Starbucks names new international president

Retail coffee chain Starbucks said yesterday that Martin Coles, the president of its international operations, is resigning just three months after taking up the post and that John Culver will succeed him. Coles is resigning to pursue new opportunities, Starbucks said. Culver, who has been with Starbucks for seven years, will now oversee operations and business development for all of the chain’s markets outside the US.