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  1. 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 ...

  2. Starbucks thinks outside coffee cup

    Posted Apr 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Coffee giant Starbucks aims to widen its range of mainland investments, including an expansion outside of its core business. Starbucks China and Asia-Pacific ... Starbucks, which posted a 16 per cent year-on-year increase in total revenue to US$3.4 billion in its fiscal first quarter ended January 1, has about 10,000 staff on the mainland and directly owns ...

  3. Starbucks brews full ownership deal

    Posted Jun 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Starbucks, the world's largest coffee shop chain operator, has reached an agreement with long-time jointventure partner Maxim's Caterers to take full control of more than half of its retail stores on the mainland. As part of that deal, Maxim's acquired Starbucks' remaining stake in its business in Hong Kong and Macau, assuming ...

  4. Starbucks plans stock options for mainland staff

    Posted Dec 18th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Neil Gough Scheme covers ventures in which US coffee chain has a controlling stake Starbucks Corp, the US coffee chain with more than 12,000 outlets worldwide, will issue stock options ... of almost 5,000 mainland employees, from top executives to the floor staff who grind beans and pour lattes, including part-time employees who work more than 20 hours per week, Starbucks founder ...

  5. Starbucks sets sights on China despite copycats

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing United States coffee retailer Starbucks has identified the mainland as its top global priority and expects the country to become its second-largest market after the US, Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz said in Beijing yesterday. But the company faces numerous challenges convincing the world's largest tea-drinking nation to switch to coffee, ...

  6. Cost of a coffee fix bubbling upwards

    Posted May 23rd 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Rachel Zeng Like Hong Kong's economy, the cost of daily caffeine fixes in coffee shops is on the boil. No matter what your preference- latte, cappuccino, espresso- the cost, in general, has gone up between $1 and $2 a cup in all the city's recognised coffee houses. The cost of a cup of coffee at Starbucks has risen by $2 since April 9, while in Pacific Coffee shops ...

  7. Pacific Coffee aims to cause a stir

    Posted Dec 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the mainland market is only a fraction of that of rival Starbucks, which opened its 500th outlet in October. CRE recently said it aims to open 1,000 outlets in the mainland to take on Starbucks, which ...

  8. Have a coffee, and think public relations

    Posted Mar 06th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini When Starbucks opened an outlet in the Forbidden City in 2000, many locals were outraged. But when the same round, green sign was hung up at the end of last year ... but I also have to look at the fact that the business we're doing in those locations has been so busy and so well supported,' he said. Mr Schultz joined Starbucks as director of operations ...

  9. Business - Money - TAXATION

    The Week Explained: Tax Avoidance

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... a coffee specialist) have discovered that there is also something dubious about Starbucks' tax arrangements. Starbucks is under fire in Britain for paying no corporate tax in the past three years despite sales of £1.2 billion (HK$15 billion). Starbucks says it paid no tax because it made no money. Yet it has consistently told shareholders its British operations are profitable. ...

  10. Keep it simple- that's the real key to success

    Posted Aug 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... visit to Hong Kong about what developing mainland companies can learn from experiences of the likes of Nike, Apple and Starbucks. The following also draws on specific examples from ... changes and fail to adapt. Are there any companies that established a repeatable model and then stopped? Yes, Dell, Nokia and Starbucks are good examples. They were three iconic businesses ...




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