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Mar 24 2017
“I could not be more optimistic, more excited, and more bullish about the opportunities that we have at a time in America where there is great uncertainty politically, where there's a seismic change in consumer behavior.” said Howard Schultz speaking about Starbucks. It’s one of the 212 quotes about Starbucks you can find on this page. 95 people have said something about this topic. Among them: Jim Cramer, Mark Kalinowski and Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Browse the quotes by date and by name to find those that are relevant to you.
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Laura Ditka

They probably could have looked into the crowd and seen horseplay.

Manny Chirico - Pvh

From an industry point of view, from a retail point of view, it is a terrible idea. It is basically a $500 billion hitting tax on the consumer. I couldn't be more passionate about how I think this is bad for the consumer [and] the American tax base. I think this is just ill-founded.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

We must do more for our people that we serve, the communities, and we have a bigger responsibility. We can't wait for Washington.

Jim Cramer

As more and more retailers shut down underperforming locations, something that's become a common refrain when these companies report, the retail oriented REITs are going to see their occupancy rates plummet, and they'll have to lower the rent to entice in new tenants. Of course, e-commerce has been crushing mall and shopping-center-based stores for ages. The thing is, that weakness is finally starting to hit their landlords, the retail REITs, which had been unscathed for years, and hitting them in a meaningful way.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I could not be more optimistic, more excited, and more bullish about the opportunities that we have at a time in America where there is great uncertainty politically, where there's a seismic change in consumer behavior.

Jim Cramer

I think if you want to make money, you do the opposite of what this market says to do. I suggest you buy the stocks of companies that are doing well, like a Starbucks, betting that Trump's daily vicissitudes are not that important to creating long-term wealth. All I am saying is that with a euro that's seemingly found its footing, economies that are growing stronger, and an underrated level of political stability, Europe might be a better place to invest than the U.S, at least for now.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

We must do more for our people that we serve, the communities, and we have a bigger responsibility. We can't wait for Washington. All these things, I think, are part and parcel with building the kind of company that has a conscience. Our success as a company, the $80 billion of market value, all of that is steeped in the humanity of Starbucks, of balancing profit with a social impact agenda.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I could not be more optimistic, more excited, and more bullish about the opportunities that we have at a time in America where there is great uncertainty politically, where there's a seismic change in consumer behavior. On balance the stock is undervalued, and we will demonstrate both in the short and the long term that we are building a great, endearing company.

Jim Cramer

The positives are so pronounced that the stocks connected with them managed to bounce back nicely today, even with the terrorist incident outside of Parliament in London. I think if you want to make money, you do the opposite of what this market says to do. I suggest you buy the stocks of companies that are doing well, like a Starbucks, betting that Trump's daily vicissitudes are not that important to creating long-term wealth. When interest rates go lower, that means Trump's not going to get his way and his political clout is nil and the economy's grinding to a halt.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

If there's one message that I hope you came away with today it's that none of the things that we have tried to do as a company, which is based on humanity and compassion, is based on politics. It's based on principles and our core beliefs.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I have so much faith in Kevin's ability and leadership skills that he's the right person at the right time.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

That has been in my pocket for 35 years. As I have more time on my hands then I have had as CEO, that I can work toward elevating the national conversation on a more compassionate society, on a more compassionate government, and work alongside like-minded CEOs and government officials.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

If there's one message that I think, I hope, you came away with today it's that none of the things we've tried to do as a company, which is based on humanity and compassion, is based on politics. But it's based on principles and our core beliefs. I can unequivocally tell you…that there's zero, absolutely no evidence whatsoever, that there's any dilution in the Starbucks brand, reputation, or core business as a result of being compassionate.

Jason Moyer-Lee - Independent Workers Union of Great Britain

The category of self-employed person who carries out their work as part of someone else’s business exists. It’s called a worker. And they have rights. So Matthew Taylor, Theresa May’s appointee to lead an inquiry into the so-called “gig economy”, has called for employment rights for the self-employed. You might expect that we at Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB), many of whose members work in the so-called gig economy to be delighted. And yes, employment rights should certainly be improved, but a category of self-employed person who carries their work out as part of someone else’s business and as such has employment rights already exists. It’s called a worker (or limb (b) worker, to use the legal term).

