Starbucks Armed Forces Network and Supplier Diversity

Through the Starbucks Armed Forces Network


The Supplier Diversity team is actively sourcing diverse General Contractors; Architects; Designers; Commercial Furniture Manufacturers; Commercial Restaurant Equipment (freezers, refrigerators, dishwashers, non-brewing equipment) suppliers in under-represented neighborhoods where we plan to open FY16 community stores (NYC, Phoenix, Chicago, Ferguson, Milwaukee, Birmingham, Memphis, NOLA). In addition, we are always seeking to increase our US/CAN pipeline of Food/Beverage and Transportation/Logistics (truckload, less-than-truckload, temperature controlled and warehouse) suppliers.

Please feel free to share the note below and documents attached with your networks and any potential suppliers.

Starbucks has a long history of developing stores in diverse neighborhoods and we plan to do even more. You may have seen the news story; Starbucks plans to open stores in 15 under-represented neighborhoods across the U.S. where we’ve identified diverse cities we will open a community store in. Starbucks aspires to work with local women and minority owned contractors to design build & maintain these stores. As well as, stock our stores with locally relevant food, beverage and product offerings.

€ We invite diverse suppliers to register with us, by visiting Starbucks Diverse Supplier
€ After registering, please submit a brief presentation to to highlight your company’s mission, values, unique strengths and capabilities.  

Presentation should include:
Company’s mission, vision, culture and values
Understanding of Starbucks specific business needs and how your products/services will elevate the Starbucks Experience
Year established, annual revenue, number of employees, leadership team profiles
Current customers and any referrals
Examples of community service contributions

Presentation Tips
§ Do be succinct (8-10slides)
§ Do include your company's logo in the header &/or footer of each slide
§ Do insert supporting visuals (graphs, photos, videos)
§ Do not use Starbucks marks or photographs (logos, trademarks, designs, proprietary images)

Starbucks sourcing process is not RFP based, it is highly focused on sourcing from companies who can meet our product and service needs and align with our mission and values.
Together with civic leaders, non-profit organizations and women and minority owned businesses, we will create opportunities for economic development and community engagement.

The Dude