“In the first fill quarter after this boycott was announced, our sales and our earrings — shall we say politely — were a bit disappointing,” Strobhar said.
Unfazed, Schultz replied that the company’s decision to support marriage equality was not the bottom line, but about respecting diversity, reported KPLU.
“If you feel, respectfully, that you can get a higher return than the 38 percent you got last year, it’s a free country. You can sell your shares of Starbucks and buy shares in another company. Thank you very much,” he said, to loud applause from the audience.
He said the company had delivered a healthy return last year, regardless of the boycott.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Starbucks CEO: We support marriage equality, and if you don’t like it, sell your stock
Arrogant SOB. I quit going to Starbucks quite a while back. Their coffee SUCKS. I've never owned their stock either. Now I know I never will.