Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) Japan reported a 51% increase in annual profit and predicts a gain of an additional 12.6%. Because of vigorous sales of limited-time drinks, coffee beans and hot food, same-store sales increased for the first time year-on-year. Starbucks Japan has said that it plans to open 100 stores every year for an indefinite amount of time.
Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Toysrus.com have reached the end of a 10-year contract which stipulated that Toysrus.com products could only be sold through Amazon. As a result, Amazon is opening new stores specializing in baby products and toys.