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Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby Swisha » January 29th, 2016, 7:48 pm

Prestige Holdings Limited will open the first Starbucks store later this year, after acquiring the license to operate the popular franchise in this country.

The announcement came via a statement by Wise Equities Limited.

CNC3 has acquired a copy of the statement:

"Prestige Holdings Limited (PHL) has been appointed as the licensee of Starbucks Coffee Company (NASDAQ: SBUX) for the Trinidad and Tobago market and plans to open the first store this year. This marks a tremendous achievement for Prestige Holdings as Starbucks stores will join their brand portfolio with KFC, Pizza Hut, TGI Fridays and Subway restaurants. For Starbucks Coffee Company, the Trinidad and Tobago market will represent the company’s 16th market in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

“We are pleased to be working with Starbucks and look forward to leveraging our expertise and knowledge of the market to deliver the Starbucks Experience to customers in Trinidad and Tobago,” said Charles Pashley, Chief Executive Officer of Prestige Holdings Limited.

“Like Starbucks, we are committed to creating moments of connection for our valued customers by delivering a fantastic retail experience, high-quality products and world class operations.”

Since launching the brand in Latin America, Starbucks has grown to over 940 stores across its existing 15 markets, 14 of which are operated by its trusted licensing partners. In the Caribbean, Starbucks licensees currently operate 33 stores across Aruba, The Bahamas, Curacao, and Puerto Rico, making Trinidad and Tobago its fifth market in the region.

“We are proud to bring the Starbucks Experience to Trinidad and Tobago, marking a key milestone in our continued efforts to expand operations across the Caribbean,” said Ricardo Rico, Starbucks Vice President for Latin America operations. “We look forward to opening our first store in the market and sharing our deep passion and knowledge of the best coffees from around the world.”

Since 1972, PHL has been at the center of Trinidad and Tobago’s business landscape providing customers with a one of a kind retail dining experience. PHL will be responsible for delivering the Starbucks iconic coffeehouse experience to customers and overseeing the brand’s growth in the market."

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby SRASC » January 29th, 2016, 7:48 pm

About time

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby pugboy » January 29th, 2016, 7:56 pm

What do you think would be the big selling product for them locally ?

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby Duane 3NE 2NR » January 29th, 2016, 8:04 pm

Hope they get better reviews than Denny's in Trinidad

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby Habit7 » January 29th, 2016, 8:04 pm

I don't blame Prestige Holdings for furthering their business. But Trinis need to cut this inferiority syndrome out and just patronise our own Rituals. Starbucks isnt going to be much different just more trendy.

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby S_2NR » January 29th, 2016, 8:08 pm

That sheit gonna be EXPENSIVE. it's already overpriced abroad.

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby konartis » January 29th, 2016, 8:10 pm

Rituals coffee is really good, always great service... the only thing that wud encourage me to go starbucks is if they have lower prices.

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby hustla_ambition101 » January 29th, 2016, 8:11 pm

Habit7 wrote:I don't blame Prestige Holdings for furthering their business. But Trinis need to cut this inferiority syndrome out and just patronise our own Rituals. Starbucks isnt going to be much different just more trendy.



How much for a 20oz coke in Rituals now?

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby S_2NR » January 29th, 2016, 8:23 pm

Lol rituals is a laughing stock. They are ridiculous in price. No way in hell Starbucks service gonna be good and operated by prestige. Going to be just like KFC/subway.

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby eurotuner » January 29th, 2016, 9:06 pm

i give em 8months

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby zoom rader » January 29th, 2016, 9:20 pm

S_2NR wrote:Lol rituals is a laughing stock. They are ridiculous in price. No way in hell Starbucks service gonna be good and operated by prestige. Going to be just like KFC/subway.


Guntress will be employed , be greeted by " warr yuh want"

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby tr1ad » January 29th, 2016, 9:40 pm

And rituals will "rebrand" real quick ....
All this recession and more places to spend money

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby De Dragon » January 29th, 2016, 9:41 pm

Ah wonder if'n Starbucks go have Hong Wing?

