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Pacific Coffee
Native name
太平洋咖啡
TypeCoffeehouse
Industry
Founded1992; 30 years ago (1992)
FounderThomas Neir
HeadquartersHong Kong
OwnerChina Resources Enterprise
Websitewww.pacificcoffee.com

Pacific Coffee (formerly known as Pacific Coffee Company; abbv. "PCC") is a coffee house chain from Hong Kong, with outlets in China, Singapore and Malaysia. The group is owned by computer distributor Chevalier Pacific, formerly Chevalier iTech. It acquired the chain from founder Thomas Neir for HK$205 million in 2005.[1]

In June 2010, China Resources Enterprise (CRE) and Chevalier forged a partnership to further expand the Pacific Coffee business in the Chinese Mainland with CRE being a major shareholder and to have Pacific Coffee developed under the umbrella of CRE's Retail Business Unit.[2]

Apart from its stores, PCC also sells own-brand coffee beans and Jura brand coffee machines to distributors and corporate clients, such as banks, airline companies, clubs and hotels. Its coffee beans are sold in Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore.

Hong Kong

PCC was started by Thomas Neir of Seattle, who came to Hong Kong in 1992. Neir saw a lack of European-style coffee houses in his adopted city. The first PCC outlet opened in 1993 at the Bank of America Tower in Hong Kong's Central district.[3] In 2005, the PCC at The Peak was voted "Asia's top favourite wireless hotspot" in a survey of 1,996 people in 20 countries by Intel.[4]

International branches

A branch in Zhuhai, China
A branch in Zhuhai, China

PCC has 120 branches in Hong Kong, as well as branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Macau, Foshan, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Shenyang, Suzhou, Xi'an, Zhuhai, Singapore, Cyprus and Malaysia.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Enoch Yiu, "White Collar", South China Morning Post, June 5, 2007, page B4
  2. ^ "CRE buys 80pc of Pacific Coffee". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2019-12-26.
  3. ^ Thomas Neir - Founder and CEO, Pacific Coffee Company Archived 2007-10-06 at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Intel ranks Asia's top wireless hotspots". Archived from the original on 2008-06-23. Retrieved 2008-11-23.
  5. ^ Pacific Coffee - Store Locator - Full Store List Archived 2008-12-20 at the Wayback Machine