Starbucks Opens 500th Store in Mainland China

Starbucks Coffee Company celebrates the opening of its 500th store in China. Belinda Wong, president, Starbucks China, joined Starbucks partners (employees) and customers in Beijing, for this occasion.

The Starbucks China 500th store is located at the international departure hall of the Beijing Capital International Airport Terminal 3. It is also Starbucks 7th store in China’s largest and busiest airport.

As part of the celebration, Starbucks customers in Beijing were treated to a ‘coffee break’ in appreciation for their loyalty to the Starbucks brand and the company’s continued commitment to growth in China. It was announced today, Oct. 25.

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“The opening of our 500th store in China is a significant milestone in our ambitious growth plans to serve our customers through 1,500 stores by 2015,” said Wong.

Over the past year, Starbucks has entered more than 10 new markets in China. It operates more than 800 stores across Greater China, with 500 stores on the mainland, across 42 cities.

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