Starbucks sought to be a place where people could lounge with a good drink and friends or maybe just a book. This atmosphere was created to establish a friendly and welcoming environment.
Starbucks faced a major public relations problem in Britain over its tax avoidance practices.
Starbucks had been successful in growing its stores and presence in the United Kingdom UKand described the profitable growth to investors as something it wanted to build on in other international markets.
However, in its 15 years of operations in the UK, the company had paid UK corporate income taxes only once. Using a combination of legal tax avoidance practices e. InStarbucks in the UK faced a public relations furor over its failure to pay British corporate income taxes.
While the tax avoidance practices Starbucks used were common among multinational companies, Starbucks had been very public in its commitment to being socially responsible and a good citizen of the communities in which it operated.
This included, among other aspects, paying fair wages to employees and paying fair prices to coffee growers in developing countries. Thus, its critics found it easy to point out that not paying its fair share of taxes was inconsistent with the image Starbucks was portraying to consumers.
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