Starbucks Expanding: Do We Need More of These Coffee Shops?

The coffee company reportedly plans to add at least 1,500 cafes in the United States over the next five years.

The Associated Press is reporting that the world’s largest coffee company plans to add at least 1,500 cafes in the U.S. over the next five years.

The report indicates that Starbucks would have more than 20,000 cafes by 2014, up from its current count of about 18,000.

The AP is also reporting the Seattle-based company also plans to move from its current Tazo tea and begin serving Teavana, which it announced it would acquire last month.

Arnold's first Starbucks opened earlier this year at Jeffco and Highway 141.

What do you think? Would you welcome more Starbucks, or are there enough of them already? Tell us in the comments below.

Matt Hay December 06, 2012 at 07:40 PM
I am a big fan of letting the market determine expansion, contraction, and saturation. If Starbucks has the capital to invest in such a growth strategy in a down market, I for one, celebrate it. Starbucks has in the last 15 years deployed a very successful business strategy and growth model. In fact, it is studied, or at least mentioned or footnoted in most University Level business courses.


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