Istanbul, Sep 7 () - Starbucks does not plan to sell alcoholic beverages in Turkey, its country business director Tunç Tunaveli has said, as reported by Turkish daily Dünya.
Starbucks has been testing alcohol sales at select stores in the Chicago area since 2012, and it has recently begun selling beer and wine at a number of other locations throughout the U.S.
“We do not have any plan to sell alcoholic beverages in Turkey at the moment of now. Different strategies can be drawn up for the characteristics of any market … Selling alcoholic beverages is not a priority for us in Turkey,” said Tunaveli.
He also stated that there are currently a total of 250 Starbucks stores in 22 provinces across Turkey, and the company plans to expand to a 23rd province.