Starbucks Grows Delivery Through Uber Eats And Alibaba Partnerships

Starbucks is expanding its delivery capabilities across China, Japan and the U.S. through partnerships with Uber Eats and Alibaba. The coffee retailer also is bolstering its retail presence with a range of Starbucks-branded products for the Nespresso and Dolce Gusto systems.

Starbucks recently launched a pilot of the Starbucks Delivers program in both Tokyo and Miami through Uber Eats. The retailer plans to expand delivery to at least 25% of its U.S. company-owned stores by early 2019.

Delivery in China debuted three months ago and already reaches 2,000 locations across 30 cities. The service taps the…