Success does leave clues and Starbucks is focused once again on growth both in unit count and same store sales according to Steven Johnson, Grocerant Guru® at Tacoma, WA based . When reported that they were going to fully license Starbucks operations in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg to its longstanding strategic partner the largest independent chain restaurant operator in Latin America you knew things were going well.
The story goes that Alsea will have the rights to operate and develop Starbucks stores in these markets, building on Starbucks regional growth agenda that drives value through strategic licensed relationships. At the same time the company would introduce a new support structure in its head office in London to better serve an increasingly licensed strategy.
John Culver, group president, Starbucks International, Channel Development and Global Coffee & Tea. stated “We’re very pleased to build on our 16-year history with Alsea, a long-term strategic partner to Starbucks, with the intention to license our business operations in France, the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg,” These strategic moves would enable us to further accelerate growth across these markets as we position Starbucks for long-term success moving forward.”
Slow and steady Starbucks opened its first Paris store in 2004, the brand came to the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg between 2008 and 2016, creating more than 3,100 jobs at more than 260 stores across the four countries. The simple fast is they want to grow faster and this is one of the best ways to do just that according to Johnson.
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