Finland’s first Starbucks opens at Helsinki Airport


Starbucks (c) by Dimitri N.

World’s largest coffee chain Starbucks opens its first cafeteria in Finland. The new venue will be located at Helsinki-Vantaa airport terminal 2, and will be available for non-passengers as well.

Later this year another Starbucks will open at the airport. There are also plans for Starbucks to open 15 to 20 cafeterias in other parts of Finland.

Starbucks was founded in 1971 in Seattle and operates currently in 57 countries with more than 17 000 venues.

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  • 19 Mar 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I hope Starbucks first venture into Finland is its last in this country that has wonderful home built coffee shops. I find Starbucks predatory moves into many cities has killed a lot of the traditional coffee shops and their associated culture.

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      20 Mar 2012 | Permalink | Reply

      Mostly agree, but Finland’s restaurants and cafeterias have survived many other global chains (McDonald’s, Pizza Hut, Subways etc.). Some serious competition might even improve the quality of existing coffee shop chains (Wayne’s Coffee and Robert’s Coffee), increase the awareness of (over-priced) coffee products and thus result in opening of new cafés. What do you think?

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