INDIA > USA based Starbucks and India based Tata’s 50/50 joint venture, Tata Starbucks Private Limited opens three new stores in KolKata

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Welcoming customers on March 21, Tata Starbucks Private limited opened up three new stores in Kolkata. This is the seventh city for the company in India

According to Sumitro Ghosh, chief executive officer, Tata Starbucks:

“We are honored to bring Starbucks to Kolkata, a city that has always been known for its cultural heritage and grandeur. Our aspiration is to delight our customers in Kolkata with the unique Starbucks Experience that is built on three core fundamentals – our partners (employees), our stores and our coffee. The institution of the ‘adda’ and the timeless passion it invokes in those who know of the city of Kolkata is inspiring. We hope to pay homage to the city’s inherent tradition by becoming a new ‘adda’ for our customers in Kolkata.”

The stores are designed to weave Starbucks heritage and coffee passion into the vibrant and colorful culture of Kolkata while also promoting regional craftsmanship and handmade by local artists and designers. Offerings in the stores include Starbucks® signature espresso-based beverages like Cappuccinos, Americanos and Lattes, as well as all-time favorites such as Caffe Mocha, Java Chip Frappuccino, Signature Hot Chocolate and Caramel Macchiato. Starbucks also offers a range of Teavanaä teas and Starbucks signature tea innovation such as India Spice Majesty Blend in these Kolkata stores. Other offerings include Starbucks® Cold Brew, the latest in a series of coffee innovations highlighting the barista craft and high-quality coffee and two new desserts namely Chomchom Tiramisu and Chocolate Ras Malai Mousse.

Additionally, Kolkata stores will also offer Starbucks merchandise and free Wi-Fi.

Tata Starbucks aims to be the employer of choice in India and plans to double its workforce from 1700 to 3000 in the next five years with a special commitment to increase the proportion of women in its workforce from an industry best of 25 percent.

About Tata Starbucks Private Limited

Entering the Indian market in October 2012 through a 50/50 joint venture with Tata Global Beverages, Tata Starbucks Private Limited currently operates 113 stores in India across Mumbai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune and Kolkata through a network of over 1,700 employees.