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. 

How Starbucks Saved My Life

How Starbucks Saved My Life

by Michael Gill

HarperCollins, HK$97

Sunday, 21 September, 2008, 12:00am

channel hop

In the past few months, TV drama viewers have been saved from convention by a number of unlikely heroes - the pie-maker who solves murders by reviving the victims for exactly one minute (Pushing Daisies; TVB Pearl, Mondays, at 10.35pm), the electronics nerd who moonlights as an FBI spy (Chuck; AXN, Mondays, at 10pm), the millionaire Zen-practising cop who returns to the force after 12 years i

15 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Water-bottle sculpture brings message of recycling to shoppers

A sculpture titled Water Droplet is on show at Festival Walk shopping centre in Kowloon Tong until tomorrow.

The 2.7-metre-tall work of art, made from 3,500 used water bottles, is the brainchild of more than 100 students and Starbucks staff who hope to promote recycling through art.

12 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Discover the perfect blend

Jim Alling, president of Starbucks

Despite being president of Starbucks, Jim Alling spends as much time as he can with his three sons Zach, Brett and Nick.

'I used to teach my boys [at home] until I took up this position. I used to coach them soccer and basketball,' Mr Alling says.

30 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

School highlights key to business success

When British Petroleum (BP) noticed a change in the wind 10 years ago - finite oil reserves and a greater international concern about the impact of global warming on the environment - its senior executives did not panic, they diversified.

BP recognised early on that the problem could be the use of fossil fuels and turned a green strategy into a publicity coup.

19 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Starbucks gives us memories of HK ... before Starbucks

There's something ironic about Starbucks sponsoring a nostalgic photo exhibit on the changing face of Hong Kong.

3 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Mannings goes for expansion amid high rents

While Hong Kong's surging rents have made many retailers think twice before aggressively pursuing expansion, Mannings, the city's largest health product chain, has decided to enlarge its sales network.

31 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Songs in the key of G

You can learn a surprising amount about the way the music industry works from a quick chat with Kenny G.

30 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Thursday Thinktank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Sun Hung Kai Properties chairman Walter Kwok Ping-sheung takes sudden leave ... I hope this doesn't mean that pictures of him and Edison together are about to surface.

2 Ferry routes for outlying islands retendered due to high fare rises ... any chance the same can be done with the Western Harbour Tunnel?

21 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

HK saturated with highly priced coffee

Every morning Agnes Lee heads to the Starbucks, orders a HK$30-cup of tall Cafe Latte and takes it back to her office. 'It is real coffee. It tastes better,' explains the accountant.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

liberal studies


1. How many McCafes are there in Hong Kong?

a. 20


c. more than 200

2. Which of the following is true about McCafe?

a. It provides free, limitless WiFi service to costumers.

b. It offers expertise and diverse coffees.

14 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Tea eventually turns to coffee

Entrepreneur Banny Lam learned from his mistakes and hits the jackpot with his noisy Hong Kong-style cafe

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

How Starbucks Saved My Life

How Starbucks Saved My Life

by Michael Gates

Gill Bantam, HK$214

30 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Two hold up jewel shop

Two men in surgical masks carrying a pistol-like object and a crowbar rushed into the Ise Jewellery shop in The Peninsula Shopping Arcade in Tsim Sha Tsui at 6.30pm yesterday.

The robbers pointed the weapons at staff and declared a robbery.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

HK$41,000 taken in Starbucks holdup

An English-speaking robber pointed a pistol-like object at two staff at a Starbucks coffee shop in Central and escaped with HK$41,000 yesterday.

The man entered the Cochrane Street shop at 7am. It was not open for business, but the main door was unlocked.

18 Dec 2007 - 12:00am