Starbucks Is a Trenta-Sized Company

With a workforce larger than the population of Orange, California, Starbucks now sells 87,000 drink combinations in 50 different countries.

Last week, we marveled at the size of Starbucks' new Trenta serving. This week, it's time to survey the scale of Starbucks' corporate activities in awe. Online MBA has put together a mini-guide to the company, which brought in $10.71 billion last year, and has outposts in 50 countries. These slides show the data that I found most interesting (87,000 different drink combinations! How is that even possible?), but you can see the whole thing over at The Atlantic.


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