Is Starbucks the next Yum?

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Is Starbucks the next Yum! Brands? ( YUM , quote ) The global growth story with China at the center is Howard Schulte's loudest shout yet on company strategy for growth.

[caption id="attachment_75476" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Starbucks in Shanghai, China"] Image courtesy Nat Welch: http://www.flickr.com/photos/icco/ [/caption]

The opportunity for Starbucks ( SBUX , quote ) outside the U.S. remains massive with under 10% of operating income coming from outside the USA.

As I've said many times, if Starbucks was in Russia when I lived there, I might still be in Moscow!


As Yum's China growth slows, Starbucks' China growth will be in play. For the full story checkout Business Wire's "Starbucks Unveils Accelerated Global Growth Plans" and Bloomberg's " Record Brazil Coffee Crop Cuts Costs for Starbucks ".



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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