Starbucks Expansion Into China
Abstract In the following research we will look whether Starbucks will be able to launch an aggressive expansion throughout Mainland China, a country known for its tea drinking history dating back to 5,000 years. Starbucks is known for its ability to locate the business outlets in perfect spots as well as market their products in beneficial ways. This report will try to analyze the three main questions:
1) Should Starbucks continue its expansion in China?
2) Will the Chinese be willing to change their tradition of drinking tea, after 5,000 years, to coffee?
3) Will Starbucks current marketing plan work in China without advertising?
Company Overview The history of Starbucks dates back to …show more content…
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