Starbucks Stock and China Plan

I mean the stocks (SBUX), not the latte. I believe the “so-so” same store sales number for the Q1 is the main reason for the recent drop. The stock is still not cheap by looking at PE (37), with projected rev/earning growth at about 20%. But this is Starbucks, normally they don’t go on sale. Near term, I believe SBUX […]

Consumer Series I: Gui Zhou Mao Tai

(Update Apr 30) I went to Carrefour to buy Maotai, it’s out. I noticed Maotai has some low end products now (Maotai Chun instead of Guizhou Maotai). The Shanghai No. 1 Food Store across the street does carry Mao Tai, but it charges for 525 Yuan (Carrefour price was 438). According to Carrefour associates, the Maotai was out for couple […]

Coffee at McDonald and Starbucks

Call it gourmet coffee, premium coffee, or designer coffee, whichever way you want to call it. But I have seen the “Gourmet Coffee” bulletin board put up by McDonald to make fun of Starbucks’ price. I also noticed Starbucks is adding “drive through” windows and open new locations like crazy lately. All these, according to Todd Sullivan’s value […]