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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 [...]

Starbucks Korea Sells Nearly Double S. Korea’s Population in Americanos Last Year

Starbucks Korea Sells Nearly Double S. Korea’s Population in Americanos Last Year

SEOUL, Jan. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – The South Korean love affair with Starbucks burned hot last year, as the Seattle-based coffee behemoth revealed it had sold 83.6 million americanos last year, the coffee chain’s number one selling drink for the 11th year running. South Korea’s population is estimated at 51.6 million (Statistics Korea), meaning that [...]