Number of Starbucks stores worldwide from 2003 to 2015

This statistic shows how many Starbucks stores there are worldwide from 2003 to 2015. In 2014, there were 21,366 Starbucks stores around the world, up from 19,767 the previous year - an increase of 1,599 stores.

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Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks has seen expansion on a large scale in recent years, increasing from around seven thousand stores in 2003 to more than 23 thousand in 2015. As of May 2014, the United States, with 11,563 locations, had the largest number of Starbucks stores in the world by far. The country with the second largest number of Starbucks stores, Canada, had just 1,396 locations. Only two other countries had more than one thousand Starbucks stores at this time, China and Japan. Surprisingly, the city with the largest number of Starbucks stores worldwide was found in none of the aforementioned countries. Seoul, in South Korea, had 284 locations as of May 2014.

It seems that, for Starbucks, financial success has gone hand-in-hand with global expansion. In 2015, the chain recorded its highest ever annual revenue of 19.2 billion U.S. dollars, up from a mere four billion in 2003. Despite Starbucks’ success, U.S. consumers often cite other leading beverage chains as their favorite brand, some of which include Krispy Kreme, Tropical Smoothie Cafe and Caribou Coffee. Nevertheless, Starbucks still remains the largest coffee chain in the world.

The coffee and snack shop industry in the U.S. grows year-on-year, with revenues forecasted to exceed 32 billion U.S. dollars in 2016. Within this industry, coffee shops held a 42 percent market share in 2013. In terms of brands, Starbucks was the clear market leader.

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