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Starbucks Chicago opens today, the coffee giant’s largest store yet

Global coffee chain Starbucks today unveils a giant 35,000sqft Reserve Roastery outlet in Chicago, its largest store in the world to date.

South Korea’s coffee shop boom – 1 in 10 are losing money

The number of coffee shops in South Korea continues to grow. More than 71,000 coffee shops are now operating nationwide, with 14,000 opening last year alone. According to a report by KB Financial Group Management Research Institute, the increase in the number of coffee shops is because the number of new shops opening has dramatically outpaced the number of shop closures.

Starbucks Pickup store concept unveiled in NYC

Starbucks Coffee has opened the first-ever Starbucks Pickup store in New York City’s Penn Plaza.

Starbucks China same-store sales growth accelerates in fourth quarter

Starbucks China same-store sales grew at 5 per cent in the latest quarter, while its store network is up 17 per cent year on year.

Starbucks will accept Bitcoin from next year

Global coffee chain Starbucks is now on track to accept payments in the world’s best-known cryptocurrency, Bitcoin.

Starbucks launches Mixato cocktail bar in Reserve Roastery Shanghai

Starbucks has installed its new Bar Mixato in the Starbucks Reserve Roastery in Shanghai as a specialty coffee and craft cocktail venue.

Contaminated water forces seven Starbucks Hanoi stores to close

Starbucks Hanoi stores are closed in areas where water supply comes from the Da River, including Cau Giay, Ha Dong and Nam Tu Liem districts.

Hong Kong retailers shutter stores as protest intensity heightens

With public transport being disrupted almost daily for the last week or more, retailers are closing stores not just because of protests but because to ensure the welfare of their staff.

Republic Plaza in Singapore relaunched after S$70 million upgrade

City Developments has launched its newly revamped Republic Plaza, its flagship property in the heart of Raffles Place.

Starbucks Japan lets customers pay with a pen

Starbucks Japan has launched a new pen-shaped digital wallet called “Starbucks Touch The Pen” allowing customers to buy their coffee without taking out their wallets.

Starbucks Reserve Riverside 66 Tianjin opens in heritage building

The Starbucks Reserve Riverside 66 Tianjin flagship store opening today combines history with an entirely modern ‘third-place experience’ for the brand’s customers.

Starbucks Korea profit leaps 28 per cent

Starbucks Korea has reported a 28-per-cent year-on-year jump in its operating profit in the first half of the year.