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This article is about the coffeehouse chain. For other uses, see Starbuck. Starbucks Corporation


Traded as
NASDAQ-100 Component
S&P 500 Component


GenreCoffee house
FoundedPike Place Market in Seattle, Washington (March 30, 1971)

Founder(s)Jerry Baldwin
Gordon Bowker
Zev Siegl

HeadquartersSeattle, Washington, U.S.

Number of locations20,366 in 61 countries (November 16, 2012)[1]

Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleHoward Schultz
(Chairman, President and CEO)
ProductsWhole bean coffee
Boxed tea
Made-to-order beverages
Bottled beverages
Baked goods
Frappuccino beverages

Revenue US$ 13.29 billion (2012)[2]

Operating income
US$ 1.99 billion (2012)[2]

Net income
US$ 1.38 billion (2012)[2]

Total assets
US$ 8.21 billion (2012)[2]

Total equity
US$ 5.10 billion (2012)[2]

Employees149,000 (2011)[2]

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Starbucks Corporation is an American global coffee company and coffeehouse chain based in Seattle, Washington. Starbucks is the largest coffeehouse company in the world, with 20,366 stores in 61 countries, including 13,123 in the United States, 1,299 in Canada, 977 in Japan, 793 in the United Kingdom, 732 in China, 473 in South Korea, 363 in Mexico, 282 in Taiwan, 204 in the Philippines, and 164 in Thailand.[1] Starbucks sells hot and cold drinks, coffee beans, salads, hot and cold sandwiches, sweet pastries, snacks, and items such as mugs and tumblers. Through the Starbucks Entertainment division and Hear Music brand, the company also markets books, music, and film. Many of the company's products are seasonal or specific to the locality of the store. Starbucks-brand ice...
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