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  1. News - China Insider - COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT

    On this street in southern China, you can visit Starbucks Coffee- or rather, 'Sffcccks Coffee'

    Posted Jan 09th 2014, 07:08pm by Jeremy Blum

    ... city of Wuxi, featuring signs that flaunt modified names of famous international stores like Starbucks and Zara. On this commercial street, located near the Wuxi East Railway Station, clothing stores Zara and H&M have morphed into “Zare” and “H&N,” American electronics company Apple is "Appla," Starbucks Coffee has become the bizarre sounding “Sffcccks Coffee" ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1401594/street-southern-china-you-can-visit-starbucks-coffee-or-rather
  2. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1348996/analysis-despite-starbucks-bashing-global-coffee-industry-has
  3. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1336636/cctvs-criticism-starbucks-pricy-coffee-prompts-online-backlash
  4. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china-insider/article/1337931/starbucks-china-deletes-blog-post-widely-seen-attack-cctv
  5. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1336803/starbucks-sues-bangkoks-starbung-coffee-stall-over-use-logo
  6. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1299859/starbucks-sell-only-home-grown-coffee-colombians
  7. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1284166/deaf-customers-mocked-new-york-starbucks-lawsuit-alleges
  8. News - China

    Starbucks aims to become more Chinese as it announces 800 new coffee shops

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 11:01am by Staff Reporters

    ... Staff Reporters Coffee giant Starbucks is advancing its growth plans in China with the opening of its 100th store in Beijing and 800 more in the next three years. “Beijing is where we started our journey in China, opening our first store in 1999, and we are proud to now operate 100 stores across the city and more than 700 throughout mainland China.” Starbucks has announced ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1092002/starbucks-aims-become-more-chinese-it-announces-800-new-coffee-shops
  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    Tourist from Tunisia loses bag full of cash at Starbucks outlet

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 07:38pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Tunisian left bag with cash on a chair in Starbucks … 2 minutes later it was gone Tourist's coffee costs him US$60,000 A tourist from Tunisia lost a bag with US$60,000 in it after leaving it on a chair while he went to the counter to buy a cup of coffee at a Starbucks outlet in Central today. The black Samsonite bag had vanished when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1518847/tourist-tunisia-loses-bag-full-cash-starbucks-outlet
  10. News - World - UNITED STATES

    'Dumb Starbucks' shop opens in Los Angeles, confusing customers

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 01:11pm by Audrey Yoo

    ... Audrey Yoo audrey.yoo@scmp.com A fake Starbucks coffee shop in southern California has caused a stir on US social media, after offering free drinks and pastries to puzzled customers. “Dumb Starbucks,” which parodies the design of the coffee giant, opened on Friday in the Los Feliz neighbourhood of Los Angeles and quickly attracted crowds of curious people. The sign, menu and décor ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1425152/dumb-starbucks-opens-la-becomes-social-media-hit

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