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Starbucks Reopening Its Shanghai Stores in Lockdown Rebound

  • Coffee chain brings back 600 of 940 stores in the key market
  • Covid closings knocked China same-store sales down 23%
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Starbucks Corp. said it’s reopening its stores in Shanghai after a wave of Covid-19 infections and government lockdowns hurt its business in the key Chinese market.

The Seattle-based company has reopened 600 of its 940 stores in the city, a spokeswoman said by email. Starbucks is moving quickly to restart business there on just the third day of Shanghai’s official reopening. Most Starbucks locations are offering mobile ordering only, but the company said it’s working to begin in-store dining soon.