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Starbucks CEO Doesn’t Want Your Money If You’re Against Gay Marriage
Investorplace.com ^ | 3/26/13 | Nate Wooley

Posted on 03/26/2013 9:34:13 PM PDT by GilGil

At question was whether it was prudent for the company to risk the return for its investors by advocating for gay marriage. The questioner also expressed disappointment with the company’s most recent results and claimed they were partly driven by the boycott Starbucks faced about the gay marriage issue.

Schultz later said that if the shareholder remained unhappy with the 38% annual return on value the company provided, “You can sell your shares of Starbucks. It’s a free country.”

(Excerpt) Read more at investorplace.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: ceo; corporateamerica; corporateliberalism; gay; gaysopposediversity; homosexualagenda; marriage; ssm; starbucks; traditional
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Remember when the CEO of JCPenney went all in and supported gays and hired Ellen Degeneres? A few months later Penneys was flirting with bankruptcy. I suspect that the CEO of Starbucks may be having some big decisions to make and his company is not doing that well. This is the kiss of death to go all in for a segment of the population that is no more than 2% and ignore the 98%. Starbucks may announce some big downsizing in the near future as the shareholder in this annual meeting expressed disappointment at the company's performance.
1 posted on 03/26/2013 9:34:13 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

Great CEO. Alienate over 50% of the population. Do they teach that to people who get their MBAs?


2 posted on 03/26/2013 9:36:41 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: GilGil

why any business owner would jump into that water is beyond me. A businessman should probably focus on taking care of business, not advocating for highly divisive social issues.


3 posted on 03/26/2013 9:36:45 PM PDT by RC one (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: GilGil

Spread the word. Lets take down this clown. That’s the beauty of capitalism. We hold all the power.


4 posted on 03/26/2013 9:37:43 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GilGil

I don’t like their overpriced burned tasting swill intended to cover up their crappy beans anyways.
McDonalds and Dunkin’ have far better tasting coffee.


5 posted on 03/26/2013 9:38:11 PM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: RC one

As I said, I think Starbucks is singing its last hoora!
I have noticed that the Starbucks products have really gone down in quality. I suspect there may be some big internal problems. This is suicide.


6 posted on 03/26/2013 9:38:44 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

Don’t worry Mr. CEO; I would not step in your stores for even a bathroom break. Let the people you welcome there; give you plenty of business. Your coffee is yucky and your desserts are always greasy and 100% sugar of what I’ve had.


7 posted on 03/26/2013 9:39:54 PM PDT by Christie at the beach
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To: DesertRhino

McDonalds and Dunkin’ must be laughing all the way to the bank.


8 posted on 03/26/2013 9:40:20 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

I'm in. I can do without Starbucks. If they don't want my money, I've no reason to provide it.


9 posted on 03/26/2013 9:40:23 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: so_real

Me too. This is ridiculous. This guy is throwing away his company.


10 posted on 03/26/2013 9:41:42 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

Cool! I gave them up a long time ago. I am forwarding this to my sister to help her break her habit!


11 posted on 03/26/2013 9:42:30 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (bahits.com)
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To: GilGil

Who’s up for a good boycott? Let’s Chick-Fil-A them.


12 posted on 03/26/2013 9:42:55 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Viennacon

I was out shopping this past weekend and the store we were going to was right next to Starbucks. My husband who does not drink coffee but knows I love it asked me if I wanted to get a coffee at Starbucks and I said NO because the CEO had said if you don’t support his stance on gay marriage just sell your shares in the Company. We don’t own any shares but we can opt out of buying the product which is what I did and I saved myself $5.00 in the process.


13 posted on 03/26/2013 9:43:11 PM PDT by funfan
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To: GilGil
Their coffee is lousy - very rough - I think they roast green beans.

Now I have another reason to stay away from them!



Where are the survivors of the massacre at Benghazi? The silence of the Obama Regime on this question is deafening!

Fiat Justitia, Ruat Coelum!

Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

14 posted on 03/26/2013 9:45:24 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: funfan

Good for you!


15 posted on 03/26/2013 9:48:50 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: GilGil

It’s o.k., he can shove it! Some of the local non-franchised coffee shops are far better.


16 posted on 03/26/2013 9:53:50 PM PDT by hope (Whom the Son sets free is free indeed!)
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To: GilGil

Another good reason not to buy their overpriced boiled dog turds.


17 posted on 03/26/2013 10:03:51 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: GilGil; Saoirise
McDonalds and Dunkin’ must be laughing all the way to the bank.

Micky D's sugar-free vanilla ice coffee, or a regular Hazelnut iced. Good stuff on a hot summer day.

18 posted on 03/26/2013 10:05:31 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: GilGil

Who in the world can afford a $5 medium coffee in this economy in the first palce?


19 posted on 03/26/2013 10:05:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: GilGil

>> Starbucks CEO Doesn’t Want Your Money If You’re Against Gay Marriage

Erroneous title if it’s just about the shares.


20 posted on 03/26/2013 10:08:43 PM PDT by Gene Eric (The Palin Doctrine.)
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To: GilGil

Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf have far better tasting coffee as well. I’m not aware of any rabid Lefties running it.


