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After Hong Kong Protesters Target Starbucks Stores, CEO Says Employee Safety Is His ‘Focus’ And ‘Priority’


Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson said the coffee chain is focused on the safety of its baristas after Hong Kong protesters targeted its cafes.

“We’re in 81 markets around the world, and we deal with geopolitical issues all the time, but my focus and my priority is really focusing on the safety and security of our partners,” Johnson said Friday on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street.”

“Partners” is what Starbucks calls its employees.
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