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 Starbucks led the charge of ‘second wave coffee’, and today has over 27,000 stores worldwide; with a third of these located overseas. Between 1987 and 2007, the coffee conglomerate opened an average of two stores every day.
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An unsurprising top competitor owing to its $22.38bn revenue figure which is almost 7.5 times that of the nearest competitor, to many around the world Starbucks simply is coffee. Founded in Seattle in 1971, Starbucks led the charge of ‘second wave coffee’, and today has over 27,000 stores worldwide; with a third of these located overseas. Between 1987 and 2007, the coffee conglomerate opened an average of two stores every day.