Starbucks & Japan

I just watched a Starbucks employee carefully repackage beans at a cafe in Tokyo from American-standard bags to smaller ones for sale to locals. Great reminder to adjust your business to the local culture — and sometimes this will require manual “man-behind-the-curtain” efforts.



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