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STARBUCKS REPORTS SALES FOR JULY

 SEATTLE, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ: SBUX) today reported sales of $13.7 million for the four weeks ended July 25, 1993, an increase of 76 percent from $7.8 million in the same four-week period of fiscal 1992. On a comparable store sales basis (stores open for at least 13 months), sales increased 18 percent. Management was pleased with the comparable store sales growth of 18 percent because it was posted over an exceptionally strong comparable store sales growth of 26 percent in July of 1992.
 For the 43 weeks ended July 25, 1993, total sales were $126.9 million, an increase of 71 percent from the year-earlier 43 week period of $74.0 million. Comparable store sales during the 43 week period ended July 25, 1993 increased 22 percent.
 Starbucks ended its 1992 fiscal year on September 27, 1992, with 154 stores, including three licensed airport stores. Since that time, 78 stores, including seven licensed airport stores, have been opened: 17 stores in the first quarter, 25 in the second quarter, 31 stores in the third quarter, and five in July, bringing to 232 the total number of retail stores in the metropolitan areas surrounding Seattle, Washington; Chicago, Illinois; Vancouver, B.C.; Portland,Oregon; Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco, California; and Washington, D.C.
 Starbucks is accelerating plans for the opening of additional locations in fiscal year 1993, from 92 new stores, including 7 airport stores, to a total of 97 new stores, including 7 airport stores. The Company plans to open 125 stores in fiscal year 1994 and to enter at least two new markets, currently anticipated to include major metropolitan areas on the East Coast of the United States.
 In addition to its 232 retail stores, the Company has a national direct mail business with customers in every state as well as a specialty sales division serving a wholesale club, a specialty sales department store chain, a regional airline, fine restaurants and institutions.
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