Starbucks to triple outlets in China by '15

Updated: 2011-09-07 14:54


Twitter Facebook Myspace Yahoo! Linkedin Mixx

BEIJING - Starbucks Corp plans to triple the number of coffee outlets it runs in China over the next four years, the Associated Press reported.

The world's biggest coffee chain would increase the number of coffee shops in China from 470 now to 1,500 by 2015, Asia-Pacific President Wang Jinlong said on Sept 6.

Starbucks also plans to open 700 shops in South Korea by 2016, up from 370 now.

Starbucks draws about 20 percent of its revenue from international markets, where it has plenty of room to build new namesake cafes and Seattle's Best Coffee outlets in addition to selling packaged goods such as Via instant coffee.


Unveiling hidden treasures

The Forbidden City, after the Great Wall, is the most recognized tourist site in China.

Short and sweet
Game for growth
Character reference

European Edition


China at her fingertips

Veteran US-China relations expert says bilateral ties have withstood the test of time

The myth buster

An outsider's look at china's leaders is updated and expanded

China in vogue

How Country captured the fascination of the world's most powerful fashion player

Sowing the seeds of doubt
Lifting the veil
Exclusive attraction