The Starbucks Corporation significantly utilizes alliances to expand market reach, improve product image, and develop greater company profitability. Starbucks, due to their market position and attributes, applies a Differentiation Focus strategy as defined by Porter’s Generic Market Theory. A review of Starbucks Corporation’s marketing strategies and alliance strategies proves that the company is being highly successful within this market scope.
Larson, Rebecca, "Marketing Strategy and Alliances Analysis of Starbucks Corporation" (2009). Faculty Publications and Presentations. Paper 10.