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  1. Starbucks a veritable melting pot as its multiracial baristas show

    Posted Jan 29th 2010, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... accounts. However, one coffee chain is trying to put its best multicultural face forward. For its new outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui's iSquare, Starbucks wants it known it is not only an equal ... it is right opposite the Chungking Mansions building, but it is in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui on Nathan Road where many cultures and minorities live and work in Hong Kong,' Starbucks general ...

  2. King of kitsch brings a taste of 'bing sutt' to Starbucks

    Posted Jun 12th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... named because the tea is strained through a cotton bag- over a pricey mocca-frappa-whateverino. Maybe that's why Starbucks' newest cafe on Duddell Street has a bing sutt corner. ... of Maxim's, which operates Starbucks) said. The only thing missing was a bad attitude and hacking need to spit. 'Yes, the waiters can be rude and the seats at a bing sutt are usually quite ...

  3. Business - Companies - ANALYSIS

    No quick fix for corporate tax take as pressure to act builds

    Posted Jun 14th 2013, 02:44pm by Reuters

    ... big business during an economic slump. Schemes used by Starbucks, Apple, Amazon and others, operating within existing law to minimise taxes, have prompted British Prime Minister David Cameron ...

  4. Starbucks in the grinder over water use

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Starbucks found itself in hot water again this week after a Beijing newspaper attacked the company for wasting water. Two articles in the Beijing Evening News accused the company ... that each tap ran for 16 hours a day and that at least 100 tonnes of fresh water flowed each day from the more than 50 Starbucks outlets in Beijing, which suffers from an extreme water shortage. ...

  5. How Starbucks Saved My Life

    Posted Dec 30th 2007, 12:00am by Antonella Gambotto-burke

    ... Antonella Gambotto-Burke How Starbucks Saved My Life by Michael Gates Gill Bantam, HK$214 Michael Gates Gill, son of The New Yorker's Brendan Gill, may just be the literary figurehead ... the best-selling Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, but Starbucks will be remembered as the lodestar: the tale of how a rich, white, successful, Yale-educated sexagenarian opted for menial ...

  6. Milk coffees off the menu at Starbucks- try soya

    Posted Sep 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Zhuang Pinghui Cafe chain Starbucks has removed milk coffees from menus after stocks from liquid milk supplier Mengniu tested positive for melamine. In an urgent response to Thursday's announcement of dairy giant Mengniu's involvement in the scandal, most Starbucks on the mainland voluntarily stopped supplying milk coffees from yesterday. Customers were advised ...

  7. Starbucks sues in Shanghai cafe sign spat

    Posted Jan 31st 2004, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih United States coffee giant Starbucks Corp is suing a Shanghai-based cafe for trademark infringement, alleging that its logo and brand name have been copied. The case is expected to be heard in the Second Intermediate People's Court of Shanghai in April, according to Starbucks' Hong Kong-based law firm Baker & McKenzie. Baker & McKenzie partner ...

  8. Is less really more in Starbucks' paper-saving campaign?

    Posted May 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Alex Lo

    ... with Alex Lo Is Starbucks being environmentally sound, or deliberately ironic and perverse? Someone from my office brought in several takeaway coffee orders for colleagues in a paper carrier (above right). Printed on the carrier is a message that advises customers to use less paper in the interest of saving the environment. 'Starbucks invites you to join us in our efforts ...

  9. Shanghai coffee shop buckles to Starbucks' action

    Posted May 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Alice Yan A small Shanghai cafe has changed its name and logo three months after the city's High Court upheld a copyright infringement claim lodged by Starbucks. The formerly privately run Shanghai Xingbake Cafe renamed its two city outlets the Fang Yun Cafe this month, clearly distancing itself from Xingbake, the Chinese translation of Starbucks. In January the Shanghai ...

  10. HK$41,000 taken in Starbucks holdup

    Posted Dec 18th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo An English-speaking robber pointed a pistol-like object at two staff at a Starbucks coffee shop in Central and escaped with HK$41,000 yesterday. The man entered the Cochrane Street shop at 7am. It was not open for business, but the main door was unlocked. 'The man declared a robbery and brandished what appeared to be a pistol, pointing it at two employees ...




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