Jonathan Hipp

Starbucks has seen large amounts of growth over the past few years. With numbers taken from Starbucks Annual Reports from 2012 through 2016, we have seen growth accelerating in the number of US locations while the worldwide growth remains strong. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of US locations grew by nearly 5%. With this amount of growth in such a competitive space, will Starbucks be able to sustain its expansions?

Chart of Starbucks store expansion by year All figures taken from Starbucks annual reports