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Starbucks Analysis

Compiled By: Elmer Grimaldo Soto

Outline

About Starbucks

S.W.O.T Analysis

Overview Timeline Mission Statements Corporate Social Responsibility

Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats

Four Ps Analysis

Current Events

Product Price Place (Location) Promotion

Ichiro Card Ethos Water Giving Voices

About Starbucks

Overview Timeline Mission Statements

Corporate Social Responsibility

About Starbucks

Overview
Specialty Eatery in the Quick-Service Restaurant sector Established in 1971 in Seattle, Washington Named after the first mate in Moby Dick Known for its quality coffee and stylish atmosphere Over 9,000 locations in 35 countries New CEO: Jim Donald (2005)

Oranizational Chart

About Starbucks

Timeline

1971 First Starbucks coffee shop opens in Seattles Pike Place Market coffee bean roasting company 1985 Howard Schultz becomes CEO and founds Il Giornale Coffee Company espresso beverages using Starbucks coffee beans 1987 Changes name to Starbucks Corporation 1992 I under the trading symbol SBUX 1995 Starbucks Coffee International opens in Japan 1996 Begins selling bottled Frappuccino drinks 1999 Acquires Tazo Tea company and Hear Music company 2003 Acquires Seattles Best Coffee 2005 Introduces Starbucks Coffee Liqueur; Acquires Ethos Water

About Starbucks

Mission Statements

Company Mission Statement:

Establish Starbucks as the premier purveyor of the finest coffee in the world while maintaining our uncompromising principles while we grow.

Environmental Mission Statement:

Starbucks is committed to a role of environmental leadership in all facets of our business.

About Starbucks

Corporate Social Responsibility

Starbucks focuses its efforts on improving social and economic conditions for coffee farmers; minimizing our environmental impact; making a positive contribution in the communities where we do business; and providing a great work environment for our partners (employees). Make Your Mark matches cash contributions for volunteer work to designated nonprofits 2004 EnviroStars Recognized Leader Award for environmental leadership in the Seattle community

C.A.F.E Coffee and Farmer Equity environmentally, socially, and economically guidelines for buying coffee from farmers promotes mutually beneficial relationship

About Starbucks

Target Market

Starbucks says that they do not target a specific market

Products are consumed by people who want to take a break from the daily work routine and those who want a caffeine stimulant
Distinguished from traditional coffee shop because of the taste of the coffee and the hip or fashionable store environment

Four Ps Analysis

Product Price Place (Location) Promotion


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Four Ps Analysis

Products (in store)

Starbucks sells brewed coffees, espresso beverages, cold blended beverages, food items, teas, branded coffee drinks, a line of ice creams, and a line of compact discs through its retail stores

Also offers pastries, sodas, juices, games, seasonal novelty items, and coffee-related accessories and equipment

Four Ps Analysis

Products

Starbucks also engages in purchasing, roasting, and selling whole bean coffees worldwide to grocery stores and large hotels

Four Ps Analysis

Price

Prices range from $1.00-$4.20 for drinks Surprisingly, this is lower than its rivals, although not by much Starbucks regular coffee was 4% less expensive and its iced blended drinks were as much as 30% less expensive when compared with specialty competition When compared to quick-service restaurants, however, Starbucks was more expensive. Dunkin Donuts 16-ounce latte is an average of 17% cheaper

Four Ps Analysis

Prices on the Rise

Starbucks is planning to raise prices this year because of an increase in milk and green coffee bean prices This could also be due to the fact that specialty competition has been charging more

Four Ps Analysis

Locations

Operates in all 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. They also operates in 34 countries outside the United States such as Australia, Canada, China, Germany, Singapore, Thailand, and the United Kingdom to name a few.

Four Ps Analysis

More on Locations

Starbucks retail stores are typically located in high-traffic, highvisibility locations.

Because the Company can vary the size and format, its stores are located in or near a variety of settings, including downtown and suburban retail centers, office buildings and university campuses.
The Company can also locate retail stores in select rural and offhighway locations to serve a broader array of customers outside major metropolitan markets and further expand brand awareness.

Four Ps Analysis

More on Locations

While the Company selectively locates stores in shopping malls, it focuses on locations that provide convenient access for pedestrians and drivers. To provide a greater degree of access and convenience for nonpedestrian customers, the Company has increased focus on drive-thru retail stores. At the end of fiscal 2004, the Company had approximately 700 Company-operated drive-thru locations

Four Ps Analysis

Promotions

Starbucks has been able to use a standardized advertisement theme around the world in order to incorporate different cultures. Currently they are promoting their new Tazo green tea Frappuccino Blended crme. (Inspired by Japanese tradition)

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Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats

S.W.O.T Analysis

Strengths

Starbucks Corporation is a very profitable organization, earning $600 million and generating revenue of $5 billion in 2004. Ad Week Magazine recognized the Company as one of the Most Trusted Brands in 2003. The Starbucks logo is recognized by most, which also helps to retain customers that travel internationally, allowing them to get the same Starbucks coffee in the same Starbucks cup that they enjoy back home.

