Starbucks sales distribution - additional information
In 2018, the largest portion of sales in company-operated Starbucks was in beverages. However, there was a slight decrease in the size of this category in the years leading up to 2018. Food sales, on the other hand, increased from 15 percent of total sales in 2005 to 20 percent in 2018. Starbucks, most famous for its coffee-based beverages, sells a variety of light meals and snacks from porridge and croissants, paninis and salads to pastries, cakes and muffins. In 2018, the chain generated over 4.4 billion U.S. dollars from food sales worldwide.
Starbucks was the leading coffee chain in the world in 2015 in terms of both revenue and number of stores. The company made just short of 19.16 billion U.S. dollars in worldwide revenue that year. Starbucks is not only dominating the coffee chain market: it was the second most valuable fast food brand worldwide after McDonald’s in 2018, with a brand value of about 44.5 billion U.S. dollars.
There were 29,324 Starbucks stores across the world in 2018. As of 2018, the United States had the most stores, with just over 14 thousand, followed by China and Canada. Seoul in South Korea had 284 Starbucks stores as of May 2014, making it the city with the largest number of stores worldwide. New York City trailed closely behind with 277.