The outlet, which is approximately half the size of a soccer field, was described by Starbucks as a "state-of-the-art premium reserve roastery" and has been specifically created to attract affluent, white-collar Chinese consumers, according to the Financial Times.
It's also Starbucks' first store to utilize augmented reality technology: Customers can point their mobile phones at various items inside the store to access more information about their coffee and to unlock "virtual badges" to share on social media. "Now in Shanghai you can see Starbucks anywhere".
The location is Starbucks' second "Reserve Roastery" in the world. Starbucks already operates more than 3,000 stores in the country and plans to increase that number to 5,000 by 2021.
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It's also the largest Starbucks in the world, spanning an area almost twice as large as the next biggest, a Roastery in Seattle that opened three years ago.
The Seattle-based company is homing in on its fastest-growing market as it searches for ways to kick-start sluggish global sales after saturating the U.S. with lattes and cappuccinos. Yet the Reserve Roastery is quite unlike any of the existing 3,000 Starbucks stores throughout China, offering immersive coffee- and tea-focused experiences throughout multiple stories.
Ma said, for himself, "I don't like coffee, but I like Starbucks".
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Starbucks debuted its upscale Roastery format three years ago, in its Seattle hometown. China is on course to be the company's largest market in less than a decade, he added. Starbucks said that the shape was inspired by an espresso machine.
The company agreed to acquire the remaining 50 per cent of the business in a US$1.3-billion (S$1.8-billion) transaction, giving it ownership of about 1,300 cafes in Shanghai and the Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.
'His attention to detail, meticulous care in selecting the freshest, high-quality ingredients and the artistry of preparation creates an Italian food experience that perfectly pairs with our most premium coffees. "For coffee, there's a certain kind of "in-the-know" from consumers who seek out these good boutique shops".
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