Seattle-based Starbucks Corp. plans to accelerate growth and brew up a stronger profit in the year ahead, with CEO Howard Schultz noting that customers of all walks of life consider its drinks an “affordable luxury” even in challenging economic times.
Issaquah based Costco’s revenue at stores open at least a year rose 7 percent in October. Costco Wholesale Corp. said Thursday that the metric climbed 7 percent in the U.S. and 9 percent abroad.
Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. on Thursday reported second-quarter earnings that matched Wall Street’s meager expectations, but its revenue gains and outlook for the current quarter fell short of forecasts.
Seattle based Amazon.com, Inc. posted first-quarter profits Thursday that blew by analysts’ estimates and caused the company’s stock to jump in extended trading.