Analysts: Alstead could be on deck for next Starbucks CEO

Analysts: Alstead could be on deck for next Starbucks CEO

Industry watchers speculate on the company’s future moves after it announced recent executive changes.

Wall Street analysts are speculating whether Starbucks Corp.’s newly appointed chief operating officer Troy Alstead is being positioned as the eventual successor to chief executive Howard Schultz following Wednesday’s announcement of top management changes at the company.

In a surprise move, the 60-year-old Schultz, who is also chair and president of Seattle-based Starbucks, said he planned to step away so

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