Survey about Starbucks

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This document included a survey about Starbucks. I went to a Starbucks on Xinhua road as a mystery shopper. Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is an international coffee and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 17,009 stores in 55 countries. (starbucks, 2011)

In this report I will tell you my experience of being a mystery shopper. I will analysis my scenario as a mystery shopper and what I did at the starbucks. I will describe starbucks’s customer service with my knowledge of Pet peeves and 14 factors of company culture. And also, I will suggest some solutions to improve the retail starbucks’s customer servise.

CONTENTS

Cover page…………………………………..1
Executive summary………………………..2
Contents……………………………………..3
Introduction…………………………………4
Discussion…………………………………..5
Question 1……………………………………...5
Question 2………………………………………8
Question 3………………………………………9
Question 4……………………………………...11
Question 5……………………………………...13
Conclusion………………………………….14
Reference list……………………………….15

INTRODUCTION
Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 17,009 stores in 55 countries. That’s why I chose starbucks. Starbucks is still inadequate, still need to strengthen and improve. In this experience, I was very carefully to record every detail, and try to remember them. I believe that no matter how perfect management system they have there still has a loophole. This report will bring starbucks great benefits. I will analysis my scenario as a mystery shopper and what I did at the starbucks. I will describe starbucks’s customer service with my knowledge of Pet peeves and 14 factors of company culture. And also, I will suggest some solutions to improve the retail starbucks’s customer service.

DISCUSSION

Question 1
Explain about the retail store. You need to look for company’s information on internet.

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) is an international coffee and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 17,009 stores in 55 countries, including over 11,000 in the United States, over 1,000 in Canada, over 700 in the United Kingdom, and over 150 in Turkey. Starbucks sells drip brewed coffee, espresso-based hot drinks, other hot and cold drinks, coffee beans, salads, hot and cold sandwiches and Panini , pastries, snacks, and items such as mugs and tumblers. Through the Starbucks Entertainment division and Hear Music brand, the company also markets books, music, and film. Many of the company's products are seasonal or specific to the locality of the store. Starbucks-brand ice cream and coffee are also offered at grocery stores. From Starbucks' founding in later forms in Seattle as a local coffee bean roaster and retailer, the company has expanded rapidly. In the 1990s, Starbucks was opening a new store every workday, a pace that continued into the 2000s. The first store outside the United States or Canada opened in the mid-1990s, and overseas stores now constitute almost one third of Starbucks' stores. The company planned to open a net of 900 new stores outside of the United States in 2009, but has announced 900 store closures in the United States since 2008.

The company is named in part after Starbuck, Captain Ahab's first mate in the novel Moby-Dick, as well as a turn-of-the-century mining camp (Starbo or Storbo) on Mount Rainier. According to Howard Schultz's book Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time, the name of the company was derived from Moby-Dick, although not in as direct a fashion as many assume. Gordon Bowker liked the name "Pequod" (the ship in the novel), but his then creative partner Terry Heckler responded, "No one's going to drink a cup of Pee-quod!" Heckler suggested "Starbo". Brainstorming with these two ideas resulted in the company being named after the Pequod's first mate, Starbuck. And also,...
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