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South Korea Ranks Fourth in Number of Starbucks Stores in 2023

South Korea Ranks Fourth in Number of Starbucks Stores in 2023

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korea boasted the fourth-largest number of Starbucks outlets globally as of last year, driven by robust demand from local consumers. According to data released Monday by the U.S. coffee giant, South Korea had 1,893 Starbucks stores in 2023, marking an increase of 116 from the previous year. Despite [...]

Starbucks Korea Launches Eco Project Offering NFT Rewards for Using Personal Cups

Starbucks Korea Launches Eco Project Offering NFT Rewards for Using Personal Cups

SEOUL, Jan. 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Korea is set to implement an eco-friendly initiative that rewards customers using their personal cups with unique Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Starting from January 16, Starbucks Rewards members who accomplish the eco stamp collection mission by using their own cups will receive Starbucks-branded NFTs.  Customers can collect up to three eco [...]

Starbucks Korea to Open First Pet-Friendly Store in Guri

Starbucks Korea to Open First Pet-Friendly Store in Guri

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – Starbucks Korea has announced the opening of its first pet-friendly store in Guri, Gyeonggi Province, set to welcome customers on January 5. The Guri Galmae DT store, located in Galmae-dong, is the first Starbucks in the country to feature a designated space for customers to relax with their pets. In [...]

Starbucks Urged to Enhance Services for the Hearing-Impaired and Individuals Facing Language Challenges

Starbucks Urged to Enhance Services for the Hearing-Impaired and Individuals Facing Language Challenges

SEOUL, Nov. 9 (Korea Bizwire) – The National Human Right Commission on Thursday recommended mega coffee chain Starbucks provide sign language services or install kiosks at its drive-through stores to ensure equal access for the hearing-impaired and customers with language challenges. The recommendation was in response to a petition filed by hearing-impaired customers and others [...]

Starbucks Korea Celebrates Liberation Day with Traditional Motifs

Starbucks Korea Celebrates Liberation Day with Traditional Motifs

SEOUL, Aug. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Marking the 78th anniversary of Korea’s liberation from Japan’s colonial rule, Starbucks Korea revealed its plans on Monday to introduce a line of products celebrating Liberation Day, starting from Tuesday. These offerings will showcase traditional Korean design elements, with items like mother-of-pearl coasters, exquisite mother-of-pearl boxes, and elegantly designed [...]

Starbucks Coffee Korea Seeks New Ventures amid Sales Slowdown

Starbucks Coffee Korea Seeks New Ventures amid Sales Slowdown

SEOUL, May 16 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Coffee Korea, which experienced a slowdown in sales growth last year, is seeking new ventures to secure a fresh growth engine. The company held a board meeting in late March and revised its articles of association to include 65 additional business purposes, according to industry sources. Among the [...]

Starbucks Korea Offers Customers Nostalgia of Yesteryear’s Prices

Starbucks Korea Offers Customers Nostalgia of Yesteryear’s Prices

SEOUL, Feb. 20 (Korea Bizwire) — Starbucks Korea announced on Friday that it will offer its signature product, the Americano, at its original price for a limited period. The move comes as the company celebrates its growing customer loyalty program, with its reward program members surpassing 10 million in January this year. From Feb. 22-24, [...]