Starbucks to workers: Stay out of presidential politics

OperationsThe company’s CEO sends a letter to employees noting that the brand doesn’t get involved in national campaigns.

Starbucks does not get involved in national political campaigns—even if its former CEO runs for president.

That’s the message sent in a letter to Starbucks employees this week by CEO Kevin Johnson, in the wake of the announcement that the coffee giant’s former leader is mulling a White House run as an independent.

“Many of us will inevitably be asked if the company supports a possible presidential candidacy of Howard and what changes for Starbucks,” Johnson wrote. “As a company, we don’t get…

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