Starbucks to Open in Vietnam

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    How do you say “vanilla soy latte” in Vietnamese? Starbucks will open its first location in Vietnam next month, part of the company’s ongoing attempts to expand in Asia. By 2014, China will become Starbucks’ largest market outside the U.S. Vietnam, meanwhile, is the world’s second-largest producer of coffee, behind Brazil. The new coffee shop will be in the capital, Ho Chi Minh City.

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