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  1. 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 ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:25am by STAFF

    ... We believe that high prices are being caused by corruption Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered charges against a tycoon and officials over alleged gas price-fixing   While we appreciate the humour, they cannot use our name, which is a protected trademark Starbucks reacts to the 'Dumb Starbucks' pop-up coffee shop opened by Canadian comic Nathan Fielder in Los ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Is Starbucks overcharging? Chinese coffee drinkers ask

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 11:10am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Beijing’s Starbucks lovers are wondering why they are paying 22 yuan (HK$27.5) for a cup of regular coffee that only sells for 11 yuan in San Francisco. In a heated online ... might contribute to the higher price, some also believe the coffee chain charges more simply to satisfy the vanity of Chinese buyers. Drinking Starbucks coffee is generally seen as sophisticated ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MR. SHANGKONG

    What does Starbucks say of your status?

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen There is a not-so-subtle pecking order to be observed among Hong Kong's big-money operators and the places they take their clients to talk business What does a Starbucks ... several banks and wealth-management firms: a branch of Starbucks, and the pricier Classified. Some industry insiders say Starbucks is often occupied by junior, associate-level bankers conferring ...

  5. Business - Companies - COFFEE

    Nestle grows China coffee investment

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 11:26am by Doug Young

    ... commitment looks remarkably similar to another big announcement nearly two years ago from Starbucks (NYSE: SBUX), one of the coffee industry's other major boosters and a big investor in China. That move saw Starbucks set up a joint venture to process, purchase and export locally grown arabica coffee beans from Yunnan. That announcement followed an earlier commitment by Starbucks to work ...

  6. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Nov 14th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... overcharged by Starbucks: Joseph Ko- Stop thinking that Starbucks is selling coffee per se, it is selling status. It costs a lot more for that product regarded as [supreme] in China, and that's the reason. Sam Ho- Starbucks is a famous brand, and often for the rich, drinking Starbucks coffee represents their wealth and identity. To get the loyalty of these people, Starbucks has to charge ...

  7. Business - Companies

    Weibo: Tech execs trash CCTV consumer rights show

    Posted Mar 17th 2014, 01:32pm by Doug Young

    ... cases that tried to expose bad business practices. One of those saw CCTV criticize Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) for its high prices, only to see many Chinese come to the coffee chain's defense ...

  8. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Paper talk, June 1, 2013

    Posted Jun 01st 2013, 12:00am

    ... a dispute with the former student union early this year and this had led to the union's bank account being frozen.   Wednesday, Apple Daily Starbucks found using water from tap near toilet Apple Daily reporters found the Starbucks on the ground floor of the Bank of China Tower in Central had been using water from a tap near a urinal in a toilet block to prepare beverages since ...

  9. Comment - Blogs - CULTURE

    Movie Reviews: The Lego Movie and The Butler

    Posted Feb 07th 2014, 06:06pm by Jason Y Ng

    ... Jason Y Ng The Lego Movie Like many people, I was sceptical when I first heard the idea of a movie based on the Danish toy brand. Do I really want to spend two hours watching mini-figures with stubby limbs and moulded toupees run around a brick city? And what's next? An IKEA movie? The Starbucks trilogy? Boy was I wrong. The Lego Movie is fast-paced, action-packed, clever and, ...

  10. Business - Money

    Nigella Lawson and Charles Saatchi- ‘first world’ problems

    Posted Dec 24th 2013, 06:01pm by Anna Healy Fenton

    ... lemonade and Starbucks instant Frappuccino to take on trips. Well apart from having dire taste in coffee, this just sounds like a man who knows what he likes. He also bulk-bought TV remotes so he ...




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