Starbucks current CEO, Kevin Johnson, will be retiring April 4th after 13 years with the company. It’s not sudden, as Johnson had apparently intended to leave after the end of the pandemic, which brought about many challenges. Not to mention the unionization drives that took place at Buffalo, New York, as well as unionization efforts in Arizona, and new efforts in the U.S. state of Minnesota, in which there were also alleged retaliatory action taken by Starbucks.
The man that will serve as interim CEO will be Howard Schultz. Schultz had previously led the company for 30 years, starting with a mere 11 stores to more than 28,000 worldwide. Exactly what will he do now, I wonder?Tags: Howard Schultz, Kevin Johnson, Starbucks, Starbucks CEO, Starbucks Unionization