Ferguson Starbucks Shows Schultz Undeterred by Racial Misstep

  • Coffee shop near riot site will spur investment, officials say
  • Company says new stores in poor areas will be profitable

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz.

Photographer: Nelson Ching/Bloomberg

Ferguson, Missouri, the scene of riots in 2014 over the fatal police shooting of a black teenager, will gets its first Starbucks next month, a sign Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz isn’t backing down from his commitment to improve race relations.

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