Starbucks profits up despite tax row
24 January 2013 Last updated at 09:56 GMT
Starbucks is expected to announce profits up by around 10% in its latest quarterly figures, as the company bucks the global economic downturn to expand its operations.
The coffee giant has been at the centre of a row in the UK over corporation tax payments, but it seems the controversy has had little impact on the company's fortunes.
Nigel Cassidy reports.