Oct 18 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp <SBUX.O>::STARBUCKS EVOLVES STRUCTURE IN EMEA TO ACCELERATE LONG-TERM STRATEGIC GROWTH.STARBUCKS - INTENTION TO FULLY LICENSE STARBUCKS OPERATIONS WITH LONGSTANDING BUSINESS PARTNER, ALSEA, IN FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM AND LUXEMBOURG.STARBUCKS CORP - INTENDS TO CLOSE SUPPORT CENTRE IN AMSTERDAM.STARBUCKS CORP - COFFEE ROASTING FACILITY TO REMAIN IN NETHERLANDS.STARBUCKS CORP - ALSEA WILL HAVE RIGHTS TO OPERATE AND DEVELOP STARBUCKS STORES IN FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM AND LUXEMBURG MARKETS.STARBUCKS - TO FULLY LICENSE CO'S OPERATIONS IN FRANCE, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM AND LUXEMBURG TO ITS STRATEGIC PARTNER ALSEA, S.A.B. DE C.V..STARBUCKS CORP - STARBUCKS INTENDS TO RESTRUCTURE ITS BACK-OFFICE SUPPORT FUNCTIONS.STARBUCKS - ALSEA WOULD EXPAND RELATIONSHIP WITH CO OUTSIDE OF LATIN AMERICA TO EUROPE, WOULD PARTNER WITH STARBUCKS IN NINE MARKETS GLOBALLY.STARBUCKS CORP - WILL BE INTRODUCING A NEW SUPPORT CENTRE STRUCTURE IN ITS HEAD OFFICE BASED IN LONDON.STARBUCKS - WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE ITS MANUFACTURING SITE IN AMSTERDAM WHICH ROASTS AND PACKAGES ITS ARABICA COFFEE FOR EMEA.STARBUCKS CORP - "WILL CONTINUE TO INVEST IN GROWING A HEALTHY STORE PORTFOLIO".
Alsea SAB de CV <ALSEA.MX>: Said on Monday has reached an agreement to buy 22 stores of Domino's Pizza which have exclusive rights to Domino's brand in some areas on Mexico state, Mexico city and Hidalgo state . To buy all assets of the 22 stores, sees to close the acquisition within weeks .Plans to use acquired rights to open around five new stores in the upcoming year.
Alsea SAB de CV <ALSEA.MX>: Said on Tuesday it had signed an exclusive development contract to operate and develop Chili's restaurants in Chile . With this contract, Alsea agrees to have a minimum of 15 Chili's units operating in the South American country over a period of 10 years .At the end of the first quarter of 2016, Alsea had 53 restaurants of this brand operating in Mexico.
Alsea SAB de CV:Completes acquisition of Italian restaurant chain Archie's Colombia SAS.Says with the acquisition increases presence in Colombia by 130 units of various formats.
Alsea SAB de CV:Estimates that it will invest above 2 bln pesos next year as part of new openings which can exceed 140 units.
Alsea SAB de CV:Acquires remaining stake of 10.23 pct in Grupo Amigos de San Angel SA de CV (GASA), Italian food chain owning 29 points of sale.As of Feb. 2012 company owned 89.77 pct of shares in GASA.
Alsea SAB de CV:Declares FY 2014 dividend of 419,289,363 pesos, that is 0.50 pesos per share.Sets payment date to May 29.
Alsea SAB de CV:Reorganizes its structure dividing its operations into two units Alsea Mexico and Alsea Internacional.Alsea Mexico to remain under Federico Tejado, while current CEO of Alsea Fabian Gosselin will take charge of Alsea Internacional.Both units will report to board of directors led by Chairman Alberto Torrado.
Alsea SAB de CV:Says Fitch Ratings has downgraded its national long-term credit rating on company to A+(mex) from AA-(mex).Outlook stable, CreditWatch negative removed.
Alsea SAB de CV:Fitch Ratings has placed AA-(mex) long-term national scale rating on company on CreditWatch negative.