Starbucks invites Canadians to celebrate with a tall brewed coffee for
just 25 cents on June 12th from open until 11 a.m.
VANCOUVER, June 7, 2012 /CNW/ - In 1987, Starbucks Coffee Company
(NASDAQ: SBUX) opened its first store outside of the U.S. at the Seabus
Terminal in Vancouver, Canada. Success in Canada demonstrated that the
company had the opportunity to establish a global footprint of stores,
which ultimately evolved into more than 17,000 stores in 59 countries
worldwide. Today, Cliff Burrows, president, Starbucks U.S. & Americas,
and Colin Moore, president, Starbucks Canada, along with City of
Vancouver Deputy Mayor Tony Tang, joined Starbucks partners
(employees), customers and the Vancouver community to commemorate the
"Our early partners and Vancouver customers embraced Starbucks and what
we stood for as a brand. It's incredibly rewarding to celebrate this
milestone 25 years later and see how far we have come together," said
Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman, president and chief executive
officer. "I want to thank our partners for their endless passion and
the people of Vancouver for their support. We look forward to
continuing to live up to our promise, one cup at a time, to provide the
third place experience and community connection that our customers
expect and deserve."
Including the iconic first Canadian Starbucks location at the Seabus
Terminal, there are now 298 Starbucks stores in Vancouver and 1,146
stores across Canada, which has become the company's largest market
outside the United States.
To celebrate Starbucks Canada's 25th Anniversary, Starbucks will be offering customers across Canada a tall
brewed coffee for 25 cents on June 12th from open to 11 a.m.at all retail and participating licensed store
locations. No coupon required; the offer is one per customer.
Commemorating 25 Years in the Community
Starbucks story in Canada is not just about growth; it's also about
giving back to the community. Today, to celebrate its 25th Anniversary in Canada, Starbucks is donating $25,000 towards the City
of Vancouver's efforts to become the Greenest City in the world by
2020, supporting projects that turn empty lots and underutilized
properties into thriving, accessible, green public spaces. Starbucks
will work in collaboration with the City, the Vancouver Foundation and CityStudio to identify and fund local projects. As the first corporate donor to
join this collaborative effort, Starbucks encourages other companies to
participate in the redevelopment of under-used areas in the City of
"Starbucks has been a supporter of many local organizations in Vancouver
that engage youth and help build community," said Vancouver Deputy
Mayor Tang. "I am pleased that Starbucks is generously donating $25,000
and collaborating with CityStudio, the Vancouver Foundation and the
City of Vancouver on our Greenest City initiatives to better connect
people and neighbourhoods."
Across Canada, Starbucks has committed to contributing 50,000 hours of
community service by 2015 as part of Starbucks global community service
goal of contributing one million hours of service by 2015. In 2011,
Starbucks Canada contributed more than 22,000 hours of community
service through 160 service projects, and gifted $84,000 to NGOs across
Canada in recognition of our partners' community service efforts.
"Community involvement is a core part of the Starbucks brand and
creating local connections with the individual communities where we
operate is vital," said Caroline Ternes, regional director of
operations, western Canada, Starbucks Canada.
Since 2008 Starbucks has partnered with the Vancouver Foundation to help
implement Starbucks Youth Action Grants and develop relationships with organizations that support and engage
young people to take positive action in their local
communities. Starbucks Canada has given $640,000 to organizations that
encourage and work on youth engagement programs.
Sharing Moments of Community Connections
To celebrate 25 years of community connections, Starbucks Canada
encouraged Vancouverites to share their Starbucks memories and moments
by launching the Starbucks B.C. 25th Anniversary Tumblr site. More than 200 memories, photos and videos shared on the site
capture the unique and individual impact of Starbucks on partners and
About Starbucks Corporation
Since 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company has been committed to ethically
sourcing and roasting the highest-quality arabica coffee in the world.
Today, with 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.ca.
To view the stories shared by Vancouverites, visit: http://youtu.be/rda4VI4IJy4
SOURCE Starbucks Coffee Company
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