world and the potential of ...
  50. Is Starbucks Getting Greedy? (SBUX)

    August 23, 2016
    Has Starbucks made a rare strategic error by raising prices and altering its rewards program?
  51. Top 5 Coffee Stocks of 2016 (SBUX, DNKN)

    August 16, 2016
    These five coffee stocks may be poised to rise due to the increasing global consumption of coffee beverages.
  52. America's Top CEOs and Their College Degrees

    August 15, 2016
    You might expect all of America's top CEOs to have a business degree from an Ivy League school, but they hail from a variety ...
  53. Top 8 Companies Raising the Minimum Wage (MCD, SBUX)

    August 14, 2016
    Learn how a slew of top companies raised their minimum wage, including Starbucks and Wells Fargo, and how this affected their ...
  54. Corporate Insider Transactions That Took Place Last Week (PEP, ...

    August 3, 2016
    Corporate insiders at PepsiCo, Microsoft and Starbucks sold shares last week.
  55. Starbucks Stock Trades Ex-Dividend Tuesday (SBUX)

    August 1, 2016
    Starbucks will send its dividend payment on August 19 to shareholders of record as of August 4.
  56. How Good Are Benefits at Starbucks? (SBUX)

    July 29, 2016
    Starbucks baristas have been taking to social media this summer to complain about long hours due to cuts in staff
  57. Starbucks Q3 Earnings On Tap, What to Expect? (SBUX)

    July 20, 2016
    On Thursday, analysts will want hints as to the company's growth expectations from its recent maneuvers.
  58. What Starbucks' Price Hikes Mean (SBUX)

    July 12, 2016
    Starbucks is raising its prices—again! Here's why and how it will affect customers.
  59. Jamie Dimon to Raise Pay of 18,000 Employees (JPM, SBUX)

    July 12, 2016
    Jamie Dimon said he will raise the wages of 18,000 lower tier workers over the next three years
  60. The Biggest Risks of Investing in Starbucks Stock (SBUX)

    July 12, 2016
    Read about the primary risks facing stockholders or aspiring stockholders of Starbucks Corporation, including international ...
  61. Dunkin' Donuts Adds Cold Brew to the Menu

    July 2, 2016
    Dunkin' Donuts (NASDAQ: DNKN) rarely blazes any trails, but it's very good at following trends. The company has decided ...
  62. You Can Sue Starbucks for Underfilling Lattes (SBUX)

    June 23, 2016
    A federal judge has allowed customers to sue Starbucks for allegedly underfilling latte drinks against the advertised capacity.
  63. China's Middle Class: An Inside Look

    June 23, 2016
    Discover the catalysts for China's improving middle class population, from global demands of its consumer goods to unoccupied ...
  64. Coffee Rally Spells Trouble for Starbucks (SBUX, JO)

    June 21, 2016
    Starbucks could head lower in the third quarter, in reaction to a coffee breakout and new uptrend.
  65. Do Store Openings Equal Stock Appreciation? (SBUX)

    June 17, 2016
    Does retailers and restaurant chains aggressively opening new locations lead to stock appreciation?
  66. Starbucks Has More Customer Deposits than Many Banks (SBUX)

    June 13, 2016
    Recent financial analysis conducted by Standard & Poors shows that Starbuck's holds more customer deposits than several American ...
  67. Starbucks Not Attracting Strong-Handed Buyers (SBUX)

    June 7, 2016
    Starbucks has failed to attract healthy buying interest since the recovery wave started in February
  68. Are Mall Retailer Stocks Winning or Losing?

    May 16, 2016
    Mall stocks are hurting. But not all malls are dying. Here's what the mall of the future will look like and which retail ...
  69. Starbucks Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Suppliers (SBUX)

    May 13, 2016
    Find out how Starbucks became a giant in the coffee industry and how partnering with international key suppliers helps the ...
  70. Starbucks Stock: Analyzing 5 Key Customers

    May 8, 2016
    Discover how five of Starbucks' key customers help keep the coffee giant competitive worldwide by offering a variety of food ...
  71. Where Does Sheryl Sandberg Keep Her Money? (FB, GOOG)

    May 7, 2016
    Find out how billionaire Sheryl Sandberg’s major investments, from stock to real estate, continue to help her wealth grow ...
  72. Starbucks Stock: Capital Structure Analysis

    May 6, 2016
    Discover the capital structure analysis for Starbucks Corporation, and learn how it generated a 47% increase in enterprise ...
  73. Starbucks Stock to Trade Ex-Dividend (SBUX)

    May 2, 2016
    Starbucks will send its dividend payment on May 20 to shareholders of record as of May 5.
  74. Is Costco Ready for a Membership Fee Increase?

