Starbucks Archives | Be Korea-savvy
Cashless Economy Encroaches on Everyday Life

Cashless Economy Encroaches on Everyday Life

SEOUL, Oct. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — On an ordinary weekday in downtown Seoul a middle-aged woman walks into a Starbucks to order a cup of coffee. When she takes some paper bills out of her purse to pay the cashier, he politely refuses them and points to a notice at the entrance. “This store doesn’t [...]

Starbucks Coffee Korea Slapped with 10mln-Won Fine

Starbucks Coffee Korea Slapped with 10mln-Won Fine

SEOUL, Jul. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korea’s communications regulator has slapped a 10 million-won (US$9,000) fine on Starbucks Coffee Korea Co. for breaching personal information of hundreds of its customers, an official said Wednesday. The Korea Communications Commission said IDs, nicknames and mobile phone numbers of 537 people were disclosed due to a technical [...]

Starbucks Gives in to Uniquely Korean Coffeehouse Culture

Starbucks Gives in to Uniquely Korean Coffeehouse Culture

SEOUL, May 25 (Korea Bizwire) — When Starbucks opened its Noryangjin Station store last month, it was immediately besieged by criticism for not having enough seats and power outlets. The American coffeehouse chain has responded to the public outrage by installing more seating areas, including six new seats and seven more power outlets in addition [...]

Olive Young, Starbucks Most Sought-after Workplaces by South Korean Part-timers

Olive Young, Starbucks Most Sought-after Workplaces by South Korean Part-timers

SEOUL, March 22 (Korea Bizwire) — Olive Young and Starbucks have been named the most desirable franchises to work for by South Korean part-time workers, a new survey has found. The South Korean drug store chain is the most popular workplace for part-time workers in South Korea, according to a survey conducted by part-time job search [...]