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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 - 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, October 16, 2014

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:50am by LETTERS

    ... America as the world's dominant economy. Fourth, the US has already invaded China culturally, with Nike, Coca-Cola, Apple, Starbucks, McDonald's, KFC, Walmart, Kobe Bryant and even ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, July 26, 2014

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by STAFF

    ... Most read on SCMP.com this week CHINA Taiwanese officials defended their decision to let a TransAsia Airways flight fly during stormy weather. The plane crashed after trying to make an emergency landing on Penghu. Forty-eight people were killed. CHINA Starbucks became the latest international chain to withdraw products from its shelves in the wake of the rotten meat scandal ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Gutter oil scandal reveals stunning lapses in regional food safety checks

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 05:46pm by Albert Cheng

    ... the tainted Taiwanese oil, to make pineapple buns. For the past three years, some 9,000 buns a day were baked using this oil, and were sold at Maxim's cake shops, 7-Eleven stores and Starbucks ...

  10. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by LETTERS

    ... corners of Hong Kong maintain their authenticity as opposed to the monotony of generic US Starbucks and McDonald's establishments that want to take over as much as possible. These local ...




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