Starbucks China Touts Link with Yunnan Province Amid Increased Competition

Pu’er, a city long famous for fermented tea, has now also become a capital of coffee planting. That’s due, in part, to the Starbucks Yunnan Farmer Support Center, which was built in 2012 to help local coffee farmers with sustainable practices while providing high quality Yunnan Arabica beans for the well-known international coffee brand…Full Article:

Starbucks Opens High-End Concept Store in Shanghai

Shanghai is set to get its own Starbucks Roastery and Tasting Room, the first high-end roastery from the international coffee chain to open outside the United States, the city’s quality watchdog said Thursday [30 November 2017]. The Shanghai border inspection and quarantine bureau has completed all necessary checks of the Seattle-based coffee chain’s imported equipment

Uni-President Sells Stake in Starbucks Stores Located in Eastern China

Uni-President Enterprises Corp (UPE, 統一企業) and President Chain Store Corp (PCSC, 統一超商) yesterday announced a major shift in their partnership with Starbucks Corp on operating the US brand in Taiwan and China…Full Article: Taipei Times July 2017 Key Point Uni-President Enterprises (UPE) and President Chain Store Corp (PCSC) will sell their respective 20% and 30%

Chongqing Municipality’s Coffee Trading Center Forges Strong Ties with Yunnan Province

Southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality has never grown a single coffee bean, but China’s largest coffee trading center flourishes there. Cumulative transaction volume of coffee products on a parallel e-platform launched in June last year has exceeded 5.2 billion yuan (750 million U.S. dollars). Coffee beans produced in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, South and Southeast Asia

Tianjin Goubuli Food Acquires 78% Stake in Australia’s Blooms Bluesky Holding

Goubuli, one of China’s longest established food brands from the northern city of Tianjin, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Australian health product company Blooms Bluesky Holding. Goubuli, has adopted the English name “Go Believe,” will acquire 78 percent of the latter, said Zhang Yansen, president of the Tianjin Goubuli Group Corporation…Full Article: China