Starbucks: Names New Leaders for Teavana and Canada

Seattle / WA. (sc) Starbucks Coffee Company announced new leaders for two key positions as the company continues to advance its global growth and innovation agenda. Starbucks Canada executive vice president and president Annie Young-Scrivner has been named executive vice president and president, Teavana. Nine-year retail operations executive and Partner (Employee) Resources senior vice president Rossann Williams has been appointed senior vice president and president, Starbucks Canada. Teavana founder and ceo Andy Mack, having helped with the integration of Teavana with Starbucks, has decided to retire from the company. «Tea is the second most-consumed beverage in the world and represents a sizeable opportunity for Starbucks as we continue to grow around the world», said Cliff Burrows, group president, U.S., Americas and Teavana. «We are grateful for Andy´s leadership establishing Teavana as a world-class leader responsible for bringing premium tea to millions of customers over the past 17 years. Under Annie´s leadership, we plan to do for tea what we did for coffee by significantly expanding the availability of new and innovative Teavana products in Starbucks and Teavana retail stores and through other channels». «Starbucks Canada is our largest international market and an important contributor to our Americas growth strategy. Rossann is an experienced Starbucks executive and a true ambassador for our culture, values and guiding principles», Burrows added. «Her experience is perfectly suited to the opportunities we see in the Canada market for years to come».

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