..."Coffee giant Starbucks (NASDAQ:SBUX) had a few quiet years recently but returned to market-beating form in the summer of 2018. The stock has gained a market-stomping 78% over the last 18 months, including a 45% climb in 52 weeks.
The company will report results for the holiday season on Jan. 28. Starbucks is investing in new technologies in order to perk up its operating efficiency in the long run. Here's a look at three of the company's most interesting tech ideas, and how they might affect the upcoming first-quarter 2020 report."