The Starbucks branch at Time Square in Causeway Bay. Photo: Edmond So
The Starbucks branch at Time Square in Causeway Bay. Photo: Edmond So
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exclusive | No cash for coffee? Hong Kong Starbucks in electronic payment-only drive, as industry group slams move as ‘unreasonable’ and consumer watchdog urges transaction choices

  • City’s largest coffee chain already has seven outlets under cashless scheme since February, with another eight to follow in June
  • Monetary Authority says merchants have the right to dictate mode of payment, but Consumer Council calls for clarity and more choices

The Starbucks branch at Time Square in Causeway Bay. Photo: Edmond So
The Starbucks branch at Time Square in Causeway Bay. Photo: Edmond So
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