Press release - July 2011 Gist enter supply chain partnership with Starbucks This new long-term logistics partnership will see, for the first time within the Starbucks organisation, consolidated daily deliveries of ambient, chill and dairy products through their retail stores across the UK and Ireland. Gist, who specialises in temperature and time sensitive supply chains, will consolidate the three currently separate supply chains for ambient, chill and dairy products into a single, flexible and cost-efficient logistics operation. Significantly reduced numbers of store deliveries, to be undertaken overnight, will reduce traffic congestion and cut disruption to store teams who will be freed up to focus on delivering great service to customers. Starbucks will also benefit from reduced operational costs, increased flexibility and improved environmental performance through network optimisation. The new solution will cut the number of deliveries to each Starbucks store by more than 50%. Individual store orders will be picked and delivered to all 700+ Starbucks locations across the UK and Ireland using Gist's extensive temperature-controlled distribution network.