Our first store opens in Seattle, selling whole-bean coffee, tea and spices.
Our first International store opens, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Baristas swap their brown aprons for green ones.
Our first store in Chicago opens.
Our first drive-thru location opens.
We release our first CD, "Blue Note Blend."
Our first store outside North America opens, in Japan.
Our first store opens in Europe, in England.
We open our first store in China, in Beijing.
Hear Music, a San Francisco-based music company, is acquired.
We begin offering Wi-Fi in stores, though customers have to pay for access.
Our first LEED®-certified store opens in Hillsboro, Oregon.
Ray Charles album, “Genius Loves Company,” wins eight Grammy® Awards.
We begin offering free Wi-Fi in stores.
Starbucks Card Mobile App launches, enabling mobile payment.
Opens first “reclamation” drive-thru, made from repurposed shipping containers.
The first Starbucks loyalty program debuts.
Baristas begin wearing name tags on their aprons and writing customers' names on cups becomes the standard.
Customers can order ahead with nationwide launch of Mobile Order & Pay.
Our first signing store opens, in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.
The Starbucks Inclusion Academy program launches, and on-the-job training program for people with cognitive and physical disabilities.
Our Reserve Roastery in Milan opens, our first store in Italy.
Announces new sustainability aspiration to become resource positive, “Giving more than we take from the planet.”
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