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BREAKING NEWS – Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks, Makes Groundbreaking Announcements on Organics

Just two weeks after the 2014 Starbucks shareholder meeting, where Schultz was asked about serving organic milk, Schultz held a press conference to reveal Starbucks’ strategic plan, “Our Organic Future” effective immediately. Starbucks will:

  • Offer an organic milk option starting tomorrow
  • Give a 50% discount on all drinks with milk for two months (to compensate customers for serving non-organic milk for years)
  • Transition to all organic milk by 2015
  • Donate $10M to help pass the Oregon GMO labeling campaign
  • Cancel membership in the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA)
  • No longer sell any GMO cotton t-shirts, and instead source only organic cotton
  • Serve only organic, non-GMO baked goods in all stores by 2015

Schultz explained that he has been deeply affected by the outpouring of feedback and encouragement he has received from customers to get Starbucks to the gold standard of organic. He had finally seen the light. With tears in his eyes, he concluded the press conference with the a

nnouncement that he would resign as CEO as of today to become a small-scale organic dairy farmer where he would milk all of his cows by hand. With that, Schultz dropped the mic, put on a cowboy hat, and left the room.


Happy April Fool’s Day!

(Help make the above actions a reality. Click here to take action and tell Starbucks to serve only organic milk from cows not fed GMOs.)

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  1. vicky
    April 1, 2014 at 2:59 pm #

    is an april fools joke i hope not

    • Nicole McCann
      April 2, 2014 at 12:11 pm #

      Thanks for commenting, Vicky. As mentioned at the bottom of the post, it was in fact an April Fool’s post. We hope you will take action to help make the above a reality. Thanks again!

  2. johnathan
    April 1, 2014 at 4:18 pm #

    Wow, if they can start serving an Organic option like tomorrow they must have access to organic milk very closely so why hasn’t it been an option before. Well better late than never I guess and just hope this has nothing to do with April Fools.

    • Nicole McCann
      April 2, 2014 at 12:09 pm #

      Thanks for commenting, Jonathan. Unfortunately, this was just an April Fool’s post. Help make the above actions a reality. Click here to take action and tell Starbucks to serve only organic milk from cows not fed GMOs.

  3. Julie Sheehan
    April 1, 2014 at 5:02 pm #

    You got me…

    • Karen Smith
      April 1, 2014 at 11:33 pm #

      Wow Starbucks has been my favorite coffee house…sorry but this “joker”
      has lost my business and this is no joke!
      Our family has committed to eating organic and GMO free only.

      Check Starbucks off our list of approved eateries.

      Karen Smith

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