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. 

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.

Monday, 12 July, 2010, 12:00am

CRE buys 80pc of Pacific Coffee

China Resources Enterprise (CRE) yesterday agreed to pay HK$326.6 million in cash to acquire 80 per cent of Pacific Coffee from Chevalier Pacific Holdings, a Hong Kong-listed investment holding company.

'Our goal is to become the number one coffee house in China,' said CRE general manager Joyce Chan.

30 Jun 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 lead way by putting clean air at top of their menus

The WWF wants to make a green statement by asking Hongkongers to turn off their lights next month. Meanwhile, the Clean Air Network (CAN) wants people to sign a petition right now.

25 Feb 2010 - 12:00am


Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 How many fuses does Tan Bingyan fit in one day?

a. 20, 000

b. 800

c. 1,000

d. 80, 000

2 Why were there few children on the streets of village, despite it being school holidays?

a. they were working in fireworks factories

23 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Deliver a treasure trove of festive goodies

Just saying the word 'hamper' is satisfying in itself. Actually receiving one takes the luscious association to another level. So much more than the sum of its parts, a hamper is received in giddy anticipation of plumbing its depths for delightful treasures.

11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Agnes b. Cafe l.p.g

Agnes b. Cafe l.p.g Kiosk G, 3/F, Times Square, Causeway Bay Tel: 2506 3822 Branches in IFC mall, Central, and Wtc more, Causeway Bay

Grub: Self-service cafe with a variety of eats, including salads, sandwiches, hot and cold drinks and cakes.

11 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Letters from the dorm

It's grey and it smells like an old castle - and it's where I'm studying. I tug at my uniform: a crisp, white, collared shirt, striped tie and boxy skirt. Welcome to Bishop Strachan - the oldest girls' school in Canada.

22 Sep 2009 - 12:00am

Coffee conglomerate goes by the book

The corporate culture at Starbucks begins with the customer interaction seen in its outlets. The American coffee conglomerate aims to bring the same level of communication to executives in its support centres.

4 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

City's latest Starbucks emulates coffee shops of a bygone era

With the opening of the latest branch of Starbucks Coffee in Hong Kong, on Duddell Street, Central, the global coffee chain has broken the mould.

Working together with the well-known local lifestyle store Goods of Desire (G.O.D.), the latest Starbucks has a unique look.

24 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

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

If you can't beat them, join them! Admit it, most Hongkongers still prefer a 'silk stocking' milk tea - so 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. Literally translated as an ice room, these dingy shops specialised in cold drinks and snacks.

12 Jun 2009 - 12:00am


Need for openness on teen pregnancies

I want to express my opinion about a 14-year-old mother-to-be who was the focus of a recent newspaper article.

The teenager, called Ah Ying, has posted her photos on her blog. It seems she is proud to have a baby at such a young age. I think she should be ashamed of her behaviour.

9 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Should coffee shops charge more when people request disposable cups?

Cheryl Wong, 18, Shun Lee Catholic Secondary School

The main objective of an extra charge is to reduce the use of disposable cups by customers. But this is not a solution to the problem.

18 Mar 2009 - 12:00am


Are you satisfied with the responses to the hospital blunders?

I hope lessons will be learned in Hong Kong after the loss of a baby's body at Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital.

The report (''Culture change' for hospitals', February 20) put it rightly. The often indifferent attitude among government staff is to blame for many blunders at hospitals.

24 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Artist and teens create work of racial harmony

Students and ethnic-minority children combine to illustrate the city's spirit

East meets West and never the twain shall meet. But in the case of a Korean-born 'folk artist' from New York - he did meet a bunch of children through a workshop that teaches people that we live in a global village and have to embrace each other's diversity.

28 Nov 2008 - 12:00am