About Starbucks

Starbucks Corporation is an American coffee and coffee chain company. Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971. In November 2016, it operates 23,768 sites worldwide, including 13,107 (+170) in the US, 2204 (+86) in China, 1418 (-12) to Canada, 1160 +2) in Japan and 872 in South Korea (flying in the UK from 5th place) (the differences reflect the growth of January 8th, 2016).
Starbucks is considered the primary representative of “second wave coffee,” the initially distinctive points of serving coffee in the US by taste, quality and customer experience while popularizing roasted coffee. Since the 2000s, third wave coffee machines have turned to coffee drinkers by hand to the quality of coffee according to the lighter roasts, while Starbucks espresso machines automated uses for efficiency and security .
Starbucks serves hot and cold beverages, coffee, whole bean, instant coffee microwave known as VIA, espresso, latte, complete tea and single sheets, including Teavana tea products, fresh juice Evolution, drink Frappuccino, La Boulange cakes and snacks, including items such as potato chips and crackers; Some offers (including its annual fall launch of Pumpkin Spice Latte) are seasonal or specific to the locality of the shop. Many stores sell pre-packaged foods, hot and cold sandwiches and cups of drinks, including cups and glasses; Select “Starbucks nights” locations offer beer, wine and snacks. Starbucks brand coffee, ice cream and cold bottled beverage bottles are also sold in grocery stores.
Starbucks became profitable in Seattle in the early eighties. Despite an initial economic crisis with its expansion into the Midwest and British Columbia in the late eighties, the company enjoyed a revitalized prosperity its entry into California in the early nineties. The first Starbucks location outside North America opened in Tokyo in 1996; Foreign ownership now accounts for nearly a third of its stores. The company opened an average of two new daily locations between 1987 and 2007. On December 1, 2016, Howard Schultz announced that he would resign as an effective CEO in April 2017 and will be replaced by Kevin Johnson.

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