Starbucks Opens Second Store in Finland at Helsinki Airport

SSP News Release 11-October-2012

Starbucks and SSP build on success of the first store

Helsinki, Finland, October 11, 2012 – Starbucks Coffee Company, and  SSP, the leading dedicated provider of food and beverage brands in travel locations worldwide, today announced the opening of their second Starbucks store in Finland at Helsinki Airport. The store is conveniently located in the long-haul area of Terminal 2 on the airside for travellers who passed customs and will open its doors to the public on Friday October 12.

This store opening exemplifies Starbucks commitment to further grow its presence across the Nordic markets. “We are delighted to build on the success of the first Starbucks store which opened at the airport in May. It is a privilege to support Starbucks and we look forward to extending the Starbucks Experience in Finland,” says SSP Finland’s Managing Director Kalle Ruuskanen.

Arjan Oudejans, Director of Licensed Stores at Starbucks Coffee Company EMEA: “Ever since we opened our first store in Finland, we have received a warm welcome from our customers. We are excited to open our second store and meet the increasing demand of the Finns for premium coffee.” Oudejans continued: “This expansion at Helsinki Airport is in line with our European growth strategy to open stores where our customers want and expect us to be. We have developed a strong partnership with SSP, and we look forward to offering our Finnish customers Starbucks premium arabica coffee and innovative products in an inviting and relaxed atmosphere.”

The store at Helsinki Airport boasts a comprehensive product offering, including 100 % Fairtrade Certified espresso-based drinks, freshly-brewed coffees, teas and specialty beverages such as the popular Frappuccinos®. The range of food items includes a variety of breakfast, lunch and snack items such as muffins and other pastries, sandwiches and Starbucks Petites. Moreover, the store will function as a community gathering place where travellers and visitors to the airport connect.

About Starbucks

Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically sourcing and roasting the highest quality arabica coffee in the world. Today, with stores around the globe, the company is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world. Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com.

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