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Starbucks Continues Expansion in India
November 25, 2013

Tata Starbucks Ltd., the 50/50 joint venture between Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. and Tata Global Beverages Ltd., has opened a new store in Bangalore, India. Celebrating the heritage of the city, the 3,000-sq.-ft. flagship opened on Nov. 23. Tata Starbucks Limited also plans to open two more stores by the end of the year at Phoenix Market City and Orion Mall at Brigade Gateway in Bangalore. Inspired by the architectural style and tradition of the Bangalore Bungalow, the store design embraces the lush landscape and greenery of the “Garden City.” The store celebrates the artisans of Southern India by integrating locally sourced material, architectural treasures and antiques mostly found in traditional bungalows. Starbucks entered the Indian market in October 2012 and currently operates 30 stores across India.