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Starbucks Korea expands social-distancing plan

Starbucks Korea will expand social-distancing measures across its branches nationwide from Thursday, after a successful trial at some stores.

Starbucks Philippines shuts down all stores due to COVID-19

Following its temporary closure of stores in Luzon last week, Starbucks Philippines has now extended the shutdown to Visayas and Mindanao.

Starbucks Japan launches Smart Lounge railway station concept

Starbucks Japan has launched a new concept store in collaboration with railway operator JR East, the Starbucks Coffee Takanawa Gateway Station.

Food chains in Luzon close or reduce operations during quarantine

Several major food chains in Luzon, Philippines, have decided to either temporarily suspend their operations or reduce operating hours after the area was put into “enhanced community quarantine”.

Starbucks China to open Coffee Innovation Park

Starbucks China will invest US$130 million in a new roasting facility in 2022 as part of its upcoming Coffee Innovation Park in Kunshan.

Starbucks to open signing store in Tokyo

Starbucks Japan is to open its first signing store in early Summer 2020 in Kunitachi City, Tokyo.

Shanghai retailing slowly returning to normal after coronavirus hit

Roughly a third of the 11,000 stores in Shanghai that closed for the coronavirus outbreak have opened for business, according to a Shine News report.

Starbucks Japan to open greenhouse store in theme park

Starbucks Japan is to open a greenhouse store in western Tokyo this month, set in a theme park celebrating flora and fauna.

Starbucks Indonesia opens first community store

Starbucks Indonesia has opened its first community store, aiming to support local children by funding scholarships through a portion of sales.

First Starbucks Reserve store in Penang opens at Gurney Plaza

Starbucks has opened its first Reserve store in Penang, Malaysia, located in Gurney Plaza and the coffee chain’s 12th in the nation.

Apple and Levi’s follow Starbucks, Ikea with China store closures

Apple and Levi’s joined the growing list of international retailers shuttering stores in Mainland China as the infection rate and death toll from the coronavirus continued to grow over the weekend.

Ikea China closes all stores in wake of coronavirus

Swedish furniture and homewares chain Ikea has closed all of its mainland Chinese stores in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.