“Starbucks will have more than 20,000 retail stores on six continents by 2014 and more than 200,000 points of global consumer products group distribution by 2015,” Starbuck’s CEO Howard Schultz told the company’s 2012 Investor Conference. Starbucks is adding 3,000 units in the Americas, 1,500 units in the USA, and is ramping up in Asia. The chain will have 1,500 coffee shops in 70 Chinese cities in 2015.
“Starbucks: 3,000 new stores in Americas by 2017 (or two a day),” Tiffany Hsu, Los Angeles Times
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