Darren Tristano - Technomic

You have this whole group of consumers who believe gluten isn't good for you. And if you're not speaking their language, you risk losing [them]. To be honest, they're kind of late to the party. I don't see that this will have a dramatic impact on [Starbucks] sales but will help more with retention of customers. This is designed to build trust with customers, so they respect your brand.

Carter Page

I have frequently dined in Trump Grill, had lunch in Trump Café, had coffee meetings in the Starbucks at Trump Tower, attended events and spent many hours in campaign headquarters on the fifth floor last year.

Julia Vander Ploeg - McDonald's

We look forward to learning from our customers in these markets as they order ahead, pay within the app and choose one of the various ways to pick up and enjoy their favorite McDonald's foods.

Steve Easterbrook

We've been very mindful that if we're going to be creating demand, can we meet that demand?

Jason West

Our work shows a sudden drop in brand sentiment following announcement of the refugee hiring initiative on Jan. 29th, to flattish from a run-rate of ~+80 (on an index of -100 to +100). Net sentiment has since recovered, but has seen significant volatility in recent weeks.

Colin Blakemore

The implications of these discoveries are extremely wide-ranging, in fields as diverse as economics, social science, drug addiction and psychiatry.

Wolfram Schultz

Colourful wrapping of high energy foods of course makes you buy more of that stuff and once you have it in your fridge, it's in front of you every time you open the fridge and ultimately you're going to eat it and eat too much.

Wolfram Schultz

We should not advertise, propagate or encourage the unnecessary ingestion of calories. There should be some way of regulating the desire to get more calories. We don't need these calories.

Peter Dayan

Things like AlphaGo [an advanced computer program that plays the board game Go] are using a lot of these ideas. It's very hard to put limits on these things. We're getting smarter and smarter about generating learning algorithms.

Adam White

You can't walk into a Starbucks today and carve off a little bit of gold to buy your cup of coffee, but you can pay for it with Bitcoin. Bitcoin has inherit benefits over gold that gold can't compete with. Bitcoin is not going away. This new asset class, which Bitcoin represents the first of, is sticking around. The units of measurement are very arbitrary. For us, we're focused less on the price, and more on how the fundamentals of the Bitcoin network are doing.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I didn't think we were ready to come to Italy. I think Italy is such a special place. I am so respectful of the Italian coffee heritage and the Italian culture, and I think we had to earn that respect, opportunity, and I think over the years we got to the point that we are now ready to come. For Starbucks to be authentic. For us to be ourselves.

Christine Kung

We are happy the way we are. We don't need to be invaded by American scenery. We already have McDonald's and that's enough.

Antimo Santoro - Starbucks

It is something completely different. Their strongest point is to take away, to buy and take away. Our strong point is service, we serve a coffee of very high quality, with a very refined blend, a great service.

Giulia Rizzi

When I go abroad it's a place I go to very often because I like it both for the place and for what they do, which can't often be found in Italy. Of course in Italy coffee is sacred so perhaps not everyone will like it.

Darren Tristano - Technomic

I think the bigger issue for Starbucks is they need more baristas and more equipment.

Warren Solochek

The restaurant industry in general, and even quick service restaurants, have really been impacted by a slowdown in visits. So, the fact that Starbucks could drive that number of additional visitors to their units is great. It's a nice problem to have. More quick service restaurants would like to have that problem. That kind of demand does not exist all day, just at certain times.

Andre Neyrey

In a restaurant or even a cafe setting generally you are limited to the orders created from the number of seats or line that forms in the store. When faced with an unlimited number of orders at the same time just handling them could create issues or bottlenecking. This also affects customers in line as well because it could slow the staff down serving them.

Andrew Feinberg - Deloitte

Mobile order and pay is being adapted full-scale across the restaurant and food service industry.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question. These uncertain times call for different measures and communication tools than we have used in the past. There are more than 65 million citizens of the world recognized as refugees by the United Nations, and we are developing plans to hire 10,000 of them over five years in the 75 countries around the world where Starbucks does business.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise. We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question. Building bridges, not walls, with Mexico. We stand ready to help and support our Mexican customers, partners and their families as they navigate what impact proposed trade sanctions, immigration restrictions and taxes might have on their business and their trust of Americans.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

If the recent Executive Order related to health care remains in place and the Affordable Care Act is repealed causing you to lose your healthcare coverage, you will always have the ability to return and can do so within 30 days of losing that coverage rather than having to wait for an open enrollment period.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I write to you today with deep concern, a heavy heart and a resolute promise. We are living in an unprecedented time, one in which we are witness to the conscience of our country, and the promise of the American Dream, being called into question. We stand ready to help and support our Mexican customers, partners and their families as they navigate what impact proposed trade sanctions, immigration restrictions and taxes might have on their business and their trust of Americans. But we will continue to invest in this critically important market all the same.

