The big news to come out of Starbucks today happened before the shareholder’s meeting. The company is giving its stockholders a 10 cents per share cash dividend. The company says that’s the first cash dividend, and a sign that their ambitious turnaround effort is working.
There are a couple of interesting ways keep up with Starbucks on Twitter. Their main feed is from CTO (I gave him that title, chief Twitter officer) Brad. He posted a few pictures from the shareholders meeting too.
I also like My Starbucks Ideas on Twitter, and on the web. It’s like an online suggestion box. Submit an idea, then track the discussion and possible action on your suggestion. You may also give a thumbs up or down to others’ ideas.
One simple example:
Nice idea. Another suggestion includes something that might get me to try a cup of coffee again. How does a chocolate, coconut coffee drink sound? Mmmm. I’m not a coffee drinker. I’ve had two cups in my lifetime, including one Howard Schultz offered me while I was interviewing him in his office many years ago. I couldn’t turn that down. Diet Mt. Dew (as my co-workers know) is my caffeine of choice.