Starbucks Sales Surge As Coffee Drinkers Return To Cafes
Coffee drinkers returned to Starbucks cafes in a big way last quarter, fueling a surge in sales and better-than-expected profits, according to results released Tuesda
New York, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 28th Jul, 2021 ) :Coffee drinkers returned to Starbucks cafes in a big way last quarter, fueling a surge in sales and better-than-expected profits, according to results released Tuesday.
The coffee chain, which has invested in improving its smartphone app to facilitate online orders, raised its full-year profit forecast on the heels of the strong results, with showed key benchmarks posting big gains in the quarter ending June 27.
"As the Great Human Reconnection continues to unfold, our partners are rising to the occasion, ready to meet our customers wherever they need us to be," said Chief Executive Kevin Johnson in an earnings release.
But shares fell in after-hours trading, with CNBC pointing to the reduced outlook for China sales.
Global comparable sales growth, which in the pre-pandemic era was considered strong which it showed increases in the high single digits, surged 73 percent in the latest three months, reflecting the dramatic change in conditions due to the availability of coronavirus vaccines and the economic reopening.
Starbucks lifted full-year forecasts on revenue and profits, although the updated outlook was mixed by region.
Shares were down 3.1 percent to $122.15 in after-hours trading.