Alejandro Moreno

It's time for Mexicans to show what we're made of. Actions like this should multiply across the country.

Carlos Slim

They are American businesses that have come to invest in Mexico, to give employment in Mexico, to produce in Mexico. What needs to be done really is consuming what the country produces.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

We are now laser-focused on fixing this problem, but the nature of it -- too much demand - is an operational challenge we have solved before and I can assure you we will solve again.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

If you go back to the long-term, the five-year plan that we have committed to – mid-single-digit comps, 10 percent revenue growth and 15 to 20 percent EPS growth over the next five years – I wouldn't get too concerned about this quarter. We said all along, there would be ups and downs, but here we are, a company that's been public for 25 years and we've proven over and over again the sustainability, the relevancy and the growth and development of Starbucks.

Mark Kalinowski

The good news is the comparisons Starbucks will lap get less challenging over the next three to six months.

Peter Saleh - Telsey Advisory Group

We continue to see Starbucks as one of the most compelling and forward thinking concepts with ample opportunity for growth despite its size. While disappointed by the same-store sales results, particularly in the U.S. where adoption of Mobile Order and Pay is creating operational challenges, we believe Starbucks can reaccelerate comp growth in the coming quarters.

Sara Senatore

There is some incremental labour, but it's mostly just using it more effectively.

Mark Kalinowski

Over the next six to 12 months, particularly as Starbucks begins to lap less difficult year-over-year same-store sales comparisons, we believe that investors' nervousness about these two factors will lessen.

Matthew DiFrisco - Guggenheim Partners

Mobile order and pay along with food and beverage innovation give us increased confidence in the sustainability of mid-single digit same-store sales.

Will Slaubaugh - Stephens

We view this as a reminder that, despite (Starbucks') relative consistency and outperformance vs. peers, it isn't completely immune to a meaningful deterioration in retail traffic.

Richard Edelman - Edelman

They wanted CEOs to help fill the hole, they want more people like (Unilever CEO) Paul Polman or (outgoing Starbucks CEO) Howard Schultz. They want people who are recognizing that business has a social responsibility. I'm not talking about CSR (corporate social responsibility), I'm talking about dealing with automation or trade, what's going to happen to me (as an employee).

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

We can't travel with more than a certain amount of liquid because there was an individual on a flight who tried to use a small amount of liquid to detonate an explosive device. We need to review not only the question of whether people should be able to travel with their firearms, but we need to take a hard look at the security around baggage claim areas.

Mark Kalinowski

Looking toward the future, we believe that Starbucks can grow its nascent Starbucks Reserve business from a tiny revenue generator today into a $3 billion revenue business over time (1,000 Starbucks Reserve stores achieving $3 million in average unit volumes, or roughly twice what the average U.S. Starbucks store attained in fiscal 2016).

Mark Kalinowski

Starbucks' heritage of innovation is largely unmatched in the restaurant industry. If we had to name two (and only two) Great Disruptors for the restaurant industry, we would cite Starbucks and privately held Chick-fil-A. Well beyond 2021, we would not be surprised to see Starbucks exceed the 50,000-store level.

Mark Kalinowski

It is rare for retail companies of Starbucks's size (market cap of over $83 billion as of this writing) to offer this kind of unit growth potential. We believe that investors will continue to pay a premium multiple to enjoy this type of unit growth potential in their portfolio.

Mark Kalinowski

Most of our restaurant stock coverage list is dominated by concepts that are food-focused in nature (with many of them selling some beverages). In contrast, Starbucks is beverage-focused (while selling some food). This key differentiating factor is one reason why Starbucks tends to face less direct competition than most other concepts in the highly competitive foodservice industry.

Mark Kalinowski

Over the next 6 to12 months, particularly as Starbucks begins to lap less difficult year-over-year same-store sales comparisons, we believe that investors' nervousness about these two factors will lessen.

John Ivankoe

Our conclusion is that Starbucks remains an exceptional company with leading long-term growth prospects but we take a more conservative approach to long-term earnings growth.