21 posted on 03/26/2013 10:11:08 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: GilGil

liberal biggot


22 posted on 03/26/2013 10:12:14 PM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That is the point of all this. The world is no longer a $5.00 cup-of-coffee world. It is a get-the-best-deal world. The CEO’s profit model is based on the past and he can no longer sustain his company on his prices. He seems desperate and out of touch.


23 posted on 03/26/2013 10:12:55 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

Conditions accepted.


24 posted on 03/26/2013 10:13:54 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: GilGil

Don’t worry. Mr. Schultz, your coffee tastes like burnt bitter Obama!


25 posted on 03/26/2013 10:14:57 PM PDT by lone star annie
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To: null and void

Well said.


26 posted on 03/26/2013 10:15:09 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

OK.


27 posted on 03/26/2013 10:15:40 PM PDT by moovova
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To: keving

liberal biggot


And a bully.


28 posted on 03/26/2013 10:19:10 PM PDT by laplata
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To: lone star annie

Don’t worry. Mr. Schultz, your coffee tastes like burnt bitter Obama!


I have never had their coffee but have heard it tastes like Obama.


29 posted on 03/26/2013 10:20:38 PM PDT by laplata
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To: GilGil

It’s what the Bug said to Edgar in MIB...


30 posted on 03/26/2013 10:21:01 PM PDT by null and void (If the government is so worried about civil disturbance, why are they working so hard to disturb us?)
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To: GilGil

Wow. Given their buy brand populace, there might be a good uptick. Buy now, buy large.


31 posted on 03/26/2013 10:22:12 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: GilGil

Wow. Given their buy brand populace, there might be a good uptick. Buy now, buy large.


32 posted on 03/26/2013 10:24:51 PM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: 444Flyer
FTA: Schultz replied that, “Not every decision is an economic decision. The lens we use to make decisions is the lens of our people.

Yeah right, lets check back with Schultzy at end of Q2 2013 to see how the profits are from this "economic decision".

C'ya latte Sbux.

33 posted on 03/26/2013 10:34:36 PM PDT by Saoirise (Free Larry Hutchins - USMC)
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To: Saoirise

Precisely. This guy is making a major false calculation like the CEO of JCPenney.


34 posted on 03/26/2013 10:36:27 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil
Starbucks CEO Doesn't Want Your Money If You're Against Gay Marriage

Sooooo ...... free coffee ?

35 posted on 03/26/2013 10:36:45 PM PDT by dr_lew
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To: GilGil

never bought starbucks, see no reason to ever.


36 posted on 03/26/2013 10:38:38 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: GilGil

I guess they don’t need my $3 bucks a day for ice tea. As I read my own post I am thinking $3 bucks a day? How stupid is that? DONE!


37 posted on 03/26/2013 10:44:02 PM PDT by Manzanita Mary
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To: GilGil
Where I live, we have a nice, LOCAL alternative to Starbucks.

Cheaper, too.


38 posted on 03/26/2013 10:47:05 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: GilGil

Thanks for the posting
This story broke over the weekend on radio I think by Cunningham’s Sunday talkie sub who played an audio clip. Finally it made it to print/web and the FR website. It’s still not being covered by the talkies. One local am daily talkie, Sykes WTMJ, mentioned Starbucks but not what that CEO did.


39 posted on 03/26/2013 10:48:08 PM PDT by mosesdapoet ("It's a sin to tell a lie", in telling others that , got me my nickname .Ex Chi" mechanic"ret)
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To: GilGil; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows
I recommend this coffee (and other things) joint!
40 posted on 03/26/2013 10:49:03 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Revolting cat!

Funny!


41 posted on 03/26/2013 10:53:02 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

42 posted on 03/26/2013 10:54:39 PM PDT by RonDog
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To: RonDog

Even better. lol


43 posted on 03/26/2013 10:55:09 PM PDT by GilGil
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To: GilGil

Starbucks...celebrating sodomy, one cup at a time!


44 posted on 03/26/2013 11:08:19 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: GilGil

Thanks! We can’t think of anything much easier than to avoid throwing away our money on their amazingly-tasteless coffee.


45 posted on 03/26/2013 11:08:38 PM PDT by faithhopecharity (()
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To: GilGil

OK.

I have lots of options!

I shall stay away from Starbucks and their products!


46 posted on 03/26/2013 11:11:28 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I predict the exact same Freepers will hate the GOP Candidate for: 2016,2020,2024,2028, 2032.)
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To: GilGil
BTW, if I see one more red = symbol, I'm going to puke! What a bunch of juveniles!

These filthy degenerates already use the rainbow as a symbol for their perverted lifestyle, now they're onto mathematical symbols. Pathetic!

47 posted on 03/26/2013 11:20:30 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Saoirise
C'ya latte Sbux.

LOLS

48 posted on 03/26/2013 11:20:37 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: GilGil

The slow suicide by Starbucks begins.


49 posted on 03/26/2013 11:47:54 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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To: DesertRhino

Some people, probably former employees, have put Starbucks’ recipes online as free downloads.


50 posted on 03/26/2013 11:51:27 PM PDT by Jyotishi (Seeking the truth, a fact at a time.)
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