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Starbucks partners with UberEats in Japan


(Reuters) - Corp said on Wednesday it was partnering with UberEats to deliver and in starting Friday, as the world's largest chain looks to boost sales in Japan, one of its major markets.

has been facing intense competition in the and China, its two largest markets, and has been exploring newer avenues to help drive sales.

The company tied up with earlier this year to deliver its in Chinese cities after regulators cracked down on third-party delivery services in the country.

said it planned to open 100 new outlets every year in that would take its store count to 1,700 by the end of 2021.

The company said the delivery program with UberEats would be available in three stores in Tokyo, two in Shinjuku and one in Roppongi.

It will also collaborate with social media platform LINE on technologies, including digital payments, Starbucks said in a statement.

(Reporting by Soundarya J in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)

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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 10:23 IST