Belinda Wong

There is plenty of space to infill in first and second tier cities where we have already opened – Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Shanghai.

Belinda Wong

Shanghai Roastery is going to be much better than the Seattle one. It's going to attract not only people in Shanghai but attract a lot of tourists in China.

Chris Malone

Starbucks, they're kind of the model citizen of the United States as an employer, paying benefits for their part-time employees, high wages, even education assistance. … I don't see Donald Trump being able to leverage very much pressure on Starbucks.

Eric Schultz

The president wanted this done under his watch because he takes it very seriously. We are committed to ensuring the integrity of our elections.

Sean Spicer

I believe there are people within these agencies who are upset with the outcome of the election.

Eric Schultz

The president asked to go back with what we know to make sure we are using every tool possible to do our due diligence. We are committed to ensuring the integrity of our elections.

Dave Burwick

We like it. The more interest there is in super-premium coffee, the more opportunities Peet's will have.

John Hanke - Niantic

Starbucks has played an important role in creating welcoming places for people to come together for refreshment and social engagement. The physical locations component of the collaboration is important to us as we look for ways to use technology to encourage exploration, exercise and real world social interaction, and Starbucks' footprint throughout the U.S. provides an awesome platform.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

The most important currency in leadership is trust. Kevin has the trust of our partners and our people. He has the trust of the street as you saw today, and this is going to be a very smooth and natural transition.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I think in the world that we are living in today, there is a greater responsibility on companies to ensure the fact that we balance profit with social impact. And that is the kind of message I would share with the President-elect and I hope that he would share that.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

Not only will China one day be bigger than the U.S., but our business in China will demonstrate that we will be one of the...most significant winners in terms of a Western consumer brand.

Belinda Wong

Despite our early success, we are only in the beginning chapters of our growth story. In the next five years, we're well positioned to double our scale to 5,000 stores in over 200 cities.

Matt McGinley - Evercore ISI

Coffee consumption in China is currently low, but growing rapidly. On a per person basis, Chinese people consume less than 2 percent of the coffee of U.S. consumers and less than 3 percent of the coffee of Japanese people.

Sharon Rothstein - Starbucks

We are relentlessly focused to innovate in all things cold coffee. And that starts with Cold Brew.

Sharon Rothstein - Starbucks

[Roastery] serves as a really unique laboratory for experimentation and exploration. We have the ability to test, learn and then quickly scale our new customer favorites to all our Starbucks stores.

Sharon Rothstein - Starbucks

[Cold Brew] is another example of premiumization at play as customers have traded up from their iced coffee habits to Cold Brew. In less than a year and a half, Cold Brew has really become big business for us.

Ric Rhinehart

Starbucks is the millennials' parents' coffee house and Starbucks is acutely aware of that.

Robert Passikoff - Brand Keys

There is always a market for what is different, special and rare, but the minute you become so available that anyone can get what you are selling, you lose your cachet.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

Our family had no income, no health insurance, no worker's compensation, nothing to fall back on. I knew in my heart that if I was ever in a position where I could make a difference, I wouldn't leave people behind.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

Starbucks has been in business now for 45-plus years. You know, I'm not putting myself in the class of Tom Brady or any other athlete that has been at the cornerstone of success on a team sport. This is a team sport. It has always been a team sport. I've gotten more credit that I deserve. The company has a large base of fantastic leaders.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

This is a team sport. It has always been a team sport. I've gotten more credit that I deserve. The company has a large base of fantastic leaders.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

What was clear was Kevin's ability. He is much better prepared to manage the global operations of the company than I am at this stage.

Jim Cramer

When I heard the news, I was immediately very disappointed because I love what Howard [has] done. He is iconic. But what Howard did subsequently in our interview is state, Look, this is how it's going to go. I'm still very much involved, but we do have technology problems.' Kevin's better than that, better at that than he is.

Bonnie Herzog - Wells Fargo Securities

While we acknowledge that Schultz is without question one of the strongest and most visionary leaders in the consumer/retail world, we believe the succession planning put in place several years ago assures the recent exceptional performance will likely continue.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

[But] I don't think on any level that the brand or what we represent is at odds with the president-elect or his supporters. Ninety million customers a week are going through Starbucks stores, and I assume many of them voted for Donald Trump.

