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April 25, 2014

Sales climbing so Starbucks is eyeing more U.S. stores

  • This year, Starbucks plans to add 1,500 locations, including 600 in the Americas, and offer more lunch options.
  • NEW YORK — Starbucks keeps finding ways to squeeze more money out of people.

    The Seattle-based chain reported a stronger quarterly profit Thursday as global sales at established locations rose 6 percent, including in its flagship U.S. market. Operating margin improved as a result of lower costs for ingredients, and the company raised its profit outlook for the year.

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