Starbucks is set to open another 150 outlets in airports and railway stations across Europe over the next three years after signing a deal with travel concessions company SSP.
Under the agreement, announced today, the coffee shop giant will give SSP licensing rights to the Starbucks brand in a number of significant markets, including France, Germany and the UK.
"This collaboration aligns with our strategy to accelerate growth in our international business," said Howard Schultz, chairman, president and chief executive of Starbucks.
"It provides us with a strong platform to further expand the Starbucks brand across Europe."
Andrew Lynch, chief executive of, SSP, added: "SSP and Starbucks have a shared passion for delivering the very best quality beverage and food offerings for consumers worldwide.
"We are excited about the opportunity to deliver the Starbucks Experience to travelling consumers in these key European markets."
By Daniel Thomas
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