This announcement celebrates Starbucks continued support and commitment to bringing great coffee to the French market, adding to its existing portfolio of 83 stores across the country. Through significant licensed partnerships, Starbucks is opening in new locations across Europe, from airports to drive-thru sites, providing customers with great coffee wherever they are.
Doug Satzman, SVP, Business Development & Channel Operations, Starbucks EMEA: “We are developing partnerships with leading retailers across Europe, of which Galeries Lafayette is a prime example. We are delighted for the opportunity to add Starbucks to the world famous brands that are already present inside the Galeries Lafayette department stores.”
Philippe Thomas, Director of the Food and Restaurant of the Grands Magasins brand, Galeries Lafayette group, comments: “We are committed to providing shoppers with a wide and high quality food and beverage offering across over 60 department stores that we operate: our partnership with Starbucks is further proof of this commitment. We look forward to the future development of Starbucks presence in our department stores across France, bringing a well-recognised and popular brand to our range of cafes and restaurants.”
The Starbucks stores developed for Galeries Lafayette will be designed to reflect the architecture of their unique locations. They will be inspired by the retail experience of the department store, using local materials, innovative design and energy saving features. Visitors to Galeries Lafayette will now also be able to enjoy high quality coffee, ethically sourced, made and served by expert baristas. Shoppers will be able to enjoy Starbucks food offering as well, including Starbucks popular pastries and sandwiches range, for a relaxing break during their visit at the Galeries Lafayette.