Starbucks says it will close 150 poorly performing stores next year

21 June, 2018, 05:16 | Author: Kenneth Collins
  • Starbucks says it will close 150 poorly performing stores next year

In the past year, Starbucks has opened nearly 1,000 new stores in the Americas, which includes the U.S., Canada and Latin America.

"It is not an excuse", for the 1 percent growth rate, Johnson added.

Although business overseas has been booming and the chain has been opening more and more cafes, USA sales growth has stalled for the company that brought espresso to the masses.

As for store closures, Johnson said the ones it's targeting are unlikely to be moved or replaced, with their business ideally moving to other shops and raising overall system performance.

"It seems fairly clear that the low-hanging fruit on causing everybody to get addicted to their (Starbucks) fantastic products is kind of in the rear-view mirror", said Tony Scherrer, director of research at Smead Capital Management".

Starbucks said it expects same-store sales to grow 1% in its third fiscal quarter of 2017.

The former Chairman Howard Schultz stepped down earlier in June. "That becomes an area of concern for Starbucks".

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Starbucks will be closing 150 poorly-performing stores in 2019. Most of the new locations it opens will be in underserved markets.

"We're putting more of our energy into that afternoon day part and the portfolio of beverages that are offsetting some of the declines we're seeing in Frappuccino beverages", Johnson said, citing a consumer shift away from sugary drinks.

The company also stated that in 2019, it will roll out a "redesigned Starbucks Rewards program that provides customers more choice around redemptions and payment".

Starbucks also announced a number of strategic changes.

Johnson said Starbucks has not reached saturation point in the US, but it will be more strategic about where it puts new stores, focusing on underpenetrated markets in "Middle America".

The company also said it would look to cut general and administrative expenses with plans to partner with an external consultant to speed up the process.


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