In a move expected to impact 3,300 jobs, Starbucks announced it is closing all 379 of its Teavana stores, which are mainly located in malls.
Many of the Teavana stores have been persistently underperforming, Starbucks said in a statement Thursday.
"Following a strategic review of the Teavana store business, the company concluded that despite efforts to reverse the trend through creative merchandising and new store designs, the underperformance was likely to continue," the statement said. "As a result, Starbucks will close all 379 Teavana stores over the coming year, with the majority closing by spring 2018."
Starbucks has the following Teavana stores in the Hudson Valley:
Dutchess : Poughkeepsie Galleria
Rockland : The Palisades Center, The Shops at Nanuet
Westchester : The Westchester in White Plains, Ridge Hill in Yonkers
Starbucks said the employees affected "will receive opportunities to apply for positions at Starbucks stores, as Starbucks remains on track to create 240,000 new jobs globally and 68,000 in the U.S. over the next five years."
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