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  1. 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 ...

  2. Whatever next? Starbucks is looking to muscle in on HK's own cha chaan teng

    Posted Aug 07th 2010, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with butter and stocking milk tea to Cantonese taste buds. Just as Guangdong natives are exploiting the trend by opening their own versions of the fast-food restaurants, now Starbucks also wants ... they sound suspiciously like those old-style cha chaan teng offerings- stocking milk tea and yin-yeung (mixed coffee and tea)- with a bit of extra cream. Starbucks' PR minders say it's ...

  3. Card-carrying orange juice drinker wins a year's free coffee from Starbucks

    Posted Jul 11th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Phoebe Cheng The bean brewers at Starbucks unveiled the winners in their card design competition on Monday at the Fringe Club. ... Starbucks' local general manager. 'I think we got over 100 entries. It's an interesting choice the judges made. It's not as obvious a design as some of the others, but we had certain ...

  4. Starbucks' invasion continues, with coffee chain calling for the doctor

    Posted May 10th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Jessica Lam It's true. There will probably be a Starbucks in every Hong Kong building soon. So far the coffee chain has 76 ... on the success of Starbucks in hospitals in other Asian markets, we are confident that the Queen Mary shop will become a popular gathering and meeting place for staff and visitors.' All right, ...

  5. Starbucks sets the stage for retail entertainment

    Posted May 18th 2007, 12:00am by Diana Danyi

    ... to have afternoon tea, many coffee companies have brought this kind of atmosphere to their coffee business. Thomas Hahn, general manager of Starbucks Hong Kong, described the concept as a theatre where the store is the stage, the warm lighting and the furniture are part of the decoration, the smell of coffee sets the scene, and the partners (as the staff are known at Starbucks ...

  6. News - Asia - CULTURE

    South Korea out to contain cut-throat coffee competition

    Posted Aug 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... as that of kimchi. Nearly one in every two buildings boasts a coffee shop, whether Starbucks or local brands such as Caffe Bene and Angel-in-us Coffee. And despite the existence of coffee shops almost every block, it can still be hard to find a seat some evenings, even though a cup can cost more than a meal. In short, South Korea, third only to the United States and Japan in numbers of Starbucks ...

  7. HK saturated with highly priced coffee

    Posted Jan 14th 2008, 12:00am by Miranda Yeung

    ... The competition between the city's coffee shops has grown phenomenally in the last decade, Miranda Yeung reports Every morning Agnes Lee heads to the Starbucks, orders a HK$30-cup ... HK$20 on a cup of coffee. But getting a fresh brew from a well-designed, up-scale chain like Starbucks or Pacific Coffee has become routine for many people like Lee. The phenomenal success ...

  8. Scented wall mosaic

    Posted Sep 10th 2006, 12:00am by Joyce Siu

    ... by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and Starbucks Coffee Hong Kong last month. The students were guided by visual artist Karen Pow Cheuk-mei and Starbucks staff. They created mosaic works ... from Friday to September 30. They will then be on permanent display in Starbucks at Kin On Mansion, Quarry Bay. For more information, call 2877 2625. ...

  9. Coffee-chain giant provides a platform to showcase local artists

    Posted Dec 09th 2010, 12:00am

    ... Ben Sin A new art exhibition was launched at the Cultural Centre on Tuesday night- at the Starbucks coffee shop. Hong Kong-based Polish artist XYZ's (pictured, real name Olgierd ... artists' hub Alivenotdead. According to Teresa Shum Wai-ching, public relations and communications manager of Starbucks Hong Kong, the aim of the project is to promote local artists and send ...

  10. Seattle's special brew

    Posted Aug 19th 2004, 12:00am by Lee Wing-Sze

    ... Coffee and music provide an uplifting experience at the original starbucks, writes Lee Wing-sze What Do you associate the American city of Seattle with? The Hollywood blockbuster Sleepless in Seattle, starring Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan? In fact, the city is the birthplace of coffee giant Starbucks. In Seattle's bustling Pike Place Market, you can find ...




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