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Shake Shack Japan bound

US burger chain Shake Shack has signed a licensing agreement with Japanese company Sazaby League, local operator of Starbucks.

Starbucks buys back Japan business

Coffee giant Starbucks is poised for continued growth and innovation in Japan through full ownership of its operations in the company’s second-largest market. Starbucks will acquire the remaining 60.5 per cent share of Starbucks Japan at around $914 million. The acquisition positions Starbucks to accelerate growth across multiple channels in Japan, including the potential introduction of new concepts, such as Teavana. Starbucks Japan is a joint venture between Starbucks and Sazaby Lea…