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. 

Film raises hackles in the coffee shops of power

When Marc and Nick Francis were making Black Gold, they never expected the story - about the plight of African coffee farmers paid a fraction of the amount a latte or cappuccino costs - to attract the very multinationals the film criticises.

Tuesday, 3 April, 2007, 12:00am

Java giveaway at Starbucks

Perhaps it's Starbucks' chairman Howard Schultz's way of thanking everyone for putting him on the recent Forbes billionaire list, but the coffee chain is offering a free cup of fresh brew for all its customers tomorrow from 10am to noon.

15 Mar 2007 - 12:00am

Staff are the secret to success

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL companies in widely diverse industries realise that the China market will dominate their expansion plans for many years to come.

To gear up for the opportunities now unfolding, they are putting HR strategies very much to the fore, recognising that getting the people issues right is the secret to success.

6 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Confessions of a clever coffee lover

Post reader Brenton Brownell has carried a heavy burden all these years by harbouring one of Hong Kong's best-kept secrets. To ease his conscience, he has finally decided to come clean and share it with the city's coffee lovers, or at least the cheapskates who never venture into a Cova or even a Starbucks for a cuppa.

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

Eden Woon quits key HK positions

Former Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce chief executive Eden Woon Yi-teng will step down from the Committee on Economic Development and Economic Co-operation with the Mainland, as well as Ocean Park's board, from Monday.

30 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Starbucks plans stock options for mainland staff

Scheme covers ventures in which US coffee chain has a controlling stake

Starbucks Corp, the US coffee chain with more than 12,000 outlets worldwide, will issue stock options to all mainland employees of ventures in which it has a controlling stake.

18 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Just bleep if you want to support the cause

Starbucks Coffee and Octopus join forces to fight Aids this Christmas

Using a giant red cup, Starbucks Coffee and Octopus have come together to produce a novel way of fund-raising for Operation Santa Claus.

9 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Scented wall mosaic

A group of students have used an unusual medium to make art - coffee beans. The budding artists, aged seven to 15, took part in the two-hour Beat Art Workshop organised by the Hong Kong Youth Arts Foundation and Starbucks Coffee Hong Kong last month.

10 Sep 2006 - 12:00am


Q What do you think of the one person, one doctor system?

27 Jun 2006 - 12:00am


Scott Forbes


EC Harris Macau

A chartered quantity surveyor, Mr Forbes will focus on development projects of key clients, particularly in the hotel, residential and leisure sectors.

Andrew Jessop

Vice-president - brands

Langham Hotels International

22 May 2006 - 12:00am

SoHo succumbs to Starbucks invasion

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.

13 May 2006 - 12:00am

Hot Picks

Elaine Tseng, 17, St Catharine's School for Girls, Kwun Tong

CD: Day & Night, Janice Vidal's debut album. She has a great voice. The songs are upbeat and make you want to dance.

DVD: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. It has incredible special effects that help make the characters from J.K. Rowling's book come alive.

23 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Out but not down

Eden Woon Yi-teng has never been one to pull punches and he is not about to change. Even as he prepares to return to his birthplace of Shanghai next month after steering the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce for nine often tumultuous years, he still has a few bones to pick here.

20 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Hot Picks

Helen So, 13, Maryknoll Convent School

CD: Good Charlotte's Chronicles of Life and Death. Wonderful beats and meaningful lyrics about life and war.

DVD: Fearless. About a Chinese kung fu fighter who loses everything in one night - his friends, dignity and family - and his struggle for redemption.

9 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Hong Kong wakes up to celebrate a life full of beans

THERE IS A lot more to selling a cup of coffee in Hong Kong than you might imagine. Walk into a coffee shop, and you not only pay for the coffee, milk and sugar, but also the rental time in a big comfy armchair, access to today's newspapers and a chance to meet with fellow coffee addicts.

25 Mar 2006 - 12:00am