Store openings in the northern port city mark the brand’s 13th city entry in Chile; underscores Starbucks commitment to job creation and growth in the market.
Santiago, Chile – Starbucks today announced the expansion of its coffee experience to Antofagasta – Chile’s third-largest city and a significant port and service hub for the northern region. As part of its continued growth plans in the market, Alsea, Starbucks operating licensee in Chile, will open two new stores, located in Antofagasta’s Parque Angamos and Paseo La Portada districts.
Starbucks stores are designed to enhance human connection made over a cup of coffee and to reflect the communities they serve. The two new Antofagasta cafés feature designs inspired by the port city’s mining history and proximity to the Atacama Desert. The cafés will provide a warm and welcoming experience for customers to enjoy high-quality arabica coffee from Latin America and around the world, handcrafted by passionate baristas.
“We are delighted to bring the Starbucks Experience to customers in Antofagasta, expanding our footprint into northern Chile for the first time. Our store designers have created a space that highlights the beauty of this historical mining location and the moments of connection that so many of our customers enjoy,” said Soledad Fantuzzi, Starbucks Southern Cone Marketing Manager.
Offerings at the two Antofagasta cafes will include classic Starbucks menu items, such as the signature Caramel Frappuccino® Blended Beverage, flavored Lattes, and an extensive selection of sandwiches and sweet treats.
Since Starbucks arrived in Chile in 2014 with its first store in Santiago, the brand remains committed to its Chilean customers. With the new café openings, Starbucks Chile boasts over 145 stores in the market, with more than 2,000 Starbucks Chile partners (employees) proudly wearing the green apron nationwide.
“Growing within the Chilean market is a priority for Starbucks, and we plan to open more stores in the coming years, with a shared commitment to create local employment opportunities and provide a unique customer experience. We look forward to continuing to connect with customers in Antofagasta,” added Fantuzzi.
The new stores, located at Av. Angamos 02170, local 108 A and Av. Pedro Aguirre Cerda 10578, local 124, are open from 09:00 to 21:00 hrs.
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