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STARBUCKS REPORTS SALES FOR SEPTEMBER AND ANNOUNCES NEW MARKETS FOR 1994

 SEATTLE, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) today reported sales of $163.5 million for the 53-week fiscal year ended October 3, 1993, an increase of 76 percent from $93.1 million for the 52- week fiscal year ended September 27, 1992. On a comparable store sales basis (stores open for at least 13 months), sales increased 20 percent for the 52 weeks ended September 26, 1993 as compared to the same 52-week period ended September 27, 1992. Starbucks intends to release it's audited fiscal year 1993 information on November 18, 1993.
 For the fiscal month ended October 3, 1993 (6 weeks), total sales were $22.6 million, an increase of 107 percent from the fiscal month ended September 27, 1992 (5 weeks), of $10.9 million. Comparable store sales during the 5 week period ended September 26, 1993 increased 13 percent as compared to the same 5-week period ended September 27, 1992.
 Starbucks opened 100 stores, including eight licensed airport stores, during the fiscal year (versus the original plan of opening 78 stores), bringing to 253 the total number of retail stores and licensed airport stores, located in, and the 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.
 The Company plans to open 125 stores during fiscal year 1994 and enter three new markets -- New York, Boston and Minneapolis.
 In addition to its 253 retail stores and licensed airport stores, the Company has a national direct mail business; and a specialty sales division serving: a wholesale club, a specialty sales department store chain, a national bookstore chain, a regional airline, and fine restaurants and institutions.
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