Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf plans 700 units in China

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf plans 700 units in China

Coffeehouse chain to enter country in agreement with South Korean retailer E-Land

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf plans to open more than 700 units in China as part of an exclusive area development agreement with South Korean retailer E-Land, the company said Monday.

The Los Angeles-based chain already has a strong presence across Asia, but the new partnership will bring the brand into China for the first time, a region where competitor Starbucks Corp. already has a solid foothold, with more than 1,700 units.

E-Land operates more than 7,000 retail fashio

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