David Palmer - RBC Capital Markets

Unlike the period surrounding Mr. Schultz's previous departure, we believe the company is transitioning to a new CEO during a period of strength, with a solid macro-economic backdrop, a strong leadership team, and a robust pipeline of innovation in technology, food, beverages.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I'm not leaving the company. I will be here every day -- but Kevin and the team are in charge.

Jim Cramer

I think he has done it, he's been on the board a long time. He's done a good job. I am sad to see Howard not be CEO.

Jim Cramer

Howard Schultz built an empire, a fantastic company. He has stepped aside once before and the stock did not do well.

Jim Cramer

I think that given that their main product has got to get through in the morning with lots of alacrity. Kevin can do that, and I like the fact that Howard is going on to the Roastery, which could be the next big concept.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

For years he has provided invaluable insights into how we scale the company around the world and how to best integrate industry-leading customer facing technology into our customer experience and operations.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

Many of you are familiar with the breadth of global management experience and the deep consumer and technology experience and expertise that Kevin brought to Starbucks when he joined our board in 2009. For years he has provided invaluable insights into how we scale the company around the world and how to best integrate industry-leading customer facing technology into our customer experience and operations.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

The two fiscal years following [Johnson's] engagement have been the best years in the history of Starbucks coffee company.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I'm all in on all things Starbucks and have no plans to run for public office.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

As I focus on Starbucks next wave of retail innovation, I am delighted that Kevin Johnson – our current president, COO, a seven-year board member and my partner in running every facet of Starbucks business over the last two years – has agreed to assume the duties of Starbucks chief executive officer. This move ideally positions Starbucks to continue profitably growing our core business around the world into the future.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

Building a new brand is not unlike what Ralph Lauren did with Purple label.

Jim Cramer

Buyers just can't wait for this market to come down. They are stepping up each day for a host of stocks. The result? I always say there is a bull market somewhere and right now there are almost too many to count.

Peter Boockvar - The Lindsey Group

There was little sign in this data of consumer hesitancy ahead of the election that some retailers have blamed (Starbucks and Dunkin Donuts in particular but restaurant/bar sales did fall) for soft October sales.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I have such a big heart for any entrepreneurial person that's trying to do something against all odds.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

Two people show up at the front desk of Starbucks from France. They came from France!

Jim Cramer

I think everyone is ignoring the other big online travel play, Expedia, which isn't getting the credit it deserves for its smaller businesses.

Alex Gorsky - Johnson & Johnson

They touch all aspects of our business, and frankly, we couldn't do what we do without the great leadership, the great work of veterans.

Jim Cramer

I think this rally could be getting out of hand. There is no way that the velocity of these moves, both up and down, can last beyond a few days past the election.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

What we need inside Starbucks in the HR group is we need veterans recruiting veterans who understand their language, their challenges, their issues. So the people who are recruiting veterans at Starbucks are the people who have worn the cloth of the nation.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

What we have learned is that the level of attrition rate among veterans is lower. The level of performance is higher, and these are great, great young men and women.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

What I would say is simply we should not be acknowledging veterans who have served the country only on Veteran's Day. We should be doing it every single day. We owe them a great, great debt of gratitude.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

Washington has been broken for quite some time. The rules of engagement for a public company today are very different as a result of Washington not doing its job.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

Starbucks' record Q4 and fiscal 2016 financial and operating results in the face of ongoing economic, consumer and geopolitical headwinds, and the significant investments we continue to make in our people and our business, once again demonstrate the power, relevance and resilience of the Starbucks business and brand.

Howard Penney - Hedgeye Risk Management

Same-store sales have cooled, due to a shift in its loyalty programme and a prolonged period of raising prices aggressively.

Barack Obama

[The announcers] explained that the last time the Cubs had won, Thomas Edison was alive and they hadn't invented sliced bread yet. This is actually, for Cubs fans, the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Barack Obama

This is actually, for Cubs fans, the greatest thing since sliced bread.

Kaare Schultz - Lundbeck

We have had a very satisfactory development in the first nine months, with an increase in sales and a substantial improvement in earnings. The improvement means that we increase our financial guidance for the full year.

Kaare Schultz - Lundbeck

We are not worried about any price pressure in the U.S. market. Our products are market leaders in treatment of serious deceases such as depression, schizophrenia and Alzheimer's, and we do not give discounts to increase volume.

