The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Starbucks plans to open a stand-alone Oslo store next year before expanding into Stockholm, Sweden. Starbucks Europe currently operates eight retail cafes in Nordic countries, but few of them are stand-alone locations in urban centers.
Norway, Sweden and Denmark are considered to be some of the highest-consuming per capita coffee countries in the world.
“This is a milestone deal,” Michelle Gass, head of Starbucks Europe operations, told the Wall Street Journal yesterday.
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