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  1. News - China Insider - Consumption

    Analysis: Despite Starbucks-bashing, global coffee industry has China firmly in its sights

    Posted Nov 06th 2013, 03:22pm by George McKibbens

    ... jewellery, to cars and to dishwashers. Now Starbucks lattés can be added to this list of luxury scams-- at least according to official Chinese media including CCTV, the state broadcaster, who accused ... by saying, “Chinese understand why we charge more,” a comment that triggered an immediate backlash online from Chinese consumers. The partner of Starbucks in China is Yunnan’s Ai Ni Company, which ...

  2. News - China Insider - ENTERPRISE

    CCTV's criticism of Starbucks 'pricey coffee' prompts online backlash

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 06:58pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Chinese state television’s criticism of Starbucks’ “hefty product prices” in China and its demands for the coffee chain to be fair and to avoid price ... estimated a tall cafe latte costs barely less than five yuan to make. It also said Starbucks’ 32 per cent profit margin in the China/Asian-Pacific region in the second quarter of its 2013 fiscal ...

  3. News - China Insider - ENTERPRISE

    Starbucks China deletes blog post seen as rude rebuttal of CCTV accusation

    Posted Oct 23rd 2013, 02:10pm by Chris Luo

    ... Chris Luo chris.luo@scmp.com Starbucks China on Tuesday deleted a microblog post that was widely interpreted online as a veiled message hitting back at the state television that recently ... more coffee- I couldn’t agree more”. It was published on Monday morning, a day after state broadcaster CCTV revealed that a typical Starbucks coffee sold in Beijing outpriced the company’s same ...

  4. News - Asia - THAILAND

    Starbucks sues Bangkok's 'Starbung' coffee stall over use of logo

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 11:33pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Bangkok Starbucks frothing over 'Starbung' Starbucks has filed a lawsuit against a Bangkok-based coffee stall owner in a dispute over its logo. The US firm says ... rights. It is suing Damrong and his brother Damras, with whom he operates the stall, for 300,000 baht (HKS75,000). Starbucks filed a cease-and-desist letter late last year and called ...

  5. News - World - COLOMBIA

    Starbucks to sell only home-grown coffee to Colombians

    Posted Aug 28th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in New York Starbucks to sell only home-grown coffee to Colombians Starbucks Coffee Company, which has exported coffee beans from Colombia for more than four decades, plans to open ... to open up in Colombia," said Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz, adding that he hoped to open at least six stores in the first year. A military crackdown on drug-funded insurgent ...

  6. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Deaf customers mocked at New York Starbucks, lawsuit alleges

    Posted Jul 17th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Some Starbucks workers in New York were so rude to deaf customers they mocked them and called the police to try to get them kicked out, a lawsuit says. The lawsuit seeks unspecified ... others objected to a monthly meeting of a group of deaf people and called police. Starbucks spokeswoman Jamie Riley said the company, which refers to its employees as partners, is investigating. ...

  7. News - China - MEDIA

    CCTV report on Starbucks triggered storm of internal dissent

    Posted Dec 14th 2013, 05:22am by Reuters

    ... on Starbucks A CCTV investigative report accusing Starbucks of overcharging mainland customers for coffee triggered enormous disquiet among journalists at the network and even some soul-searching after it aired. The October segment- the brainchild of a network executive who noticed Starbucks coffee cost more on the mainland than in Britain- was mocked by internet users and criticised by economic ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Reaction cool to CCTV criticism of Starbucks' prices

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:59am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li State broadcaster notes high prices charged by coffee giant compared with other markets, but reaction to report is cool Some find CCTV's criticism of Starbucks hard ... of the average mainlander. One example was the state broadcaster's report last week criticising Starbucks for the relatively high prices it charges for its coffee on the mainland. But while some ...

  9. News - China Insider - ECONOMY

    After Apple, is Starbucks Chinese state media’s next target?

    Posted Oct 18th 2013, 05:03pm by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com A Chinese state-run newspaper blasted Starbucks for “profiteering” in the mainland raising concerns that the world’s largest café-chain could ... by the official Xinhua news agency, chastised Starbucks for selling its coffee at a higher price in Beijing than in Hong Kong, London, Tokyo or New York, even though average income in the city ...

  10. News - World - SOCIETY

    Starbucks caught in trademark row over teatime treat

    Posted Oct 09th 2013, 01:34pm by The Guardian

    ... The Guardian Starbucks caught up in Duffin bun fight A couple of years ago American baker Bea Vo, proud proprietor of the much-admired London tearooms Bea's of Bloomsbury, crossed ... four cafes and on her website, and has been widely written about. So Vo was taken aback last week to be alerted via Twitter that Starbucks had just launched a product that took "the best ...




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