Starbucks CEO visits store branch at Rockwell Grove

Posted at Apr 04 2013 03:32 PM | Updated as of Apr 04 2013 11:32 PM

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MANILA -- Starbucks Chief Executive Officer Howard Schultz is in town. He did a quick tour of the coffee chain's award-winning store at The Grove by Rockwell in Pasig on Thursday morning.

The branch bested 111 other Starbucks outlets in Asia and won "Best New Core Store Design in Asia" for 2013. Most of the store's interiors evoke the classic feel of Philippine beach resorts.

Schultz chatted with the store manager and baristas, and posed for photos with some customers.

This is the second visit of Schultz to the Philippines where Starbucks has 195 stores.

The CEO's visit comes as Starbucks further expands in Asia. The coffee chain opened its first store in India last October and in Vietnam just this February.

ANC News Now, April 4, 2013.