Starbucks Coffee Company and food travel experts SSP have agreed a deal which will see SSP open more than 150 Starbucks stores in Europe over the next three years. The outlets will be established in “prime travel locations”, and SSP hopes to open the first ones within London train stations by the end of this year. It already has three Starbucks units in UK airports.SSP has acquired licensing rights to the Starbucks brand across key European travel markets, covering both railway and airport locations including the UK, France and Germany. An SSP spokeswoman said the company plans to “open the first ones in UK train stations, probably in London, by the end of the calendar year”.
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