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Strengths (continued)

It is a global coffee brand built upon a reputation for fine products and services. It has about 8500 stores in over 30 countries. Starbucks was one of the Fortune Top 100 Companies to Work For in 2005. The company is a respected employer that values its workforce. They have strong ethical values and an ethical mission statement as follows, Starbucks is committed to a role of environmental leadership in all facets of our business.

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Weaknesses

Starbucks has a reputation for new product development and creativity. However, they are dependant on a main competitive advantage, the retail of coffee. Overcrowding the Market: If Starbucks has two stores close to each other, they potentially take business away from each other.

They have a strong presence in the United States with more than three quarters of their cafes located in the home market. Many have said that they need to look for a portfolio of countries, in order to spread business risk.

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Weaknesses (continued)
They have been facing certain difficulties in some of its international operations. In 2003 Starbucks ended its joint venture in Shalom in Israel and closed six stores in Tel Aviv. There was the infamous situation after September 11, when the Starbucks in Manhattan charged firefighters outrageous prices for water, $130 for three cases.

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Threats
Price (Cents / KG.)

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Fuel costs? Re-adjustments to licensing contracts?

Distribution Marketing Advertising Promotions

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Threats (continued)

Gov. Regulation

Minimum Wage?

New Entrants

Krispy Kreme?

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Opportunities
Joint Venture

Krispy Kreme?

Innovation

RTDs & Ice-Cream Breakfast Snack Bar?

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Opportunities (continued)
Current Locations 2003

Market Expansion

China & Europe


Suria KLCC- Mall at the base of the Petronas Twin Towers; KL, Malaysia

Menu Expansion? Full Service Breakfast & Lunch Eatery?

Current Events

Starbuck hear music Starbucks card Wireless Internet Brewing equipment Ichiro Card Ethos Water Giving Voices

Current Events

Ichiro Card

Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation

Current Events

Ethos Water

Five cents from the sale of each bottle of Ethos(TM) Water will support Starbucks goal of donating $10 million over the next five years to non-profit organizations that are helping to alleviate the world water crisis.

Current Events

Giving Voices

The grant program -- called "Giving Voice" -- will primarily fund educational initiatives for youth, aged between six and 18 years old, in the arts, literacy, and environmental education. The grants will range from $5,000 to $20,000 and will be awarded twice a year.

Sources

Brewing Equipment; http://www.starbucks.com/retail/brewing.asp Card; https://www.starbucks.com/card/default.asp


Datamonitor - Starbucks Corporation; http://www.investor.reuters.com/data/files/Company%20Profile%20Sample%20for%20 Reuters.pdf

Ethos Water; http://www.fortune.com/fortune/investing/articles/0,15114,1089995,00.html?prom oid=yahoo Giving Voice; http://biz.yahoo.com/bw/050802/25224.html?.v=1 Hear MusicNorah Jones; http://www.starbucks.com/hearmusic/product.asp?category%5Fname=Our+Com pilations&product%5Fid=795016 Ichiro Card; https://www.starbucks.com/card/exclusives.asp?category%5Fname=Exclusives& product%5Fid=Ichiro
Jim Donald brings new energy to Starbucks CEO post; 31 March 2005; http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/218261_starbucks31.html.

Sources (continued)

Marketing Teacher; http://www.marketingteacher.com/ SBUX: Profile for STARBUCKS CP - Yahoo! Finance Shareowner: Starbucks corporation Starbucks Apologizes for Water Flap; http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,35198,00.html Starbucks Company Fact Sheet; August 2005; http://www.starbucks.com/aboutus/Company%20Fact%20Sheet%20Apr05.pdf. Starbucks Company Profile; August 2005; http://www.starbucks.com/aboutus/CompanyProfileFeb05.pdf. Starbucks Company Timeline; August 2005; http://www.starbucks.com/aboutus/CompanyTimelineFeb05.pdf. Starbucks Corporation; http://www.starbucks.com/default.asp Starbucks Everywhere; http://www.starbuckseverywhere.net The Insider: Starbucks' prices won't be cheaper for much longer Wireless Internet; http://www.starbucks.com/retail/wireless.asp Yahoo! Finance; http://finance.yahoo.com