Starbucks promotes John Culver to COO and group president, North America

Coffee company also promotes Michael Conway, Michelle Burns, two seasoned executives

Starbucks promoted John Culver to group president, North America and chief operating officer. He will fill the COO role vacated by Rosalind Brewer, who left the company for Walgreens in February. The Seattle-based coffee giant also promoted Michael Conway to group president, International and Channel Development, and Michelle Burns to executive vice president, Global Coffee, Tea and Cocoa.

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Starbucks expanded its Starbucks Delivers pilot with Uber Eats into 6 cities

Starbucks Delivers to expand to six cities, including Boston, Washington, D.C.

Starbucks has expanded its pilot delivery program through a partnership with Uber Eats. The Starbucks Delivers program started in Miami last fall and continued January 22 in San Francisco. Internationally, Starbucks Delivers is also expanding to London this month. In the U.S., Starbucks Delivers will be rolled out to Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York and Washington, D.C, to complete a six-store pilot expansion during winter. Through the Uber Eats app, customers will have access to 95 percent of Starbucks’ core menu items and beverages for a $2.49 booking fee.

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