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  1. Row brewing over Starbucks name

    Posted Aug 05th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... In Nanjing East Road, one of Shanghai's busiest shopping streets, customers sip coffee and munch biscuits in Starbucks. What they do not know is that the shop they are in does not belong to the giant Starbucks of Seattle, with 6,500 outlets around the world, including 30 in Shanghai. This shop belongs to a firm named Shanghai Starbucks Coffee House Company Limited (SSCHCL) ...

  2. Rival gives Starbucks a taste of competition in China

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... A Canadian coffee chain is gearing up to challenge market leader Starbucks by opening stores in China's three major cities within a week. Blenz Coffee, founded in 1992 in Vancouver, an hour's drive from Seattle, the home of Starbucks, opened its first Beijing store last Friday and will open in Guangzhou today and in Shanghai on Thursday. It has chosen a strategy similar ...

  3. Taste of the good life

    Posted Jul 18th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In a couple of days, the most prominent branch of Starbucks (G/F, One Hysan Avenue, tel 2805 6927) in Hong Kong will reopen with a new look - more space, more comfort, and the same good ... up the atmosphere, the experience would not be quite the same. Being spotted sipping coffee at Starbucks is an expression of your love for living. Which is probably why the Hysan Avenue ...

  4. Imitation coffee

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... It is a scorching summer afternoon on Nanjing East Road, the busiest commercial street in China. Welcome to Shanghai Starbucks Coffee Shop, which opened for business two weeks ago. ... sport and drink wine and beer. Something is amiss. Coffee at Starbucks usually costs 18 yuan, the cakes are 10 and the staff wear black and green uniforms. We question a waiter. He looks down ...

  5. In brief

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cubic metres in 2008. Starbucks lifts stakes in taiwan and shanghai Starbucks Coffee International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed Starbucks Coffee Co, said it had increased its equity positions in its Taiwan and Shanghai operations from 5 per cent to 50 per cent. With this transaction, Starbucks will create a 50-50 ownership interest in each of its joint ventures ...

  6. Andrew Lau

    Posted Nov 30th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Starbucks.' Tea: Pu'er or Bo Lei. What couldn't you live without? 'I couldn't do without my hi-fi, which is made by Hong Kong brand Audiospace. I'd be so bored without music, ...

  7. Value of gifts

    Posted Jan 01st 2004, 12:00am by Cynthia Yeung

    ... is always a headache- unless you have quirky friends. When someone you know has a persistent craving for the nondescript Starbucks card found in every outlet- indistinguishable except for the address- you know your job is done. All you have to do is collect one of those cards from a Starbucks in random locations: not only will you be amazed at the omnipresence of this mammoth chain, ...

  8. Teams of corporate gladiators slug it out at the Forum

    Posted Dec 06th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the event's major sponsors. With a jazz band playing and free Starbucks coffee, the spectacle, at The Forum, was enjoyed by a crowd of about 300. The games added $35,000 to the pot for Operation Santa ...

  9. Olympics facelift for Forbidden City begins

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and this kind of spoils it,' he said. As many as 1,000 tourists enter the Forbidden City per hour, jamming its corridors, doorways and overcrowding its recently opened Starbucks coffee outlet. ...

  10. HKEx urged to allow US firms to list

    Posted Dec 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of the internet bubble, the HKEx allowed seven Nasdaq-listed companies- Microsoft, Intel, Dell, Applied Materials, Cisco Systems, Amgen and Starbucks- to trade in Hong Kong under a pilot scheme ...




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