With over 16,000 retail outlets in North America, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim, Starbucks, today, is the premier roaster and retailer of specialty coffee around the globe. The Starbucks mission statement means more than the written words – it’s the core philosophy that determines how we conduct business every day. Our vision is to inspire and nurture the human spirit – one person, one cup, and one neighborhood at a time. We are devoted to doing business in ways that are both good to the earth and good to each other. From the way we purchase our coffee, to how we endeavor to minimize our environmental footprint, to our involvement in local communities, we stick to our morals. As a vendor of the world's finest coffee, Starbucks is committed to offering the best experience to all our customers at each of our locations around the world, including Kuwait, KSA, UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain & Oman in the Middle East region. We are fortunate to have the chance to collaborate with numerous communities, and are committed to providing the ultimate Starbucks experience, whilst also respecting local customs and tastes of each country we operate in. We also believe in hiring locally, and at present provide nearly 2700 jobs for more than 30 nationalities including Arab nationals in over 300 operating stores in the region. Starbucks stores have been operating in the Middle East since 1999 through a licensing agreement with trading partner and licensee MH Alshaya WLL, a private Kuwait family business.