Tata Starbucks

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Tata Starbucks Ltd
Type Joint Venture
Traded as Starbucks "A Tata Alliance"
Industry Coffee shops
Genre Coffee house
Headquarters India, Tower 2 Indiabulls Finance Center, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India[1]
Number of locations 61 stores (November 2014)
Area served India
Key people Avani Saglani Davda
(CEO)[2]
Products
Services Coffee
Owners
Employees 1000+ (Sep 2014)[3]
Website Starbucks.in

Tata Starbucks Ltd is a 50:50 joint venture company, owned by Starbucks Corporation and Tata Global Beverages,[4] that owns and operates Starbucks outlets in India.[5] The outlets are branded Starbucks "A Tata Alliance". Starbucks, through an agreement with Tata Coffee, serves coffee that is 100% locally sourced and roasted.[6]

History[edit]

India's first Starbucks outlet in Elphinstone Building, Horniman Circle, Mumbai.

In January 2011, Starbucks Corporation and Tata Coffee announced plans to begin opening Starbucks locations in India.[7] Despite a false start in 2007,[8] in January 2012 Starbucks finally announced a 50:50 joint venture with Tata Global Beverages, called Tata Starbucks Ltd., which would own and operate outlets branded "Starbucks, A Tata Alliance".[9] Starbucks had previously attempted to enter the Indian market in 2007. Starbucks did not cite any reason for the withdrawal.[10]

On 19 October 2012, Starbucks opened its first store in India, measuring 4500 sq ft in Elphinstone Building, Horniman Circle, Mumbai.[11][12] Starbucks expanded its presence to Delhi on 24 January 2013 by opening 2 outlets at Terminal III of the Indira Gandhi International Airport,[13] and later one in Connaught Place.[14] Tata Global Beverages announced in 2013 that they would have 50 locations by the end of the year,[15] with an investment of INR4 billion (US$65 million).[16] However, the company would open its 50th store in India only on 8 July 2014.[17][18][19]

The third city of India to get a Starbucks outlet was Pune, where the company opened an outlet at Koregaon Park, on 8 September 2013.[20][21] Starbucks opened a 3,000-square-foot flagship store at Koramangala, Bangalore on 22 November 2013, making it the fourth city to have an outlet.[22][23][24][25] Starbucks opened its first store in Chennai and 50th store in India on 8 July 2014.[26][27][28]

Products[edit]

Apart from the usual products offered internationally, Starbucks in India has some Indian style product offerings such as Tandoori Paneer Roll, Elaichi Mawa Croissant and Murg Tikka Panini to suit Indian customers.

Free Wi-Fi is available at all Starbucks stores.[29]

Locations[edit]

As of July 2014, Starbucks operates 61 outlets in 7 cities of India.[30]

State/Region City No. of Outlets First outlet
Delhi New Delhi 15 24 January 2013
Delhi NCR Gurgaon 4 10 July 2013[31][32]
Maharashtra Mumbai 23 19 October 2012
Pune 6 8 September 2013
Karnataka Bengaluru 10 22 November 2013
Tamil Nadu Chennai 1 8 July 2014
Telangana Hyderabad 3 1 October 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.starbucks.in/about-us/company-information/online-policies/terms-of-use
  2. ^ "First Starbucks cafe to come up in South Mumbai by October end". The Statesman. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/business/Industry/starbucks-hints-at-training-aid-to-retain-talent-at-indian-jv/article6190278.ece
  4. ^ "Starbucks to open first India store in Oct, appoints chief executive : India, News - India Today". Indiatoday.intoday.in. 28 September 2012. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  5. ^ Business Standard (29 September 2012). "The lady who knows what's brewing at Tata Starbucks". Business-standard.com. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  6. ^ Sapna Agarwal (28 September 2012). "Starbucks to open first India outlet in Mumbai". Livemint. Retrieved 3 October 2012. 
  7. ^ "Tata Coffee brings Starbucks to India". Business-standard.com. 14 January 2011. Retrieved 7 July 2011. 
  8. ^ Chatterjee, Saikat (20 July 2007). "Starbucks Delays India Entry, Withdraws Application (Update2)". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 15 April 2009. 
  9. ^ "Tata Global Beverages and Starbucks Form Joint Venture to Open Starbucks Cafés across India". Starbucks Press Release. Archived from the original on 4 February 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2014. 
  10. ^ "Starbucks set for festive season flag-off from Mumbai". The Times Of India. 26 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "First look at Starbucks' India store". Businesstoday.intoday.in. 7 July 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  12. ^ Special Correspondent. "Business / Companies : Starbucks India Store in Mumbai 28". 
  13. ^ "Tata Starbucks opens two outlets in Delhi". The Hindu (Chennai, India). 25 January 2013. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  14. ^ "Starbucks opens in central Delhi". The Economic Times. 7 February 2013. Retrieved 25 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "Starbucks adds three more outlets to its network in India". The Economic Times. 3 June 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  16. ^ http://www.business-standard.com/article/companies/starbucks-adds-two-more-stores-in-mumbai-113091000852_1.html
  17. ^ http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-07-08/news/51191395_1_tata-starbucks-starbucks-coffee-company-john-culver
  18. ^ http://www.financialexpress.com/news/tata-starbucks-opens-chennai-outlet-hyderabad-next/1268023
  19. ^ http://www.livemint.com/Companies/bqjODYMDcvGJBimWXoUyjJ/Tata-Starbucks-opens-first-Chennai-store.html
  20. ^ "Tata Starbucks to open Pune outlet on Sunday". The Times Of India. 5 September 2013. 
  21. ^ http://cooks.ndtv.com/article/show/starbucks-to-open-first-store-in-pune-414770
  22. ^ http://news.starbucks.com/news/starbucks-continues-expansion-in-india-with-opening-of-new-flagship-store-i
  23. ^ http://www.livemint.com/Companies/3cHjvn2l5O7NUGo3ttq3iK/Tata-Starbucks-opens-its-first-cafe-in-Bangalore.html
  24. ^ http://seattletimes.com/html/businesstechnology/2022312384_starbucksindiaxml.html
  25. ^ http://www.firstpost.com/business/starbucks-opens-first-store-in-bangalore-plans-2-more-by-yr-end-1244147.html
  26. ^ http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-07-08/news/51191395_1_tata-starbucks-starbucks-coffee-company-john-culver
  27. ^ http://www.financialexpress.com/news/tata-starbucks-opens-chennai-outlet-hyderabad-next/1268023
  28. ^ http://www.livemint.com/Companies/bqjODYMDcvGJBimWXoUyjJ/Tata-Starbucks-opens-first-Chennai-store.html
  29. ^ "Starbucks opens three new stores in Delhi and Mumbai". Indiaretailing.com. 4 June 2013. Retrieved 17 July 2013. 
  30. ^ official website of Tata Starbucks, retrieved 21 July 2014.
  31. ^ http://businesstoday.intoday.in/story/starbucks-first-outlet-in-gurgaon-tally-at-8-in-delhi-ncr/1/196602.html
  32. ^ http://cooks.ndtv.com/article/show/starbucks-opens-its-first-store-in-gurgaon-390305

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