5 of 50
Top 50 rank: 5
Rank in Food Services: 1
(Previous rank: 1)
Overall score: 7.85

Why it's admired:
Once a single coffee shop in Seattle, Starbucks is now ubiquitous, and the world's leading place to grab a cup of joe. Thanks in part to those strong global sales and the success of seasonal drinks like the much buzzed-about pumpkin spice latte, Starbucks had another record year in FY2013. The company is also branching out into tea bars and cold-pressed juice joints, and continues to work on improving the quality of its food (maligned even by CEO Howard Schultz) and the digital sophistication of its operations. --E.F.

Seattle, WA
Website: www.starbucks.com
Nine key attributes of reputation
Industry rank
People management
Use of corporate assets
Social responsibility
Quality of management
Financial soundness
Long-term investment
Quality of products/services
Global competitiveness
From the March 17, 2014, issue.

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