Starbucks U.S. transactions fall 2%

January 26, 2017

Starbucks Corp. served fewer customers in the fiscal first quarter ended Jan. 1, but customers spent more money per order, helping Starbucks generate a 3-percent domestic same-store sales increase in the period, the company said Thursday. 

The Seattle-based coffee giant said U.S. same-store transactions fell 2 percent in the period, but the average ticket rose 5 percent.

The company said that, adjusting for the impact of “order consolidation” related to its new loyalty program, the average ticket grew 3 percent and transactions for the period were flat.

The stock fell 1.5 percent in after-hours trading on Thursday.

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