Joel Benenson

If not we're going to be very vulnerable on that throughout and I think our opponents and some on our side will say at is unseemly for a potential U.S. President taking money from foreign governments for her private foundation.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

The green cup and the design represent the connections Starbucks has as a community with its partners (employees) and customers. During a divisive time in our country, Starbucks wanted to create a symbol of unity as a reminder of our shared values, and the need to be good to each other.

Eric Schultz

I don't think anything has surfaced to changed the president's opinion and views of Secretary Clinton.

Andrew Keene

I think Starbucks has gotten sold off pretty hard, a lot of selling pressure, but it could consolidate and move even higher.

Nigel Travis - Dunkin' Donuts

If you compare us to everyone else in our industry with the exception of Starbucks … we are clearly a strong No. 2. We continue to open stores at very high rates. We continue to bring jobs into the sector.

Nigel Travis - Dunkin' Donuts

People want to have certainty about the economy. They want to know who is going to be in government, who's going to be in the Senate, and who's going to be in the Congress. A number of our franchisees have expressed concerns about the lack of certainty.

Graham Spanier

This was an unbelievable injustice, that these two guys, who are like Boy Scouts, would be charged with a crime. And that's what was in my head as I was giving this opinion.

Graham Spanier

Two of the people holding among the most important leadership positions in the university were going to be charged. And with my belief that after working daily with these individuals for about 16 years, and knowing their honesty, their integrity, believing that they never withheld information from me, and recollecting rather clearly that meeting from 2001 ... and what they described to me at the time, that it merited my unconditional support.

Eric Schultz

We have not received any official requests from Filippino officials to alter any of our many issues where we bilaterally cooperate.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

We believe very strongly that these are the early days for Starbucks in China.

Todd Gordon

It's a stock that's just been underperforming for months and heading into earnings on November 3. I think Starbucks is finally ready to punch through pretty critical support levels.

Randy Garutti - Shake Shack

In creating our first-ever app, we took great care to develop a mobile ordering platform that maintains the high quality our guests have come to know and love, but now just a tap away. We're meeting people where they are and giving our guests a whole new way to experience Shake Shack. We've got a lot to learn, and we intend to take our time listening to our guests and tweaking the app before launching it in additional markets.

Andrew Vagner

I came up with a few ideas based on what I tend to drink, which is usually over ice. The customization idea I submitted was a pumpkin spice cold brew topped with breve, which includes pumpkin spice sauce for a hint of spicy sweetness and cream on top to add a smooth richness. I love how it looks when the cream floats down over the ice in the cup.

Jim Cramer

We own this one for the charitable trust, too, and we would love to buy more at these levels, but you need to be aware that Moreno is not a fan. GE's got a lot of aerospace, which is today's big freak out, so I understand the weakness, but I still believe that $25 would be a huge and unlikely bargain.

Jim Cramer

Whatever you think of Disney's fundamentals, and I think they are terrific, the chart is clearly not friendly to the bulls.

Loretta L. Worters - Insurance Information Institute

People will buy a Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) coffee every day for a year, and that's OK. That's not too far away in price from getting the flood insurance, but they won't get it.

Sam Oches

I was really, really surprised to see Starbucks as the slowest ? and not just the slowest ? but by far the slowest.

Sam Oches

When you're talking about a chain that's primarily coffee and baked goods, how long does that take?

Sam Oches

When the restaurants look at the drive-thru, they're really prioritizing accuracy and the experience over simply getting them out quickly. They recognize that customers are more angry with rude service or inaccurate service, than slower speed of service.

Mick Farrell - ResMed

What we do across the spectrum is we take patients who are sick and in hospital and we put them in the home, and we take care of them in the home. We have portable respiratory devices and home respiratory devices that with sleep apnea literally help them breathe every night – give them the gift of breath.

Elyse Oleksak - Bantam Bagels

The Starbucks customer looks for elevated versions of iconic food and they're always on the go.

Michelle Sundquist - Starbucks

When we think about fall, often people think about warmth and spice, like cinnamon and apple pie. We decided to take that idea in a new direction with chocolate and a bit of heat.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

This is a community with an incredibly progressive heart that has lifted me up and helped be able to shout from the roof tops the idea that you can, in America, use government as a catalyst to improve peoples' lives.

Tom Lopach

We are proud to congratulate Patrick Murphy on his decisive victory in tonight's primary.

