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Starbucks in China: from market leader to runner-up in the coffee craze

Starbucks in china

Starbucks (星巴克 in Chinese) is one of the biggest coffee shop franchises in the world. Its history began in 1971, when the first store was opened in Seattle. Since then, the chain had a non-stop development and, as of 2023, it counts more than 32,000 stores in 80 countries. Starbucks was also the first ever […]

Coffee shop implantation in Shanghai

China is becoming a nation of coffee drinkers; Shanghai and Beijing are influencing the rest of China by shifting from drinking tea to coffee, in particular through coffee shops. Speciality beverage industry is growing at a very strong pace and sales are projected to grow at the rate of 40% per year for some categories. […]

Coffee shop in China

Starbuck China

China has never been a country with a strong market of drinking coffee. The annual consumption of coffee per capita is as little as 4 cups in China, while the United States is the world’s largest coffee market in terms of total consumption with 441 cups yearly, valuing US$30 billion yearly. However, China’s coffee market […]