Finnish retail giant Kesko partners with Starbucks
Kesko Food and Starbucks Coffee Company have entered into a licensing agreement to open Starbucks stores within Kesko’s K-stores throughout Finland.
The first store will open in K-citymarket Sello in Espoo later this year, with further locations planned for key business areas, including outside greater Helsinki.
Kesko is one of Finland`s biggest retailers and key operators in the grocery channel, with about 2 000 stores in the Nordics and Baltic regions, Russia and Belarus.
”People in Finland drink more coffee on average than almost any other country globally, so this is a great opportunity for us to bring our premium coffee to Finnish coffee fans,” says vice president of branded solutions at Starbucks EMEA Arjan Oudejans.