Hansberry to lead Starbucks consumer products group

by Eric Schroeder
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SEATTLE — Jeff Hansberry has been named president of Starbucks Global Consumer Products Group and Foodservice at Starbucks Coffee Co., effective in early June. He will lead Starbucks efforts to accelerate growth in the company’s consumer products business with the introduction of new brands and products to more markets around the world. He will report to Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive officer.

“We are in the midst of the most innovative period in Starbucks history, and we are applying that innovation to deliver the world’s best coffee in every format and every channel,” Mr. Schultz said. “Jeff brings an impressive background and truly global perspective to the role. His leadership will help Starbucks accelerate our momentum to develop and deliver new brands and businesses that exceed the expectations of our customers around the world.”

Mr. Hansberry most recently was vice-president and general manager for E.&J. Gallo Winery. Prior to E.&J. Gallo, he held leadership positions with Procter & Gamble.

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