Starbucks Looks To Fill CEO Howard Schultz's Shoes With An Outsider: WSJ


Coffee chain retailer Starbucks Corporation (NYSE: SBUX) is looking past internal candidates to replace founder Howard Schultz, who is holding the chief executive officer role on an interim basis.

What Happened: Seattle, Washington-based Starbucks is considering just external candidates for the CEO role, as the coffee retailer looks to infuse fresh talent, fresh skills and fresh thinking that could help a turnaround, Schultz reportedly said in an interview, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Schultz reportedly said he doesn't plan to hold onto the top job permanently and plans to leave the company's executive team …

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