Starbucks reported a 16.2% increase in second quarter earnings Thursday as the coffee company benefitted from rapid growth and continued to acquire new customers.
The Seattle-based company said sales were the best of any non-holiday quarter ever, jumping 9.4% to $4.99 billion, from $4.56 billion in the year-ago quarter. That came in slightly below what analysts expected, which was $5.03 billion, . . . more