Tim Canova

High up on my list of suspects would be the super PAC people. They have the resources, they have the motivation, they have enough distance from Wasserman Schultz that she can deny having any involvement.

Tim Canova

Bernie is not on the ballot, and I think coming here might have presented certain liabilities anyway, so it might be a blessing that he never came.

Tim Canova

Bernie ran a lousy campaign in Florida. Bernie had his problems with certain constituencies that I don't have problems with.

Sophie Bock

She's always been that sweet kid. I admire her stamina. With three children and cancer and Congress, and then the DNC.

Nigel Travis - Dunkin' Donuts

Millennials love Cold Brew. Millennials love technology. We launched our app back in 2012. We've now got 5 million [DD Perks] members. It's probably the fastest-growing rewards program in the category.

Nigel Travis - Dunkin' Donuts

Franchisees will tell you ... [finding workers] is biggest issue facing them. We're at relatively full employment.

Karen Holthouse - Goldman Sachs Group

Looking at this breakdown over time supports the view that the loyalty transition was the disruption in the [third] quarter.

Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

The real story is what these emails contain and they show collusion. We have not disclosed our source, and of course, this is a diversion that's being pushed by the Hillary Clinton campaign.

Donald J. Trump

Tim Kaine stands for the exact opposite of all of the Bernie Sanders people. Again, bad judgement.

Donald J. Trump

Hillary threw her under a bus, and it didn't take her more than five minutes to make that decision. Look how disloyal crooked Hillary Clinton was to somebody that put her life on the line.

Donald J. Trump

There's no loyalty there, right? There's no loyalty – none whatsoever. Clinton knew everything that Wasserman Schultz was doing. Debbie was totally loyal to Hillary, and Hillary threw her under the bus. It didn't take her more than five minutes to make that decision. Man, I don't want her covering my back.

Donald J. Trump

She just got fired. They said, Debbie, you're fired. Get out, Debbie. She worked very, very hard to rig the system. Little did she know – China, Russia, one of our many, many friends, came in and hacked the hell out of us.

Bernie Sanders

Donald Trump would be a disaster for this country. He must be defeated. We've got to elect Secretary Clinton.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals [of winning the presidency for Hillary Clinton] is to step down as party chair at the end of this convention. As party chair, this week I will open and close the convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Hey @Reince - I'm in Cleveland if you need another chair to help keep your convention in order.

Debbie Wasserman Schultz

Going forward, the best way for me to accomplish those goals [which include electing Clinton president] is to step down as Party Chair at the end of this convention. As Party Chair, this week I will open and close the Convention and I will address our delegates about the stakes involved in this election not only for Democrats, but for all Americans.

Hillary Clinton

There's simply no one better at taking the fight to the Republicans than Debbie, which is why I am glad that she has agreed to serve as honorary chair of my campaign's 50-state program to gain ground and elect Democrats in every part of the country, and will continue to serve as a surrogate for my campaign nationally, in Florida, and in other key states.

Christine Wang - CNBC

The coffee chain said it saw global same-store sales increase by 4% during the quarter, below Wall Street expectations of 5.7%, according to FactSet.

Will Slaubaugh - Stephens

That's a pretty good sign that consumer spending trends aren't great right now.

Missy Cummings

Go into Starbucks, for example. No one can just patiently wait in line, they're all doing something on their phones. It's kind of pathetic.

Ron Crawford - Starbucks

Providing industry-leading benefits for eligible full- and part-time partners is a cornerstone of who we are as a company. Much like a travel site, our partners will be able to navigate an easy-to-use online platform to choose between more insurance carriers and coverage levels at more competitive prices to help them find the right plan for their own needs.

Mark Zandi - Moody's Analytics

It's nice to try to lead the way. The labor market is tight and going to get tighter. Our biggest problem going forward is not going to be unemployment, it's going to be a lack of labor. It's not surprising that companies are trying to get out ahead of this and trying to raise wages. He's not the first. You had McDonald's, Wal-Mart, Target and Starbucks.

Mike Schultz

I just wanted to be able to stop quickly if there were any Pokemons nearby to catch. I don't think the company is really at fault.

Lindsay Plunkett

It doesn't count as walking if you're going more than 20 miles per hour, so that's good, I guess.

Eric Schultz

This is a bill that would steal money from other critically important public health priorities, including those funded by Affordable Care Act and those funded by our effort to combat ebola.

