Starbucks in Russia

According to the Moscow Times, Starbucks has opened its first retail location in Russia.

No Russian Web site yet, but I have no doubt that one is in the works. That makes it 19 countries (and counting) for Starbucks.

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And, after a brief trip to Osaka, I have to say that Starbucks is doing very well in Japan. The chain is not nearly as ubiquitous in Osaka as it is in Tokyo, but it’s getting there…

UPDATE: I stand corrected. There are more than 30 countries around the world that include at least one Starbucks. Here is the current list (Russia not yet included):

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Bahrain
  • Canada
  • Chile
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Indonesia
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Mexico
  • New Zealand
  • Oman
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Spain
  • Switzerland
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
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Author: John Yunker

John co-founded Byte Level Research in 2000 and is author of The Web Globalization Report Card. He also co-founder of Ashland Creek Press.

2 thoughts on “Starbucks in Russia”

  1. Starbucks actually has a presence in quite a few more countries than those which have national pages; over 30 countries as of the beginning of 2005, according to Wikipedia.

  2. In response to your notation about the first Starbucks in Russia as of June 2005:

    As of October 1, 1999 Starbucks had 9 stores in China, per its 1998-1999 Annual Report; as of June 2005, according to the Seattle Intelligence Post Reporter, there are more than 300 Starbucks in China.

    Russia will most likely embrace the Starbucks concept, just as China has.

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