Starbucks is a global coffee company founded in 1971 in Seattle, Washington, as a roaster and retailer of whole bean and ground coffee, tea and spices. Today it is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 20,366 stores in 61 countries. Starbucks went public on June 26, 1992 at a price of $17 per share (or $0.53 per share, adjusted for subsequent stock splits) and closed trading that first day at $21.50 per share. Starbucks Corporation's common stock is listed on NASDAQ, under the trading symbol SBUX.
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Coffee lovers in China will be excited to hear about a major new initiative by Nestle to grow coffee beans in southwestern Yunnan province, in the latest challenge to the nation's traditional tea-drinking culture.8 Apr 2013 - 11:27am
Australia runs hot while India chills4 Jan 2013 - 6:04am
Chances are you received a few gift cards this Christmas. Or perhaps you are guilty of gifting a few yourself. Sure, your teenage niece may be impossible to buy presents for, or you ended up attending your boss's Christmas dinner at the last minute and couldn't show up empty-handed. We understand.31 Dec 2012 - 4:58am
Police's holistic scheme fights animal cruelty
I refer to Ms Iris Ma's letter ("Set up police unit to curb animal abuse", December 3) and the article by Ms Patsy Moy ("Police unit urged after stray cats slaughtered", December 3).10 Dec 2012 - 1:28am 1 comment
250b yuan in daily trading on HK system6 Dec 2012 - 3:16am
A committee of UK lawmakers has called on government to crack down on multinational companies that make substantial sales in Britain but pay little tax here, echoing demands from leaders across Europe for measures to tackle corporate tax avoidance.3 Dec 2012 - 9:05am
Following on from its fundraising sales for Unicef last year, Starbucks Hong Kong is doing another charity effort, this time in support Po Leung Kuk's special children development fund.
From December 17 to 23, for each Christmas special coffee sold, Starbucks will donate HK$1 to help underprivileged and handicapped children.3 Dec 2012 - 5:51am
Coffee giant Starbucks is advancing its growth plans in China with the opening of its 100th store in Beijing and 800 more in the next three years.27 Nov 2012 - 4:13pm 1 comment
On ATV protesting over new free-to-air licences:
Harminder Singh - ATV is protesting against competition. I say more free-to-air channels! If ATV wants to stay in the game, it will need to step up its pathetic programming. And if it shuts down, the market will compensate, with the other stations picking up the most popular programmes and talent.14 Nov 2012 - 3:15am