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  • Starbucks Corp. reported that same-store sales were up seven percent for December, following 10 percent increases in both October and November. The company reported net revenue of $418 million in the five weeks ended Dec. 29, up 22 percent from $343 million a year earlier.

    Starbucks opened 111 new stores in December, boosting its worldwide total to 6,193, including 4,763 in North America.

    Remarkably, Starbucks generated $37.5 million in sales just in people adding stored-value to their Starbucks cards.

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