Italy inspired Starbucks but still has no stores

02/12/2012 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz got his inspiration for the global coffee company's signature shops on a 1983 business trip to Milan. Today, Starbucks boasts shops in cities and towns around the world and it continues to add new markets, but the chain hasn't opened a single shop in Italy, where the local shops abound and the coffee culture is firmly established.

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