* "Starbucks found ways to make money without adding seven stores a day, as it had in 2007." (It now adds two stores a day.)
* After falling from a high of 176,000 employees in late 2008 to 137,000 in 2010, the company's head count grew to 149,000 last fall. * Starbucks has fewer than 7,000 stores in foreign countries vs. 11,000 in the U.S. Of the 800 stores it plans to open this year, 600 will be in international markets -- and a quarter of those will be in China.
Starbucks' annual shareholders' meeting, by the way, is Wednesday. * More thoughtful, still innovative Starbucks steaming hot