Peet’s Coffee & Tea announced the opening of seven store locations in the Detroit, Mich. metro area. Through November, stores will open in Shelby Township, Rochester Hills, Commerce, Novi, Royal Oak, Grosse Pointe and Ann Arbor.
“Our successful expansion into Ohio and Pennsylvania brought Peet’s coffee to new customers in more neighborhoods in the U.S., and we’re excited to now offer our hand-roasted, quality coffee to Peet’s fans and new customers in Michigan,” said David Burwick, president and CEO of Peet’s Coffee & Tea, in a prepared statement. “The Detroit and Ann Arbor areas are important communities to us, and we’re pleased to bring more jobs to these areas, working together with local businesses and organizations to help these economies thrive.”
Peet’s plans to donate one dollar to Mercy Education Project for every customer who visits its Detroit-area stores on the grand opening day, up to five thousand dollars. Mercy Education Project’s mission is to provide educational opportunities, life skills development and cultural enrichment for women and girls who have limited access to resources to enable them to improve the quality of their lives.
“Mercy Education Project strongly values its local community partnerships and we are excited to work together with Peet’s Coffee & Tea to further support those living in the Detroit metro area,” said Amy Amador, executive director of Mercy Education Project. “This generous donation will help support our educational services program and we look forward to fostering a long-term relationship with Peet’s.”
Peet’s partners with local bakeries in each of its communities to provide fresh pastries every day that complement its quality coffee and tea – baked items are never frozen or stored overnight. In Michigan, Peet’s is proud to partner with Michigan institution Zingerman’s Bakehouse which is known for its unique and delectable desserts. This partnership is evidence of the company’s support of the local economy. “Peet’s and Zingerman’s are like-minded brands that focus on delivering an unparalleled experience and never compromise product quality or freshness. We use the best ingredients and stand by our traditional baking methods so that customers can really taste the difference,” said Amy Emberling, managing partner of Zingerman's Bakehouse. “We’re excited to expand our business to include the daily delivery of fresh baked goods to their stores.”
Beginning next year, Peet’s will continue to roll out new stores throughout the Midwest and East Coast.