Starbucks is the largest coffee shop brand in the world with nearly 18,000 outlets in 60 countries. The atmosphere and ambience of Starbucks’ coffee shops is designed to be cosy and intimate. The combination of sofas, armchairs and coffee tables, bar stools and meeting room tables means that a variety of different customer needs are met at each coffee shop.
All of the espresso served at Starbucks shops is sourced under the Starbucks ‘Shared Planet’ programme and is 100% Fairtrade certified. We began our relationship with Starbucks in June 2008 with an agreement to open Starbucks stores in prime locations across key European markets. Today we run over 95 stores in the UK, Spain, France, Germany, and Switzerland, with outlets at both railway stations and airports.
In 2009, we introduced the brand to the Swedish market when the country’s first Starbucks opened at Arlanda, and in 2012 we introduced the brand to Norway and Finland. In 2015 we worked together with Starbucks to bring the Evenings Concept to the UK, opening the first outlet at Stansted Airport in March 2015. This new concept extends the brand offer into the later day-part. This includes a new design allied with a small range of light dishes accompanied by a specially selected range of beers and wines.