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  1. 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, ...

  2. Java giveaway at Starbucks

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Andrew Sun

    ... with Andrew Sun, additional reporting by Clara Mak Perhaps it's Starbucks' chairman Howard Schultz's way of thanking everyone for putting him on the recent Forbes billionaire list, but the coffee chain is offering a free cup of fresh brew for all its customers tomorrow from 10am to noon. As part of its Coffee Break in Hong Kong campaign, all 70 stores here ...

  3. 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 ...

  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 buys out northern China operator

    Posted Oct 25th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing Starbucks, the world's largest coffee-shop chain, said yesterday it bought 90 per cent of the operator of its Beijing and Tianjin stores for an undisclosed ... Starbucks stores in northern China's two biggest cities, from Taiwanese private equity fund H&Q Asia Pacific and other shareholders. 'You can tell from the smiles on all our faces ...

  6. 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, ...

  7. Rival gives Starbucks a taste of competition in China

    Posted Jul 29th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... A Canadian coffee chain is gearing up to challenge market leader Starbucks by opening stores in China's three major cities within a week. Blenz Coffee, founded in 1992 in Vancouver, an hour's drive from Seattle, the home of Starbucks, opened its first Beijing store last Friday and will open in Guangzhou today and in Shanghai on Thursday. It has chosen a strategy similar ...

  8. A Starbucks is born

    Posted Mar 24th 2005, 12:00am by David Watkins

    ... the stereotype by having her Hong Kong show sponsored by none other than Starbucks. But then Krall is known for not really caring what people think about her, with interview skills that veer from blunt ...

  9. SoHo succumbs to Starbucks invasion

    Posted May 13th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... It's happened. With the recent opening of the Starbucks outlet on Caine Road, the invasion of SoHo is almost complete. The problem isn't Starbucks itself, despite its high prices and questionable ethics. Rather, it is the unbearable uniformity which having a Starbucks on every corner creates. You can't avoid the places. The drive to kill off the distinctive character of SoHo, ...

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    The Week Explained: Ikea controversy

    Posted Oct 15th 2012, 12:00am by Stephen Vines

    ... and women. Starbucks, on the other hand, must have made a more careful study of the market because it abandoned its green logo (closely associated with all things Islamic) and replaced its mermaid with a crown-themed logo. Starbucks has since flourished in Saudi Arabia. A far less controversial setback hit Ikea when a unit of the Jardine group started operating its franchise in Hong Kong. It failed ...




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