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Starbucks to Go "Venti" in China

Starbucks to Go

The new Shanghai Roastery will also feature China's first Starbucks Teavana Bar as a tribute to its deep culture.

Located on Nanjing Road West, the city's most famous shopping street, the 30,000 sq ft store will offer customers a high-end experience and will include a "Reserve roastery" which will allow customers to watch beans being roasted.

The AR experience is powered by Alibaba Group's scene-recognition technology and users can access digital experiences, such as viewing menus, ordering special coffee blends and booking customised experiences via a dedicated Roastery app or through Alibaba's Taobao app.

Schultz said on Tuesday at a briefing in Shanghai that it was obvious to the company that the holding power for Starbucks in China will be more significant than the USA holding power.

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CEO Kevin Johnson has targeted the fastest growing market for the company as it looks for ways to jumpstart sluggish worldwide sales after saturating the USA market with cappuccinos and lattes.

Customers can also visit Tmall to purchase Shanghai Roastery and Reserve branded merchandise and coffee for home delivery.

But Starbucks, which entered China 18 years ago, still sees remarkably strong growth in China, where many consumers view it as an aspirational brand.

As customers enter the new Roastery, they are greeted by the sight of a two-story, copper cask, adorned with more than 1,000 traditional Chinese chops (or stamps) that have been hand-engraved to narrate the story of Starbucks and coffee.

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But the Shanghai roastery won't hold the title of largest Starbucks for too long.

Starbucks plans to open other Roastery cafes in New York, Tokyo, Milan and Chicago. Same-store sales gained 8 per cent in the country during the most recent quarter, compared with 2 per cent globally.

A Starbucks "partner" makes a siphon brew in the new Starbucks Roastery in Shanghai, China.

China is seen as a promising market for Starbucks as the coffee giant tries to expand outside of the saturated USA market.

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