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Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:38 AM

Starbucks to open first Vietnam store next month

Source: BBC

Starbucks, the world's biggest coffee-shop company, is set to open its first store in Vietnam next month as it continues expanding in Asia.

The cafe will be in Ho Chi Minh City, the company said in a statement, with partner Hong Kong's Maxim Group.

Starbucks has seen growth stagnate in the US prompting it to open thousands of stores in China and Asia Pacific.

Vietnam is the second-largest coffee producer in the world behind Brazil.

Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-20896489

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Reply Starbucks to open first Vietnam store next month (Original post)
alp227 Jan 2013 OP
JI7 Jan 2013 #1
newfie11 Jan 2013 #2
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #7
awoke_in_2003 Jan 2013 #11
newfie11 Jan 2013 #14
JDPriestly Jan 2013 #3
Mkap Jan 2013 #4
pinboy3niner Jan 2013 #8
dynasaw Jan 2013 #10
Kablooie Jan 2013 #5
rucky Jan 2013 #6
madrchsod Jan 2013 #9
Bandit Jan 2013 #12
RandiFan1290 Jan 2013 #13

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 02:56 AM

1. why is starbucks so popular ?

i'm not a regular coffee drinker so maybe i just don't get it.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:15 AM

2. All the deaths in the Vietnam war on both sides

And now 50 years later they have Capitalism.
What a waste if human life. We are an insane war mongering country. We learn nothing from history.

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:07 AM

7. Hell, they had capitalism all along

Even when the South fell, the new rulers couldn't control business in Saigon (and despite the edict that it would be known as Ho Chi Minh City, everyone in the South continued to call it Saigon).

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Response to newfie11 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 12:21 PM

11. And Cuban communists killed no Americans...

but we cannot trade with them.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:26 PM

14. Exactly

It is an insane policy

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:34 AM

3. It took us 38 years from the day we left to finally win the war in Viet Nam!

Why did we waste all those lives, all that money?

What were we fighting about?

Making peace is always healthier and more profitable than making war.

If we spent as much time and money on learning how to make peace, on making the tools of peace, as we do on learning how to make war and on making the tools of war, just think how much better life would be.

War is a waste. Always. With no exceptions.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:17 AM

4. Exploited people drinking coffee made by exploited people

Starbucks needs fair trade coffee

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Response to Mkap (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 06:20 AM

8. Starbucks may suck in some tourists...

...but the lowliest 2-table shops in Vietnam have great Vietnamese coffee.

The best coffee comes from Ban Me Thuot, and is widely available throughout Vietnam and is exported. Look for Starbucks VN to offer that, too. There's no way they can compete without incorporating the great local coffees.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 10:02 AM

10. The absurdity struck me too

Vietnamese coffee is perhaps one of the best in the world . Talk about taking coals to New Castle.

Stupid American business minds.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 04:58 AM

5. So will it be a pho Starbucks instead of a real one?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 05:49 AM

6. This is a step down for Vietnam

home of the best iced coffee in the universe

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 07:37 AM

9. a lot of people died so starbucks could open in vietnam

i`m sure the slaves who work for the western companies will never step foot in starbucks.

yup the domino theory... now communist china and communist vietnam are our best friends

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:03 PM

12. Last coffee I had in Vietnam was C-Rat coffee in a canteen cup

I bet Starbucks is a little better than what I made..

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Jan 3, 2013, 03:09 PM

13. I'll take this over Starbunks any day

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