Apr 17, 2018

CEO apologizes to black men arrested at Starbucks store

Protestors outside of Starbucks

Protestors stand outside of a Starbucks in Philadelphia. Photo: Mark Makela/Getty Images

Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson privately met the two black men arrested at a Philadelphia store face-to-face and apologized for their experience, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: Johnson's quick movement on the issue shows how companies are having to get faster on their responses to these situations to prevent nationwide boycotts.

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