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 […]
Coffee chains in China like Starbucks and Luckin face growing competition from the likes of the offline retail giant.
Starbucks has always had lots of competitors and China is no exception.
Heytea started out in southern China’s Guangdong province in 2012 and later expanded to most tier-one and tier-two cities in China.