Starbucks’ India operations sees fastest growth in company history

Published: March 21, 2014

Starbucks sign as seen in the UK. Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

VANCOUVER DESI

In just over a year of operations, India has become Starbucks fastest growing market yet, according to the Press Trust of India.

The U.S. coffeehouse giant partnered with India’s Tata Global Beverages and opened its first Indian Starbucks in Mumbai October 2012.  The company has since opened 40 stores across the subcontinent in just 17 months.

“With 40 stores in four cities (in 17 months) and nearly 1,000 partners, India is the fastest growing market in Starbucks history,” Tata-Starbucks chief executive Avani Davda said in a statement.

According to the Press Trust of India, the coffee chain now exists in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Bangalore, with coffee plantations in the southwest Indian state of Karnataka

Starbucks operates more than 20,000 stores in 64 countries across the world, serving more than 70 million customers each week.


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