Starbucks stores to open in Galeries Lafayette


Paris, July 15th, 2013 – Today, Starbucks and Galeries Lafayette are pleased to announce a partnership for the French market, with two stores opening at the end of this summer in Paris. The first store will be situated inside the iconic ‘Coupole’, on the 3rd floor, at the famous Paris flagship Haussmann department store in the 9th district, with the second store due to open later at 81 rue de Provence (9th district). Starbucks and Galeries Lafayette plan to expand this partnership with additional stores to open in the next few years across the country.

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.

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A propos des Galeries Lafayette

Théâtre de la mode vivante, les Galeries Lafayette proposent une mode plurielle à travers une sélection sans cesse renouvelée de marques, des plus prestigieuses aux plus accessibles. Depuis plus d’un siècle, les Galeries Lafayette mettent un point d’honneur à détecter les nouveaux créateurs, les nouvelles tendances pour faire vivre la mode encore plus fort. Situé au coeur de Paris, le magasin amiral du boulevard Haussmann accueille le plus grand dressing de la mode, mais aussi une offre maison et gourmet sur plus de 60 000 m2, avec plus de 2 500 marques du monde entier. Les Galeries Lafayette constituent à ce jour un réseau de 64 magasins à Paris, dans les plus grandes villes de France et à l’international (Berlin, Casablanca, Dubaï et Jakarta). www.galerieslafayette.com

A propos de Starbucks Coffee France

Starbucks Coffee a ouvert son premier salon de café en France en janvier 2004, avenue de l’Opéra à Paris. Aujourd’hui, Starbucks compte 83 salons de café en France (Paris, Marseille, Nice et Lyon), et emploie 1 012 partenaires (employés) de 49 nationalités, tous en CDI. Plus d’informations : www.starbucks.fr

A propos de Starbucks Coffee Company

Depuis 1971, Starbucks Coffee Company s’engage à respecter les principes d’une production et d’une commercialisation éthiques de café. Aujourd’hui l’entreprise est le premier torréfacteur et distributeur de cafés arabicas de haute qualité au monde. Grâce à son engagement inébranlable envers l’excellence et ses principes directeurs, Starbucks offre, avec chaque tasse de café, une Expérience Starbucks unique à ses clients. Pour plus d’informations : www.starbucks.com

Pour plus d’informations
Déborah Nemarq
Galeries Lafayette
Presse Nationale
01 42 82 32 83
dnemarq@galerieslafayette.com
 
Virginie David
Galeries Lafayette
Presse Internationale
01 42 82 30 18
virginiedavid@galerieslafayette.com
 
Anna Adlewska
Starbucks France
Contact presse
01 56 69 75 63               
 anna.adlewska@edelman.com              
 
Virginie Serre
Starbucks France
Contact presse
01 56 69 7511
virginie.serre@edelman.com