Starbucks stores to open in majority of Target locations across the
TORONTO, Feb. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Target's Canadian guests will have the
opportunity to enjoy the Starbucks experience while shopping as a
result of a new agreement between Target Canada Co. and Starbucks
Coffee Canada, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, the majority of
the 125 - 135 Target locations across Canada will feature Starbucks
"Starbucks has been a valued partner for more than 12 years and an
integral part of the Target guest experience in the U.S.," said John
Morioka, senior vice president of merchandising, Target Canada. "Our
goal is to bring the true Target brand shopping experience to our
Canadian guests, so expanding our relationship with Starbucks as we
enter the Canadian marketplace is a natural fit."
Starbucks store openings will coincide with Target's entrance into the
Canadian market beginning in spring of 2013. In addition to offering
guests their favourite customized beverages, many stores will have
breakfast and lunch sandwich selections, as well as whole bean coffee
and Starbucks VIA Ready Brew offerings, and other merchandise.
"We continually look for new and relevant opportunities to bring the
Starbucks experience to communities across the country, and this
strategic relationship represents another way we're able to create
meaningful connections with both new and existing customers," said
Colin Moore, president, Starbucks Canada. "Building on the success of
our relationship in the U.S., we're excited to be joining forces with
Target in Canada with a shared commitment to delivering high quality
products and an in-store experience that reflects our common values."
Target opened its first Starbucks licensed store location in the United
States in 1999. There are now 1,097 Starbucks locations within Target
stores in the U.S.
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically
sourcing and roasting the highest-quality arabica coffee in the world.
Today, with more than 17,000 stores around the globe, the company is
the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee in the world.
Through our unwavering commitment to excellence and our guiding
principles, we bring the unique Starbucks Experience to life for every
customer through every cup. To share in the experience, please visit us
in our stores or online at www.starbucks.com / www.starbucks.ca (Canada).
Minneapolis-based Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) serves guests at 1,763
stores across the United States and at Target.com. The company plans to
open its first stores in Canada in 2013. In addition, the company
operates a credit card segment that offers branded proprietary credit
card products. Since 1946, Target has given 5 percent of its income
through community grants and programs; today, that giving equals more
than $3 million a week. For more information about Target's commitment
to corporate responsibility, visit Target.com/hereforgood.
For further information:
Lisa Gibson, Target Communications (905) 212-8258
Shannon Morton, Edelman (416)849-3375