Starbucks - Significant events.

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Starbucks Starts

1971

Starbucks starts as a coffee machine store.

Howard Schultz starts II Giornale

1980

Howard schultz starts his own coffee business after seeing there potential success while in europe.

Giornale acquires Starbucks

1987

Howard Schultz's coffee business buys Starbuck's retail unit for 3.8 million dollars

Starbucks extends health benefits

1988

Howard Schultz, CEO of Starbucks extends health benefits to all employees, including part-time workers.

Starbucks becomes profitable.

1990

Starbucks witnesses its first profitable year since selling coffee beverages.

Starbucks and Pepsi join

1994

Starbucks and the soda company Pepsi join together.