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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. 

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.

Wednesday, 18 March, 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

How Starbucks Saved My Life

How Starbucks Saved My Life

by Michael Gill

HarperCollins, HK$97

21 Sep 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