Starbucks taps Korean producer for export to Hong Kong
August 11, 2009
Starbucks Corp. announced that its Korean business partner, Dong Suh Foods Corp., will produce and export Starbucks bottled Mint Mocha Frappuccino coffee drinks to Hong Kong. Dong Suh Foods has produced and sold Starbucks-branded ready-to-drink coffee drinks in Korea since 2006, and is the first local business partner to produce and export Starbucks RTD products to an international market. Currently, Hong Kong has four flavors of Starbucks bottled Frappuccino coffee drinks, all manufactured and exported from the United States.
“Our business relationship with Dong Suh Foods has been strong in Korea and we confidently selected them as the first international business partner to export our products to another international market,” said Rich DePencier, vice president, Starbucks Global Consumers Products, International. “Starbucks Consumer Products business is important to the overall success of the company, and we are committed to bringing the Starbucks Experience to consumers throughout Asia when they cannot come to our retail stores.”