Robert Neller

Our history is important to us, and we have a responsibility to ensure it's right. Although the Rosenthal image is iconic and significant, to Marines it's not about the individuals and never has been. Simply stated, our fighting spirit is captured in that frame, and it remains a symbol of the tremendous accomplishments of our Corps -- what they did together and what they represent remains most important. That doesn't change.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

China represents the most important and exciting opportunity ahead of us. As our first international Roastery, we will take even bolder steps to make this Shanghai location our most stunning store, while making it completely unique and relevant to the Chinese customer.

Snaja Gould - Starbucks

As soon as we were made aware of a supplier issue with a specific lot of Sausage, Egg and Cheddar Breakfast sandwiches, we removed the impacted product from the select Texas, Oklahoma and Arkansas area stores that carried it. The product itself has not tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. No other products are affected because of this issue. We have not received any reports of illnesses to date.

Antonio Percassi - Starbucks

We know that we are going to face a unique challenge with the opening of the first Starbucks store in Italy, the country of coffee, and we are confident that Italian people are ready to live the Starbucks experience, as already occurs in many other markets.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

In each shop I visited, I began to see the same people and interactions, and it dawned on me that what these coffee bars had created, aside from the romance and theater of coffee, was a morning ritual and a sense of community.

Graham MacGregor

This is yet again another example of scandalous amount of sugar added to our food and drink. No wonder we have the highest rates of obesity in Europe. David Cameron now has all the evidence to make the UK the first country in the world to stop the obesity and type 2 diabetes epidemic.

Steven Nardizzi - Wounded Warrior Project

Navigated organization through recession of 2008 by driving aggressive growth strategy that resulted in revenue acceleration from $21M to $375M through 2015 and consistent ranking in Top 400 charities. I look at companies like Starbucks – that's the model. You're looking at companies that are getting it right, treating their employees right, delivering great services and great products, then are growing the brand to support all of that.

John Staszak - Argus Research

Our EMEA segment delivered 1% comp growth, representing its 11th consecutive quarter of positive comps, fairly strong performance given the dramatic decline in consumer and tourist activity across many of Western Europe's largest cities following the horrific November 15 terrorist attacks in Paris.

John Staszak - Argus Research

We are maintaining our fiscal 2016 EPS estimate of $1.89, up 20% and in line with consensus, predicated on an approximate 6% comp gain. For fiscal 2017, our estimate is $2.17, up 15% and roughly in line with consensus of $2.18. At 30 times our 2016 calendar estimate, we continue to view Starbucks as a core large-cap consumer name given its resilient sales trends, strong expansion prospects, and high visibility on 15% to 20% annual EPS growth.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I spoke to almost every other retailer who's doing business in France and in the [Middle East and Africa], and we all had a similar situation.

Scott Maw - Starbucks

EMEA's performance was particularly strong given the impact of foreign exchange and challenges to topline growth following the tragic terror attacks in Paris. October looked like a really good month to us, and it looked like we were right on track to what we expected for the year. And then after what happened in Paris, we've seen some softening, and now it's coming back.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

We believe one day (China) could very well be larger than the U.S. business.

Nick Setyan

To me, the momentum is still there. Who else is posting these types of comps in this environment globally? Closing Bell.

Carter Harrison - Conlumino

The concern is that some of this is related to a general slowdown in China which, if part of a longer term trend, could harm company earnings.

Margrethe Vestager - European Union

So there are not only some companies, but all companies actually contribute. And looking forward and working with the parliament and with the member states I think we can achieve that.

Tove Ryding - European Network

It's obviously still worth the risk to try and avoid taxes, when the worst that can happen is that a few of them get caught and have to pay their taxes, while the rest of them can continue enjoying a free ride.

Martin Schulz - European Parliament

We keep the agriculture budget, but we now have a diplomatic service with still the same budget. So where are the cuts going to fall research, development, education, infrastructure?

Alain Lamassoure

Of course we're ready to discuss all the projects for 2013, but only when we've settled the account for 2012. Unfortunately, several members states agree but a certain number refuse.

Howard Schultz - Starbucks

I think it's really important to be very clear that Starbucks is not a policy maker and that we are not pro or anti-gun. We just believe that our customers and our people would be much more comfortable if guns are not part of the Starbucks experience.

James Franey - Euronews

If the Commission finds that these three member states have indeed broken the rules, the companies involved could be asked to pay back any 'lost' revenues.

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