How China’s homegrown coffee chains are pulling Starbucks into a price war

As Starbucks faces stiff competition for its brew in China from fast-growing, low-cost rivals who have chipped into its market share, the coffee chain is increasingly being dragged into a price war it says it wants to avoid. The stakes are high for Starbucks, which has come under growing pressure from investors recently due to weaker sales in its two biggest markets — the United States and China. While the Seattle-based company has got its work cut out in the world’s s

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