4/12/2011

Starbucks launched its first Canadian store in 1987 in Vancouver, about three hours from its Seattle headquarters, and its growth in the country to the north has largely been in the western provinces -- until now. A new expansion plan has the coffee giant heading east, with plans to grow beyond its current 50 stores in French-speaking Quebec and push farther east, battling top Canadian chains Second Cup and Tim Hortons for market share.

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