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  1. Starbucks extending reach in China

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Lloyd

    ... Mary Lloyd Starbucks Coffee International announced plans to take majority control of Coffee Concepts (Southern China) and will expand its presence on the mainland. Starbucks now holds ... days, Starbucks will hold 51 per cent. Maxim's retains majority control of the joint venture that operates coffee houses in Hong Kong and Macau, and the new agreement extends the life ...

  2. A Starbucks is born

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... the stereotype by having her Hong Kong show sponsored by none other than Starbucks. But then Krall is known for not really caring what people think about her, with interview skills that veer from blunt ...

  3. Friendly neighbour Starbucks keeps growth on the boil

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... attention to the simple things, such as a welcoming smile or remembering someone's name. It is those warm and friendly extra touches that have underpinned the success of Starbucks and helped ... and running before moving on to the next one,' said Martin Lee, executive director of Coffee Concepts (Hong Kong), a joint venture between Starbucks International and Maxim's Caterers, which ...

  4. A fresh brew

    Posted Jul 14th 2005, 12:00am by Michael Fahey

    ... Michael Fahey, Taipei Look at all the Starbucks', a recently arrived friend from the United States said with a note of dejection in his voice. 'Taipei is so westernised.' With more than 70 branches of Starbucks in Taipei alone, he has a point. For many, Starbucks is an index of the triumph of American-style globalisation, perhaps even more hated than McDonald's. ...

  5. Angels spread wings for coffee drinkers

    Posted Dec 09th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter They fluttered into the coffee shop with feathered wings and hymn books. Customers were serenaded by the Starbucks Coffee Voices of Angels with renditions of Jingle Bells ... Hong Kong, will show up for an hour each day at coffee shops across the city. During that hour, rather than paying Starbucks for their coffee and other beverages, the public can put the money ...

  6. Cost of a coffee fix bubbling upwards

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rachel Zeng Like Hong Kong's economy, the cost of daily caffeine fixes in coffee shops is on the boil. No matter what your preference- latte, cappuccino, espresso- the cost, in general, has gone up between $1 and $2 a cup in all the city's recognised coffee houses. The cost of a cup of coffee at Starbucks has risen by $2 since April 9, while in Pacific Coffee shops ...

  7. Sober start ahead of final fury

    Posted Mar 21st 2005, 12:00am by William Wadsworth

    ... yesterday morning. There were record queues at Starbucks and the aroma on the South Stand seemed a rich mix of methane and latte that suggested the end of the good, bad old days of getting blitzed ... 'We always start with Starbucks and then move on to the beer and the bloody marys.' Ah, must be a softee Pommy thing. Even the Kiwis abstained. Gus and John from Auckland and Andy from ...

  8. Your chance to be Santa Claus

    Posted Nov 30th 2005, 12:00am by Annemarie Evans

    ... in. Starbucks Coffee has launched a multi-faceted campaign in conjunction with Operation Santa Claus. One of those facets is that customers can take a wrapped gift of a new toy ... then it involves the children in the fun of giving and preparing the gifts,' said Thomas Hahn, general manager for Starbucks Hong Kong. All children who donate a present will receive a lollipop from ...

  9. City's romance with coffee gives grounds for optimism

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Starbucks and HK partner Maxim's Caterers have styled their shops around local tastes, writes Neil Gough Until recently the chances of chasing down a decent cup of coffee in greater ... of milk tea or sickly sweet condensed milk, but that's about as far as it went. So it is no small wonder that Starbucks, which opened its first outlet in Beijing in 1999 and in Hong Kong ...

  10. Coffee purveyor offers lessons in success- and the odd failure

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer THE RAPID expansion of Starbucks in Hong Kong, the United States and Europe is attracting increasing attention from academics and professionals. On a recent visit to Hong Kong, ... thinking and decision-making skills. The one-off session examined the real-life case of Starbucks, asking participants to put themselves in the shoes of the company's chief executive for a few ...




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