Howard Schultz is back as CEO of Starbucks. Here is his to-do list.

Monday, Howard Schultz he is expected to step into a familiar role – he is expected to lead a town hall meeting with employees of Starbucks Corp., the coffee chain he built in neighborhood cafes around the world. For years, Mr. Schultz has hosted forums for workers to voice their opinions and speak out about the company, or discuss social issues such as race relations in America.

Mr. Schultz, 68, will assume the role of chief executive for the third time, taking the reins of Kevin Johnson, who announced his retirement. Starbucks said Mr. Schultz would receive a $1 base annual salary in the role of interim CEO and serve on the company’s board of directors. The company said it hopes to find a permanent chief by the fall.


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