Senior Innovation Manager  -  Starbucks
Rachel is passionate about all things product. She joined Starbucks in February 2012 as the Category Manager for Beverages focussing on Starbucks UK and now leads Beverage Innovation for the EMEA region, where she is responsible for the product design of all drinks from espresso to Frappuccino to our Teavana range including the latest venture into Italy.
Rachel joined Starbucks having previously worked at Pret A Manger and Sainsbury’s. She has a breadth of experience including retail procurement, category management, product sustainability and consumer research. She is passionate about coffee quality, product origin and flavour trends to help unlock new innovation across the Starbucks range to excite customers every day during their coffee shop routines.
Leading in Coffee Innovation
With the number of coffee lovers across Europe growing at pace, Starbucks recognises why it''''s so important to lead in food and drink innovation, and continue to surprise its customers whilst keeping coffee at the heart of everything they do. Rachel will talk about Starbucks R&D journey in this EMEA region including their recent opening in Italy.