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Starbucks pushes new food items to boost sales

NEW YORK — Starbucks wants coffee fans to think of it as a spot to grab lunch or late afternoon bite — not just a place to get a cup of morning joe.

The Seattle-based chain is looking to increase its US sales by making its food a bigger attraction, particularly in the slower hours. In April, for example, Starbucks launched several new sandwiches and salads.

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