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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. 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 ...

  3. Starbucks, Ai Ni to turn Yunnan into coffee capital

    Posted Jul 16th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Bien Perez bien.perez@scmp.com Starbucks, operator of the world's biggest coffee shop chain, has formed a new joint venture in Yunnan to help develop the province as a premier ... is to establish a business to buy and export high-quality, locally grown Arabica coffee beans. The joint venture, in which Starbucks will have operating control, will also run processing mills ...

  4. Growing 'green beans' into leaders

    Posted Jul 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Hilda Poon Late one evening at a Starbucks store, a lady traveller was looking for a coffee mug as a souvenir for her daughter- a ritual she followed on every trip. The store manager told ... of partner resources at Starbucks Asia-Pacific, vividly recalls the incident. He says it demonstrates the kind of self-initiative easily seen in Starbucks' 'partners'- a term it uses ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Starbucks seeks shop designers

    Posted May 15th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Jan Chan To ensure that newly opened and renovated outlets reflect the character of their neighbourhoods, Starbucks is looking for recruits to join its Asia-Pacific shop design team. ... vice-president of regional operations at Starbucks Coffee Asia-Pacific. 'So, we are looking for a design director to lead the team in Hong Kong and talented design managers.' The roles ...

  8. Something is brewing

    Posted Feb 10th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Their assortment of 'Thick Toast' is worth trying. The more adventurous should try the butter pork floss on toast. Starbucks Coffee The biggest coffee chain in the world is also one of the most popular in our city. Not much has really changed at Starbucks since they arrived here. When you're at the top, why mess with a good thing? But some have a strong objection to Starbucks ...

  9. City's latest Starbucks emulates coffee shops of a bygone era

    Posted Jun 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Nicholas Lo, YP intern With the opening of the latest branch of Starbucks Coffee in Hong Kong, on Duddell Street, Central, the global coffee chain has broken the mould. Working together with the well-known local lifestyle store Goods of Desire (G.O.D.), the latest Starbucks has a unique look. The store's design emulates the bing sutt- coffee shops that were popular in Hong Kong from ...

  10. 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 ...




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