Starbucks opens outlet in Hyderabad

Written by PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: Oct 1 2014, 03:22am hrs
Tata Starbucks Ltd, a 50:50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages Ltd, inaugurated its outlet here today.

The store happens to be the 58th Starbucks store across six Indian cities in less than two years of the brand's launch in India, said Tata Starbucks Ltd CEO Avani Davda, adding that in addition to this, the company plans to open another store in Hyderabad at Forum Mall.

"The opening of the flagship store in Hyderabad is consistent with the company's long-term growth strategy to strengthen its presence in southern India and bring the Starbucks experience to more neighbourhoods around the country," Davda told reporters at a press conference.

The store would also offer a wide range of Starbucks merchandise, besides free Wi-Fi, she said.

Starbucks entered the Indian market in October 2012 and currently operates 58 stores across Mumbai, Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), Pune, Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad through a network of more than 1,000 partners.