Presents an executive summary for the Starbucks Coffee company.

This paper presents a brief synopsis of the Starbucks Coffee company by looking at its product, its image, its history and its objectives for the future. The paper looks at why Starbuck's image has been tarnished, what it is doing to improve its image, how this is part of Starbucks long-term business strategy and how Starbuck's entry into the music industry is also part of their long-term business strategy. The paper also details how best to implement this strategy and what needs to be done in order to ensure continued growth and success.

The problem of Starbucks is of being a write an essay on kidnapping brand leader in a service industry, and the related product being in trouble internationally. In a way, one can say that the company has become very large and this is leading to attention on its behavior on the industry, not that any recent action has caused any trouble to the consumers or suppliers. At the same time, the company is in a position where it has to go beyond its position as a coffee shop, and the organization has already taken certain steps towards that end. To remove being a coffee shop, it has to build an image as an organization, and this is being sought through the selling of music CDs. As a product, the new line is quite different from the traditional product, or papermate silk writer pens associated products that it was selling earlier. One has to remember that the organization started only as an outlet for coffee and moved into being a liquid coffee shop only later.