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  1. Starbucks extending reach in China

    Posted Jun 10th 2005, 12:00am by Mary Lloyd

    ... Mary Lloyd Starbucks Coffee International announced plans to take majority control of Coffee Concepts (Southern China) and will expand its presence on the mainland. Starbucks now holds ... days, Starbucks will hold 51 per cent. Maxim's retains majority control of the joint venture that operates coffee houses in Hong Kong and Macau, and the new agreement extends the life ...

  2. Friendly neighbour Starbucks keeps growth on the boil

    Posted Feb 05th 2005, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... attention to the simple things, such as a welcoming smile or remembering someone's name. It is those warm and friendly extra touches that have underpinned the success of Starbucks and helped ... and running before moving on to the next one,' said Martin Lee, executive director of Coffee Concepts (Hong Kong), a joint venture between Starbucks International and Maxim's Caterers, which ...

  3. Imitation coffee

    Posted Aug 12th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... It is a scorching summer afternoon on Nanjing East Road, the busiest commercial street in China. Welcome to Shanghai Starbucks Coffee Shop, which opened for business two weeks ago. ... sport and drink wine and beer. Something is amiss. Coffee at Starbucks usually costs 18 yuan, the cakes are 10 and the staff wear black and green uniforms. We question a waiter. He looks down ...

  4. City's romance with coffee gives grounds for optimism

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Starbucks and HK partner Maxim's Caterers have styled their shops around local tastes, writes Neil Gough Until recently the chances of chasing down a decent cup of coffee in greater ... of milk tea or sickly sweet condensed milk, but that's about as far as it went. So it is no small wonder that Starbucks, which opened its first outlet in Beijing in 1999 and in Hong Kong ...

  5. In brief

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... cubic metres in 2008. Starbucks lifts stakes in taiwan and shanghai Starbucks Coffee International, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nasdaq-listed Starbucks Coffee Co, said it had increased its equity positions in its Taiwan and Shanghai operations from 5 per cent to 50 per cent. With this transaction, Starbucks will create a 50-50 ownership interest in each of its joint ventures ...

  6. Return of the cool

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Amy Ma

    ... are all props and what customers are actually walking into is a Starbucks. In June, Maxim's Group, in a joint venture with Starbucks and lifestyle designer G.O.D, created Hong Kong's first bing sutt-inspired Starbucks. About half the store was designed in a retro style to mimic the Hong Kong-style cafes called bing sutt, meaning 'ice chamber'. 'This store ...



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