Starbucks on Thursday (16) opened its first store in Rio Grande do Sul, in partnership with South Rock, the brand’s licensed operator in Brazil.
The store is located in BarraShoppingSul, in Porto Alegre. It will be open Monday through Saturday, from 10 am to 10 pm, and on Sundays from 11 am to 9 pm.
Starbucks plans to open five more stores in the state by the end of 2021, which will be located in ParkShopping Canoas, in the city of Canoas; Three at Salgado Filho International Airport and one at Rua dos Andradas (Porto Alegre centre).
Through these six stores, the company intends to employ about 80 partners (collaborators) from Rio Grande do Sul and create about 360 indirect jobs.
“We are excited to open our first Starbucks store in Rio Grande do Sul and to share our passion for coffee with the locals, who build on Porto Alegre’s uniqueness and tradition, while creating business opportunities,” said Claudia Malaguera, CEO of Starbucks in Brazil. .
“We are keen to connect with the community and build meaningful relationships with Gaucho customers as we look to an exciting future in the state,” he added.
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