Starbucks Israel has posted a loss of NIS4m (US$869,500) for its Q2 2002, according to a report in Yediot Ahronot. The report notes that the loss included a one-time write-down of NIS2m. "The company's quarterly loss excluding the write-down was therefore NIS2m," it says, adding that Starbucks Israel lost NIS7m in the first half of 2002.