The 78 Countries Where Starbucks Does Business

Last September, Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) opened its first store in Milan, Italy, some 35 years after former CEO Howard Schultz first visited the city and decided to use Milan’s popular espresso bars as the model for a new kind of U.S. coffeehouse. The irony is thick on the ground here.

Between that 1983 visit and 1987 when Schultz acquired Starbucks, the company had opened 17 stores. More than 30 years later, at the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2019, Starbucks owned or operated 29,865 stores worldwide. The company opened 1,826 stores between the end of the first fiscal quarter of 2018 and the first quarter of 2019 and expects to open another 2,100 stores this year.

More than half of the new stores planned for this year will be located in China, with about 600 new stores planned for the Americas and about 400 for the company’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.

As of last September, California had 2,001 Starbucks stores, more than either Canada or Japan and the third-highest total overall, behind only the United States and China. Even Alaska, with just eight stores (the least of any state), has more Starbucks outlets than 14 countries, including Italy. Starbucks owns or licenses nearly 15,000 stores in the United States.

Starbucks currently operates or licenses stores in 78 countries. Since 2017, the company has owned all its stores in China, and it has owned all its stores in Japan since 2015. Starbucks operates the 15,616 stores it currently owns and licenses 14,249 stores worldwide. Here’s the list, by country and the total number of owned and operated stores:

United States: 14,758
China: 3,684
Canada: 1,542
Japan: 1,415
South Korea: 1,260
United Kingdom: 1,002
Mexico: 715
Turkey: 457
Taiwan: 454
Indonesia: 378
Philippines: 364
Thailand: 363
Malaysia: 274
Hong Kong/Macau: 195
UAE – Dubai: 191
Saudi Arabia: 180
France: 177
Germany: 157
Kuwait: 151
Spain: 147
Argentina: 143
Singapore: 141
India: 132
Russia: 131
Chile: 120
Brazil: 119
Peru: 104
Netherlands: 79
Ireland: 76
Poland: 72
Netherlands: 66
Switzerland: 63
Vietnam: 46
Romania: 46
Australia: 42
Czech Republic: 41
Lebanon: 39
Egypt: 38
Qatar: 35
Colombia: 32
Bahrain: 31
Greece: 31
Puerto Rico: 26
Belgium: 26
Hungary: 26
Jordan: 23
Norway: 23
New Zealand: 22
Portugal: 20
Austria: 19
Denmark: 19
Kazakhstan: 18
Cambodia: 15
Costa Rica: 14
Oman: 14
Sweden: 14
Bulgaria: 13
Cyprus: 13
Bahamas: 12
El Salvador: 12
South Africa: 12
Morocco: 11
Guatemala: 9
Panama: 9
Finland: 8
Trinidad and Tobago: 7
Jamaica: 6
Uruguay: 5
Slovakia: 5
Aruba: 4
Bolivia: 4
Brunei: 4
Azerbaijan: 4
Curacao: 3
Italy: 3
Luxembourg: 3
Monaco: 2
Andorra: 1

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