NEW ON THE BLOCK: Starbucks invasion underway

477Views 4Comments Posted 06/08/2015

STARBUCKS opened the first of five planned locations in Panama on Thursday, July 6. The others are scheduled to open  in the next eight months. A total of 20 stores are on the cards to be operating  in the next five years.

The first location is in the Street Mall shopping center on the corner of Via Israel and Via Brazil,  near MultiPlaza. It will be open from 7 a.m. to midnight. Over the next two weeks the company  will begin hiring personnel for its second store, set to open in October

Company officials are hoping to open another four stores in a span of eight months.
David Batres, managing director of Starbucks for Central America, said that the Panamanian stores will feature local coffee from Volcán, Chiriquí.
Each store will have 20 employees.

Panama is the 15th market in Latin America that the chain has entered.

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Comments 4


So true, but it's not about the coffee. Peeps want to be seen holding the cup…lol

5 years ago

They serve overpriced coffee from Chiriqui, the same coffee one could find at any local cafe for a quarter of the price. Hahahaha! And yeye's line up out the door for the stuff.

5 years ago

Starbucks is very overrated, I did'nt drink it in the States and I would never drink it in Panama..........Panamanians need to open a coffee shop right next door and underprice them........

5 years ago

And this is a Good Thing? words escape me.

5 years ago
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