Protesters march down Market Street in Philadelphia on April 19, a week after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company has been forced into damage-limitation mode after the arrests. Photo: Reuters
Stephen Vines
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The View by Stephen Vines

Expect the unexpected? ZTE and Starbucks’ experiences offer sobering lessons for business owners

Stephen Vines looks at how recent events have separately dealt blows to ZTE’s supply chain and Starbucks’ reputation, bringing home the challenges of running a business in these times of uncertainty

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Protesters march down Market Street in Philadelphia on April 19, a week after two black men were arrested at a Starbucks coffee shop in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The company has been forced into damage-limitation mode after the arrests. Photo: Reuters
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