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  1. 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, ...

  2. Community work blends in at Starbucks

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by John Cremer

    ... Hahn, general manager of Starbucks Hong Kong, is well aware of the paradoxes that come with making a public commitment to CSR. He is therefore well armed with facts and figures demonstrating ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Lifestyle - Arts & Culture

    HK Cultural Centre approaches its quarter century with uncertainty but still a lot going for it

    Posted Nov 01st 2014, 11:11pm by Natasha Rogai

    ... the design of the complex- ventilation issues rule out having a restaurant inside the main building (hence there's only a Starbucks in the foyer). Watch: The Hong Kong Cultural Centre celebrates ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - PROFILE

    Taiwan ready to take centre stage in cultural festival after 'gutter oil' woes: Lu Chien-ying

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by Oliver Chou

    ... by the scandal, including Starbucks, 7-Eleven and Maxim's Group in Hong Kong. Lu, a former journalist and dance critic, is the second director of the Kwang Hwa centre since it was placed under ...

  9. Business - Money

    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 ...

  10. News - China - FOOD SCANDAL

    China's 'rotten meat' scandal firm sacks 340 people at Shanghai plant

    Posted Sep 22nd 2014, 01:43pm by Associated Press in Beijing

    ... or adulterated milk powder, drugs and other goods. KFC owner Yum Brands and McDonald’s said they immediately stopped using products from Husi. Burger King, Starbucks, pizza chain Papa John’s ...




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