    April 25, 2016
    To offset the impact of slowing sales, Costco (NASDAQ: COST) is going to be raising its annual membership fees next year ...
  75. Starbucks Testing New Store Concepts in Chicago

    April 25, 2016
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) closed 2015 with over 12,500 stores in the United States. Compare that to rival Panera Bread, which ...
  76. Starbucks Stock: An Earnings Case Study (SBUX)

    April 22, 2016
    Learn how Starbucks has generated sales and earnings growth each year. Consider how the company measures average ticket sales ...
  77. Chinese Investment Group Wants to Buy Yum! China

    April 22, 2016
    Doing business in China has been a bit of a holy grail for American companies. It's a very lucrative market with a growing ...
  78. Starbucks' Revenue Comes Up Cold (SBUX)

    April 21, 2016
    Starbucks shows solid transaction growth but misses revenue target.
  79. Starbucks Earnings Coming Up, What to Expect? (SBUX)

    April 21, 2016
    The fact that Starbucks' projected full-year 2016 earnings growth rate is about four times the rise in S&P 500 index justifies ...
  80. Starbucks Flashing Mixed Messages Ahead of Earnings (SBUX)

    April 15, 2016
    Starbucks has held up well since topping out in October 2015, but the price pattern shows structural instability.
  81. McDonald's Plans to Sell Its South Korean Unit

    April 13, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) could sell part of its South Korean unit soon, according to a recent report in the Korea Herald. ...
  82. Dunkin' and Starbucks Loyalty Programs Collide

    April 12, 2016
    Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) wants to steal some attention from Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX).  On the day its rival rolled ...
  83. McDonald's Tests Coffee Shots in Dunkin's Backyard

    April 8, 2016
    McDonald's (NYSE: MCD) recently started adding flavored coffee shots to its McCafe menus in New York, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, ...
  84. Wal-Mart Joins Conga Line Pledging Cage-Free Eggs

    April 8, 2016
    At this rate, within 10 years, there should only be cage-free eggs on supermarket store shelves and served in restaurants. ...
  85. Starbucks Bringing Its Roastery Concept to NYC

    April 7, 2016
    With its Reserve Roastery and Tasting Room in Seattle, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has created a location that works on multiple ...
  86. Starbucks Vs. Dunkin' Donuts: Comparing Business Models (SBUX, ...

    March 31, 2016
    Learn about the business models of Starbucks and Dunkin' Donuts. Discover how franchising and growth strategies impact these ...
  87. Starbucks Sets Launch Date for New Loyalty Program

    March 25, 2016
    Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) has one of the best, if not the actual best, loyalty programs in existence, and it's always a risk ...
  88. McDonald's Hopes Rewards Will Lure in Customers

    March 25, 2016
    If a loyalty rewards program worked for Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN), why not McDonald's (NYSE: ...
  89. Starbucks to Launch Branded Visa Card

    March 24, 2016
    Having created turmoil by changing the terms of its popular membership loyalty rewards program, Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) ...
  90. Starbucks Expands Rewards Program Beyond Stores (SBUX, V)

    March 24, 2016
    Investors are likely hoping its new rewards program can be rewarding in the long term.
  91. Federal Lawsuit Claims Starbucks Underfills Lattes

    March 21, 2016
    Customers ordering tall, venti, or even a grande at Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) may not be getting the drink they paid for, ...
  92. Starbucks Stock Climbs Despite Valuation Concerns (SBUX)

    March 21, 2016
    In my view, management's aggressive growth plans is one reason Starbucks, which added 528 new stores last quarter, deserves ...
  93. Dunkin' and Starbucks Go Seasonal for Spring

    March 17, 2016
    During the fall, both Dunkin' Brands (NASDAQ: DNKN) and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) pursue similar strategies when it comes ...
  94. Yum! Brands Is Bringing Taco Bell to China

    March 17, 2016
    How do you translate "bean and cheese burrito" into Mandarin Chinese? That's actually a pressing question for restaurant ...
  95. Facebook to Abandon U.K. Tax-Reduction Scheme (FB, FCAU)

    March 4, 2016
    Facebook Inc. (FB) will no longer book sales to its largest UK advertising clients in Ireland, the BBC reported Friday. The ...
  96. Starbucks Opens Its First Shop in Italy (SBUX)

    February 29, 2016
    Roughly 33 years after Howard Schultz was inspired on a trip to Milan to start his coffee-chain giant, Starbucks will open ...
  97. Starbucks Stock Could Jump 21%, Says Analyst (SBUX)

    February 22, 2016
    The fact that Starbucks' digital initiatives can fuel more profits in the quarters ahead makes the stock -- down 4% year-to-date ...
  98. The Starbucks Value Chain Model (SBUX)

    February 19, 2016
    A value chain is a series of activities that add value to a product during every step of production.
  99. Starbucks Growing "Streamlined" Express Concept

    February 18, 2016
    Sometimes, one of Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) strongest selling points -- its incredibly diverse and endlessly customizable ...
  100. The Top 4 Large Cap Restaurant Stocks for 2016 (SBUX, MCD)

    February 8, 2016
    Learn about the top four large-cap restaurant stocks for 2016 and economic factors that could impact the industry over the ...
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