A new agreement between Target Canada Co. and Starbucks Coffee Canada, Inc. will see the majority of the 125 – 135 Tar undefined
get locations across Canada featuring Starbucks licensed stores.
“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, in a Starbucks press release. “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 customers their customised beverages, many stores will have breakfast and lunch sandwich selections, as well as whole bean coffee, 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, in the press release. “Building on the success of our relationship in the US, 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 1097 Starbucks locations within Target stores in the US.