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Starbucks to Exit Russia After Pausing Business There in March

  • The coffee chain will end all brand presence in Russia
  • Global brands have left since the invasion of Ukraine

Starbucks Corp. will exit Russia completely, marking the latest corporate withdrawal from the country after its invasion of Ukraine. 

In March, Starbucks said its licensed partner had agreed to immediately suspend operations at all 130 of its stores in Russia. The more recent decision will mean ending its brand presence in the country, with the company paying nearly 2,000 workers for six months and providing help for job transitions, Starbucks told employees Monday.