Starbucks sees traffic rise over holiday season

Starbucks sees traffic rise over holiday season

Operating income increases 18 percent during first quarter

Starbucks Corp.'s same-store sales and traffic improved over the holiday season, according to an earnings report released Thursday.

Global same-store sales increased 5 percent for the Seattle-based coffeehouse chain, including a 2-percent increase in traffic, during the first quarter ended Dec. 28.

“Starbucks record Q1 fiscal 2015 financial and operating performance was exceptional by every metric and standard,” said Howard Schultz, Starbucks

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