Starbucks now operates more than 570 stores in China
Starbucks now operates more than 570 stores in China. Picture: Oxburrow on Flickr
Starbucks Corp expects China to become its second-biggest retail market measured by the number of its stores by 2014, following just behind the United States in that regard, said a company executive. John Culver, president of Starbucks China and Asia Pacific, said the coffee chain is planning to move faster into smaller cities in the second largest economy in the world.
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