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Starbucks opens new Shanghai Reserve Roastery
Excitement is brewing for Starbucks’ prospects in China in 2018, with promising figures revealed in the Q4 earnings call and a successful launch of its Shanghai Reserve Roastery, reports Emily Lewis
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China goes cashless
In China – from street-food stall to high-end restaurant – a scan of the smartphone enables payment

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China’s expanding waste levels: how food delivery is creating white pollution
As China's food delivery sector continues to grow, so too do concerns over the environment as waste levels continue to mount. Emily Lewis speaks to FCSI members about the scale of the issue

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The mooncake marvel: China’s Mid-Autumn Festival gets bigger, healthier and more commercial
How a tiny pastry became a symbol of both big business and tradition in the run up to China’s Mid-Autumn Festival. Emily Lewis reports

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Grape over the grain: the rise of wine consumption in China
As wine consumption steadily rises in China, experts predict the country is set to become the world’s second biggest wine market by 2020, reports Emily Lewis

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Intensive farming threatens to transform Asian foodservice
Demand for meat is rising across the Asia Pacific region and standards are struggling to keep pace. A new report examines the consequences, reports Thomas Lawrence

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McDonald’s cut ties with India franchisee
After a four-year legal dispute with long-time joint venture partner Vikram Bakshi, the QSR giant is ending its association with India-based franchisees CPRL, reports Emily Lewis

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