Over the last five years, share prices of Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) have nearly doubled and significantly outperformed the S&P 500 index. The best barometer of Starbucks' brand is the growth in the channel development segment. This segment only makes up 5% of total revenue, but it includes the branded products that Starbucks offers with Nestlé (OTC: NSRGY) (OTC: NSRG.F) and other partners at retail locations outside of its company-operated and licensed stores.
The international coffee chain is thriving as the economic reopening gains momentum. Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) expects to catch a tailwind as China is the latest economy to reopen after COVID-19 lockdowns.
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