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  1. Starbucks in the grinder over water use

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Starbucks found itself in hot water again this week after a Beijing newspaper attacked the company for wasting water. Two articles in the Beijing Evening News accused the company ... that each tap ran for 16 hours a day and that at least 100 tonnes of fresh water flowed each day from the more than 50 Starbucks outlets in Beijing, which suffers from an extreme water shortage. ...

  2. How Starbucks Saved My Life

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Antonella Gambotto-burke

    ... Antonella Gambotto-Burke How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill Bantam, HK$214 Michael Gates Gill, son of The New Yorker's Brendan Gill, may just be the literary figurehead ... the best-selling Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, but Starbucks will be remembered as the lodestar: the tale of how a rich, white, successful, Yale-educated sexagenarian opted for menial ...

  3. HK$41,000 taken in Starbucks holdup

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An English-speaking robber pointed a pistol-like object at two staff at a Starbucks coffee shop in Central and escaped with HK$41,000 yesterday. The man entered the Cochrane Street shop at 7am. It was not open for business, but the main door was unlocked. 'The man declared a robbery and brandished what appeared to be a pistol, pointing it at two employees ...

  4. Shanghai coffee shop buckles to Starbucks' action

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan A small Shanghai cafe has changed its name and logo three months after the city's High Court upheld a copyright infringement claim lodged by Starbucks. The formerly privately run Shanghai Xingbake Cafe renamed its two city outlets the Fang Yun Cafe this month, clearly distancing itself from Xingbake, the Chinese translation of Starbucks. In January the Shanghai ...

  5. Card-carrying orange juice drinker wins a year's free coffee from Starbucks

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng The bean brewers at Starbucks unveiled the winners in their card design competition on Monday at the Fringe Club. ... Starbucks' local general manager. 'I think we got over 100 entries. It's an interesting choice the judges made. It's not as obvious a design as some of the others, but we had certain ...

  6. Starbucks' invasion continues, with coffee chain calling for the doctor

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Jessica Lam It's true. There will probably be a Starbucks in every Hong Kong building soon. So far the coffee chain has 76 ... on the success of Starbucks in hospitals in other Asian markets, we are confident that the Queen Mary shop will become a popular gathering and meeting place for staff and visitors.' All right, ...

  7. Java giveaway at Starbucks

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun, additional reporting by Clara Mak Perhaps it's Starbucks' chairman Howard Schultz's way of thanking everyone for putting him on the recent Forbes billionaire list, but the coffee chain is offering a free cup of fresh brew for all its customers tomorrow from 10am to noon. As part of its Coffee Break in Hong Kong campaign, all 70 stores here ...

  8. Starbucks sets the stage for retail entertainment

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Diana Danyi

    ... to have afternoon tea, many coffee companies have brought this kind of atmosphere to their coffee business. Thomas Hahn, general manager of Starbucks Hong Kong, described the concept as a theatre where the store is the stage, the warm lighting and the furniture are part of the decoration, the smell of coffee sets the scene, and the partners (as the staff are known at Starbucks ...

  9. some like it hot

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Mark Footer

    ... in Hong Kong; true or false? 10 Ubiquitous coffee chain Starbucks took its name from a character in which classic novel? Solution 1 Italian 2 Mulled wine 3 Horlicks 4 Brazil 5 Boston 6 A Flaming ...

  10. Film raises hackles in the coffee shops of power

    Posted Apr 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Clarence Tsui

    ... and the head of corporate responsibility of Starbucks came to the screening and participated in a panel and answered questions from the audience. That's what you call the power of film- how a film ... at coffee-shop chains such as Starbucks, which issued a statement calling the film inaccurate and incomplete. Since the film's release, the chain has also actively promoted a new range of 'Fair ...




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