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.
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):
- New Zealand
- Puerto Rico
- Saudi Arabia
- South Korea
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- United States