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  1. Starbucks to grow its own coffee in Puer

    Posted Nov 13th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun in Puer After serving coffee around the world for 39 years, Starbucks plans to start growing its own. And the location for its first global farm will be in Puer city in Yunnan ... The initiatives would complete Starbucks entire value-chain- from seed to cup- in China. The local coffee growing industry expected the involvement by the coffee giant would make the relatively unknown ...

  2. China putting a froth on profits for Starbucks

    Posted Nov 06th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bien Perez Even with all the tea in China, a strong cafe culture has enticed more mainland consumers and helped boost Starbucks Corp's international sales in its fiscal quarter to October. United States-based Starbucks, operator of the world's largest coffeehouse chain, credited its 11-year-old China business- along with operations in Britain and Canada- ...

  3. Starbucks experience a lesson in getting back to basics

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In workshops based on his book, The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary, Dr Joseph Michelli explains key steps that allowed the company to build its ... but essential, there's the importance of taking a long, hard look at a business when things aren't going right and being ready to admit mistakes. Starbucks did that when it became clear ...

  4. Starbucks seeks shop designers

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jan Chan To ensure that newly opened and renovated outlets reflect the character of their neighbourhoods, Starbucks is looking for recruits to join its Asia-Pacific shop design team. ... vice-president of regional operations at Starbucks Coffee Asia-Pacific. 'So, we are looking for a design director to lead the team in Hong Kong and talented design managers.' The roles ...

  5. Whatever next? Starbucks is looking to muscle in on HK's own cha chaan teng

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with butter and stocking milk tea to Cantonese taste buds. Just as Guangdong natives are exploiting the trend by opening their own versions of the fast-food restaurants, now Starbucks also wants ... they sound suspiciously like those old-style cha chaan teng offerings- stocking milk tea and yin-yeung (mixed coffee and tea)- with a bit of extra cream. Starbucks' PR minders say it's ...

  6. Starbucks brews a bigger profile for Yunnan coffee

    Posted May 17th 2010, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Celine Sun Global coffee shop giant Starbucks is gearing up to sell its first China-grown blend in Hong Kong. The romantically named 'South of the Clouds Blend' is a mix of whole beans grown in the southwestern province of Yunnan and the Asia-Pacific region. It is expected to be sold alongside coffees from Latin America and Africa in Starbucks' 100-plus coffee shops ...

  7. Starbucks a veritable melting pot as its multiracial baristas show

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... accounts. However, one coffee chain is trying to put its best multicultural face forward. For its new outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui's iSquare, Starbucks wants it known it is not only an equal ... it is right opposite the Chungking Mansions building, but it is in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui on Nathan Road where many cultures and minorities live and work in Hong Kong,' Starbucks general ...

  8. fireworks

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Reading comprehension Answer the following questions: 1 How many fuses does Tan Bingyan fit in one day? a. 20, 000 b. 800 c. 1,000 d. 80, 000 2 Why were there few children on the streets of village, despite it being school holidays? a. they were working in fireworks factories b. they were studying c. they were at Starbucks d. the children didn't come home for the holidays 3 What ...

  9. Secrets behind the 'retail revolution'

    Posted Aug 14th 2010, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... John Cremer Well before deciding to write about Starbucks, Joseph Michelli knew there was something different about the company. He was familiar with the business basics: its phenomenal ... worldwide, while rewriting many conventional rules of management. His answers can be found in The Starbucks Experience: 5 Principles for Turning Ordinary into Extraordinary. The book is the result ...

  10. CRE buys 80pc of Pacific Coffee

    Posted Jun 30th 2010, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Seng Index, would have to open hundreds of Pacific Coffee outlets in the mainland, where US coffee chain Starbucks has at least 376 outlets. Pacific Coffee, founded in Hong Kong in 1992, has 95 ... than 35 per cent over the next four years to 45,900 tonnes by 2014, according to market research firm Euromonitor International. As for competition from Starbucks, Lai said: 'Competition ...




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