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Starbucks chose China as the location for its largest coffee shop

30,000 sq ft

Starbucks chose China as the location for its largest coffee shop, opening in Shanghai on Wednesday (Dec. 6). The store is 30,000 square feet, equal to six basketball courts.

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30,000 sq ft

Starbucks is increasingly focusing on China, increasing its number of stores there from 3,000 to 5,000 over the next four years. It sees the Chinese market growing to become its biggest.

c-st2-RTX3LI0W-Aly Song
30,000 sq ft

c-st2-RTX3LI0W-Aly Song
30,000 sq ft

The market for coffee shops in China has already grown from 1.1 billion yuan ($165 million) in 2006 to 20 billion yuan ($3 billion) in 2016.

c-st2-RTX3LI0W-Aly Song
30,000 sq ft

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