Unions Do Not Look Right For Brew; Starbucks Seeks to Fend Off Unionization; Schultz is Back; People & Cafes are Focus; Not Stock Price; Howard Ain,t No Coward;

EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP  04 12 22 

SITUATION:

Starbucks faces rising costs, unionization, & China slowdown
Focus is on Using Buybacks to stabilize stocks;
May be sign of distress
Decisions are NOT made on Stock Price;
Trouble is brewing
Cutting the payout could be a public relations matter;
Schultz faces delicate balance of cost cuts & employee support

SOLUTIONS
Howard Schultz is back & to the rescue
Ordered elimination of 3 year buyback program
Seeks to invest more profit in its people
More price increases;
Hired Frank Britt as Chief Strategies

STATS:
Stock is down 25 % from year ago;
Or 3,7%;To $88

SOURCES:

WSJ  Why Starbucks Went Cold Turkey on Buybacks –
https://www.wsj.com/articles/why-starbucks-went-cold-turkey-on-buybacks-11649084575

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