Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Starbucks headed for Kingdom

Starbucks headed for Kingdom

Content image - Phnom Penh Post
A Starbucks Coffee shop in San Francisco in January this year. AFP

Starbucks headed for Kingdom

Starbucks is coming to Cambodia.

The US-based coffee giant will open its first outlet at Phnom Penh International Airport by the end of this year, with plans to open a second store in the city centre by the end of 2016, according to a statement on its website on Thursday.

“Cambodia is a vibrant country with a rich cultural heritage, and we are proud to bring the unparalleled Starbucks Experience to this market,” John Culver, group president, China/Asia Pacific, Channel Development and Emerging Brands, Starbucks Coffee Company, is quoted as saying in the statement.

Despite its absence in the Kingdom, the coffee chain has already made an impression on Cambodia’s youth. Two years ago, Starbucks t-shirts were a common sight among trend-setting teenagers, although many had likely never set foot in a Starbucks.

Hong Kong Maxim’s Group will be the official licensee for Starbucks in Cambodia.

The US-based chain has more 21,000 outlets worldwide.

MOST VIEWED

  • Analyst: Rainsy blocked from boarding flight 'an excuse'

    THAI Airways not allowing Sam Rainsy on its route from Paris to Bangkok on Thursday is being used as an excuse to keep his standing among fellow coup plotters and his uninformed supporters as flights to non-Asean countries are available, an analyst said on Friday.

  • Rainsy lands in Malaysia

    Cambodian opposition figure Sam Rainsy arrived in Kuala Lumpur airport on Saturday afternoon after boarding a flight from Paris, where he has been living for more than four years. Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation spokesperson Koy Kuong said on Saturday that Cambodia respected

  • Touch: Rainsy will never return

    Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), has claimed it has achieved 70 per cent of its struggle to find a solution to the current political situation in the Kingdom. Just before boarding a plane at Charles de Gaulle

  • Sokha continues call for dropping of charge after bail conditions reduced

    Not satisfied with having his bail conditions reduced, allowing him to travel freely in Cambodia, Kem Sokha says he wants his charge totally dropped. “As an innocent man who has been in detention for two years even without being found guilty, I continue to demand

  • MEPs' call for Rainsy's safety not European Parliament position

    The European Parliament said on Friday that a statement by 56 Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) calling for guarantees of Sam Rainsy’s freedom and safety should he return to Cambodia did not represent its position. Delphine Colard, the European Parliament’s press officer told

  • Sar Kheng: Rainsy return not blocked

    Minister of Interior Sar Kheng clarified that Cambodia had never blocked Sam Rainsy from returning to the Kingdom. However, he said Cambodia reserved the right to take legal action as allowed by law against activities aimed at destroying the Kingdom. “No one blocked the return