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Meteoric cafe startup Luckin Coffee threatens Starbucks with unfair competition lawsuit

Luckin Coffee, the coffee shop startup using market acquisition tactics borrowed from China’s internet companies, has written an open letter to Starbucks accusing it of monopolistic practices in the country and proposing a possible lawsuit, according to Tencent News (in Chinese). Luckin has taken issue with Starbucks’ exclusivity rights with property owners and putting pressure […]

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China Tech Talk 46: Internet business models disrupt China’s coffee market: Luckin Coffee

John and Matt discuss the power of examining first principles in an increasingly mobile-centric marketplace in the case of new coffee delivery startup Luckin (瑞亲) Coffee. Links Bringing Internet Business Model to the Coffee Industry, Will Luckin Coffee Threaten Starbucks? Starbucks is opening a store in China every 15 hours Starbucks uses China as a […]