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Starbucks Opens World’s First Senior-Run Branch in Mexico City

Global coffee chain Starbucks is giving senior workers in Mexico a chance to show the young folks how to make the best lattes by opening a new store run exclusively by 55-60 year-olds in Mexico City.

There are currently seven workers in the new branch, which includes some special design choices for the elderly, such as lower shelves. The staff are provided with health insurance, two days off per week, and 6.5 hour shifts.

“It took us two years to land the best scheme to contribute to the senior community in Mexico,” said Christian Gurria, Director of Starbucks Mexico. “To open the doors of our shops to senior baristas was not a goal — it was an act of congruence with the inclusion philosophy of Starbucks.”

Matt Kendall

During his 2+ years as Chief Editor at Nearshore Americas, Matt Kendall operated at the heart of both the Nearshore BPO and IT services industries, reporting on the most impactful stories and trends in the sector.

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