Starbucks has just announced it will be closing all 379 of its Teavana stores. Most are to be closed by Spring in 2018. Starbucks purchased the struggling Teavana in 2012. These closings will effect over 3000 workers.
Starbucks does say they are expanding their coffee stores and gradually add 240,000 jobs world-wide over the next five years. There will be major expansion in China as they expand their coffee-based shops.
Teavana stores are found mostly in malls. Starbucks will continue to sell Teavana products in their Starbucks shops.
Between 1:00 and 2:00 pm this Friday, July 14, you can get a free tall (12 oz) Teavana Shaken Iced Tea Infusion. There is no promo code – just go in and ask for the drink. You can choose Pineapple Black Tea, Strawberry Green Tea, or Peach Citrus Tea – at participating Starbucks in both U.S. and Canada.
While you are there, you might want to try a new Iced Cascara Coconut Milk Latte. Espresso made with coconut milk, over ice with Cascara syrup – made from the outer shells of the coffee cherries.