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby zoom rader » January 29th, 2016, 9:42 pm

Time to boycott Rituals, they are PNM financiers

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby S_2NR » January 29th, 2016, 10:06 pm

zoom rader wrote:
S_2NR wrote:Lol rituals is a laughing stock. They are ridiculous in price. No way in hell Starbucks service gonna be good and operated by prestige. Going to be just like KFC/subway.


Guntress will be employed , be greeted by " warr yuh want"


they better start training these guntresses from now. most of them probably dont even know about half of what goes into a starbucks latte. all them know is spicy or original :lol:

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby teems1 » January 30th, 2016, 12:10 am

S_2NR wrote:
zoom rader wrote:
S_2NR wrote:Lol rituals is a laughing stock. They are ridiculous in price. No way in hell Starbucks service gonna be good and operated by prestige. Going to be just like KFC/subway.


Guntress will be employed , be greeted by " warr yuh want"


they better start training these guntresses from now. most of them probably dont even know about half of what goes into a starbucks latte. all them know is spicy or original :lol:


Isn't a latte just a simple espresso shot + steamed milk?

I doubt they could mess that up.

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby mars » January 30th, 2016, 12:19 am

konartis wrote:Rituals coffee is really good, always great service...


This...

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby j.o.e » January 30th, 2016, 12:42 am

Rituals ah di realest. Outside with Starbucks

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby S_2NR » January 30th, 2016, 12:43 am

teems1 wrote:
S_2NR wrote:
zoom rader wrote:
S_2NR wrote:Lol rituals is a laughing stock. They are ridiculous in price. No way in hell Starbucks service gonna be good and operated by prestige. Going to be just like KFC/subway.


Guntress will be employed , be greeted by " warr yuh want"


they better start training these guntresses from now. most of them probably dont even know about half of what goes into a starbucks latte. all them know is spicy or original :lol:


Isn't a latte just a simple espresso shot + steamed milk?

I doubt they could mess that up.

More than that. When buying starbucks there are a lot of modifications one can make to the drink to personalize it. I'll go and tell them to make my 'upside down caramel macchiato' and see what happens lol.

It can get very complicated for a guntress very fast http://blinkie.org/starbucks-drinks-simplified-kinda-2/

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby pugboy » January 30th, 2016, 3:15 am

There is only so much you can get a kfc type worker to do job wise
This will be interesting as Denny's. Found out

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby stev » January 30th, 2016, 3:46 am

Duane 3NE 2NR wrote:Hope they get better reviews than Denny's in Trinidad


hope the 1st pic of Starbucks on tuner isnt upside down :|
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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby pete » January 30th, 2016, 8:56 am

Might be a hard market to get into. With Rituals and now Coffee Beanery providing the same basic atmosphere and all the places you can get instant coffee at a lower price.

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby 10-01 » January 30th, 2016, 9:06 am

pete wrote:Might be a hard market to get into. With Rituals and now Coffee Beanery providing the same basic atmosphere and all the places you can get instant coffee at a lower price.


alot of trini folks / and people in general pay for "name" ..... jus like a man wearing a prada watch and a man wearing a rep both can tel the time but at a different cost ...

men will buy strbuks even thou of the price wait and see 8-)

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby pugboy » January 30th, 2016, 12:13 pm

real espresso made with fresh ground coffee tamped in a portafilter and using a real espresso machine is not possible with the skill set of the kfc type workers.
When done wrong the coffee comes out tasting bad.

This has been proven at Rituals even though they have brought in foreign baristas to train their staff.

It is not any different that making hand stretched pizza in a brick oven, the local food service folks are just not capable.

The products which will sell are the mixed chiller drinks
but then again those are pricey.

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby Dizzy28 » January 30th, 2016, 12:58 pm

Another foreign brand to come and die a Trini death due to poor service.

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby K74T » January 30th, 2016, 1:00 pm

LOL @ facebook folks saying that Rituals will "buss" and "daz it fuh Rituals"

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby racedriverpro » January 30th, 2016, 2:18 pm

More guntress who doh wear they size to look at...

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby shogun » January 30th, 2016, 2:24 pm

Surprised Starbucks took this long to give the Trini marker a try. We'll see what happens.

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby WarrLordd » January 30th, 2016, 8:01 pm

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Re: Starbucks coming to T&T

Postby stev » January 30th, 2016, 8:14 pm

so expect about $40 for a fancy coffee?

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