Category Archives: Howard Schulz

Some facts about the business of coffee

According to a recent Mintel report the market for branded coffee shops will increase by 52% from 2006 to 2011.  The profile it follows will be something like this. 2006 – £675 million 2007 – £736 million 2008 – £801 million 2009 – £874 million 2010 – £948 million 2011 – £1.02 billion The big… Read More »

The five words that trap most owners in their business… (part two)

“You have to be there…” It’s nonsense for so many reasons. But obviously at it’s most simplistic Howard Schulz isn’t there in every Starbucks and they seem to do okay. Every major chain manages to cope without the “owner” being there so why can’t you? But immediately I hear murmurs along the lines of “well,… Read More »