EXCLUSIVE: Starbucks, defying recession, plans SA expansion
New owner plans to open 10 stores in SA over the next nine months, in defiance of the lockdown’s impact on the economy and restrictions on food and beverage outlets
A cup of coffee is not classified as an essential good. And relaxing at a coffee shop still won’t be possible under level 3 of the Covid-19 lockdown.
But that isn’t stopping Starbucks. The owner of the global coffee franchise in SA is throwing caution to the wind with a plan to open 10 new stores within nine months, despite Covid-19 and the restrictions on food outlets.