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Starbucks in Other successful countries Starbucks in Japan First of the international store of Starbuck’s was opened in 1996 in Tokyo. The strategy of the organization was to provide consistency adaption to local market on how they operate in Japan. The organization hired local business consultant to constantly guide them throughout making business decisions. Changes in business include increasing density of seating for each stores. Recently, the world’s first Starbucks coffee shop with tatami rooms added to the list. To fit into Japanese lifestyle, Starbuck’s in Japan market themselves as the ‘third place’, meaning that this is the place that one could spend time comfortably between house and work environment. Physical stores in Japan not only has comfy sofa and well-lighted and design interior, but also free high speed Wi-Fi Internet service provided. Starbuck’s discoveries ready-to- drink coffee drinks at local convenient store, and also provided drive- thru services. These elements satisfy Japanese customer needs. In addition, Starbuck’s understands that Japan has a strong souvenir culture, they took the opportunity to introduce their merchandise such as special collector mugs that were only available in a particular region or city of Japan. Moreover, Starbuck’s innovated a new beverage menu, introducing the Green Tea Frappuccino drink and this became popular among Japanese customers. In result, record in 2012 was $1.4 billion USD revenue and $95 million profit. Starbucks Japanese store was twice profitable than a US Store. Starbucks in Japan was such success because it has the emotional connect ion with the local community, customers loved the innovative and unparalleled in store experience. Starbuck’s in China Starbuck’s company expanded drastically in China, from the first store opened in 1996, there were 165 stores in China in year 2002, now there are more than 800 stores in the whole country. Starbucks in the U.S. are hectic and rowdy, but Coffee shop in China are more of a spot for gathering place or social occasion. As for culture appreciation act, Starbucks also introduce green tea and black sesame into their beverage menu as a twist of Asian fusion. While Chinese consumers are concerns about food safety, all food is labeled with import country. Moreover, Starbucks in China altered their way to operating, where the peak business hours are during the afternoon or evening rather than in the morning like the United State. Starbucks succeeded in a country that traditionally favors drinking tea, makes China Starbuck’s second largest market outside the United State. 6
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Starbuck’s in Australia From the successful story in two markets discussed, the organization should have recognized the need to research, and also the importance of understanding targeted society’s beliefs, customs and values. A brand for all season is not true. Marketing practitioners must be able to determine which market type they are operating in because the
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