- The stores – opening within a week of each another – mark the brand’s fourth city entry in Colombia and underscore the company’s commitment to job creation and growth in the market.
Barranquilla, COLOMBIA - Continuing its expansion plan in Colombia, Alsea – Starbucks Coffee Company retail licensee in the market and the leading restaurant operator in Latin America and Europe – today announced the arrival of two new Starbucks stores in Barranquilla, becoming the fourth city in the country where the company will have a presence. The two new Barranquilla stores build on the 33 Starbucks cafés in Colombia. The first store, opening its doors on November 18, will be located in the Alto Prado area, and the second store, opening on November 27, will be located in Mallplaza.
These new cafes in Barranquilla highlight Starbucks commitment to being the “Third Place” for its customers: home being the first place, work the second place, and Starbucks stores the “Third Place,” where customers can have a good time, be with the people they care about or simply enjoy high quality 100% Colombian coffee and a wide range of handcrafted beverages, seasonal products, and select snacks.
The brand’s stores are spaces where customers can experience a strong feeling of belonging, identity and comfort. They have become a place where human connections are present in daily life, a place surrounded by genuine human warmth. “In the midst of a difficult year with the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to accelerate our expansion plan to contribute to the economic reactivation of Colombia and the Caribbean Coast. We are proud to bring Starbucks to Barranquilla, a key city in our quest to share the Starbucks Experience with Colombians,” said Francisco Tosso, Director of Alsea Colombia.
Since Starbucks arrived in Colombia in 2014 with the opening of its first store in Bogotá, the brand has reinforced its commitment to the market and Colombian coffee. Starbucks, in partnership with Alsea, now hosts 35 stores in four Colombian cities including Bogotá, Medellín, Cali, and Barranquilla.
“With our continued expansion across Colombia, we take our responsibility of being good neighbors very seriously,” added Tosso. “We want to be welcomed everywhere that we do business and positively contribute to our local communities, achieving Starbucks mission of inspiring and nurturing the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time.”
Tosso highlights that the Barranquilla stores honor Starbucks and Alsea’s commitment to the economic development of Colombia, support of the Colombian coffee industry and dedication to job creation.
“The Mallplaza family is proud to welcome Starbucks at our Buenavista complex,” said Juan Manuel Rengifo, Director of Mallplaza Buenavista. “Starbucks arrival is aligned with our goal of permanently amplifying our portfolio of premier brands for both residents and tourists of the Atlantic capital of Barranquilla.”
- Carrera 55 # 98– Mallplaza Buenavista
- Carrera 51B #76-188 – Plaza Doral – sector Villacountry