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Coffee Houses

Berlin coffee shop bans strollers

Ralf Ruller wanted a sacred ground for coffee connoisseurs in the heart of Berlin, somewhere devotees could sip their drinks free from distraction.

Monday, 15 October, 2012, 5:04am

South Korea out to contain cut-throat coffee competition

These days, a stroll on the streets of southern Seoul is just as likely to bring the fragrance of freshly brewed coffee as that of kimchi.

22 Aug 2012 - 2:57am

Growing 'green beans' into leaders

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 her it was out of stock and suggested she come back the next day. The traveller was disappointed - she had an early flight and would not have time to return.

6 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Starbucks thinks outside coffee cup

Coffee giant Starbucks aims to widen its range of mainland investments, including an expansion outside of its core business.

Starbucks China and Asia-Pacific president John Culver said the company's plans included introducing a new line of premium single-cup coffee and machines, entering the 'energy drink' category, and developing its fruit juice stores.

2 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Cafe chain founder wants Hong Kong to get into the Italian coffee Habitu

Coming from the family that owns Liu Chong Hing Bank is certainly advantageous for an entrepreneur. But Jennifer Liu Wai-fun, founder and chairwoman of the Caffe Habitu chain, deflects the notion that her wealth and connections carry her business, saying she has to fight for customers like every other entrepreneur.

6 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Pacific Coffee aims to cause a stir

A touch of wine seems to have done wonders for Pacific Coffee, helping it to grow rapidly on the mainland.

1 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Starbucks, Ai Ni to turn Yunnan into coffee capital

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 coffee-growing region.

The Seattle-based company signed a memorandum of understanding on Thursday with the Ai Ni Group, a major operator of coffee farms and processing facilities in Yunnan.

16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Starbucks brews full ownership deal

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 100 per cent equity in those markets.

3 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Something is brewing

Not everyone is a coffee lover, but that shouldn't stop you from going to a coffee shop.

The modern coffee shop, or cafe, is designed with comfort and tasty food in mind. They offer a variety of beverages - from coffee and juices to smoothies and Italian sodas. And if you have the munchies, they usually provide a decent selection of food and sweets to satisfy your cravings.

10 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

CRE plans to open Pacific Coffee shops in mainland supermarkets

Hong Kong-listed China Resources Enterprise (CRE) reported yesterday that net profit in the first half rose 266.4 per cent and said it plans to begin opening Pacific Coffee shops in its mainland supermarkets.

27 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

International chain's 'extraordinary' success

Certain companies have a special quality which makes them stand out - whether it be a captivating start-up story, breakthrough service and technical standards, or a proven ability to adapt in the face of adversity.

People want to know what made the company successful, and how they can apply similar principles to their own fields.

7 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Coffee chains campaign against waste

The six largest coffee shop chains in town have formed the Green Cafe Alliance to discourage waste. Pacific Coffee, Starbucks, agnes b. le pain grille, Caffe Habitu, McCafe and Pret A Manger will ask customers at their combined 300 branches to think twice before using disposable cutlery. They will also encourage people to bring their own drinking tumblers.

12 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

Starbucks seeks shop designers

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.

15 May 2010 - 12:00am

Restaurants in hiring drive

The local catering sector is already seeing the effects of economic recovery, with customers once again willing to spend on fine dining and nights out.

17 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Overcoming adversity impresses judges

Marketing professionals often do not receive recognition for conceiving creative campaigns that add to a company's profits and resonate with consumers. At the HKMA/TVB Awards for Marketing Excellence 2009, some of Hong Kong's best marketers received due credit for their efforts.

20 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

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