Costa Coffee to open 200 more stores in India by 2015

Costa Coffee, the coffee shop chain brand under the UK-based multinational hotel, coffee shop and restaurant company Whitbread, is looking at expanding its presence in India with another 200 outlets within 2015, which would require an investment of around Rs 200 crore. The company, which claims as the world’s second largest coffee chain,is planning to […]

Costa Coffee enters Chennai

Costa Coffee, the world’s second largest coffee chain launched its first store in Chennai with the formal inauguration of its outlet at Harrington Road by Mike Nithavrianakis, British Deputy High Commissioner, Chennai. Speaking on the occasion, Santosh Unni, CEO, Costa Coffee, India said “We are delighted to have finally come to Chennai. It will be […]

Costa Coffee introduces Winter Menu

Costa Coffee has introduced a range of indulgent beverages for the festive period leading up to Christmas and New Year. With a tagline-‘It’s the season to Costa’, the new range includes luxuriant beverages that are sure to bring cheer and add to the festive spirit. The three international products launched across stores in the city […]

Global cafe chains plan India foray

NEW DELHI: With the India foray of American coffee retailing giant Starbucks Coffee Co around the corner, at least four more global coffee chains are brewing India plans. Over the next few months NYSE-listed US doughnut and coffee chain Krispy Kreme will begin setting up close to 80 stores with the MickyJagtiani-promoted Landmark group as […]

Costa inaugurates its 100th store in India

Costa Coffee, world’s second largest coffee chain today inaugurated its 100th store in India with the formal launch of its outlet at Carter Road, in Mumbai. The store was declared open with the release of a hundred Costa balloons by James Bryce, Deputy Director, UK Trade & Investment and Bollywood actress Neha Dhupia. This was […]

As Starbucks launch nears, rival coffee chains get active

As Starbucks, the world’s largest coffee house chain, prepares to roll-out its first store in India by August-September, rivals are gearing up. UK-based Costa Coffee has launched its 100th store in India in the suburb of Bandra, Mumbai. The plan, according to Santhosh Unni, chief executive, Costa Coffee India, is to launch another 100 stores […]

Costa Coffee jazzes up its consumer engagement strategy

Grabbing a cup of mocha might soon come with a host of extras. Coffee chain Costa Coffee is planning to use everything from live comedy shows to book readings and music concerts to “engage” with customers, as competition heats up in the coffee business. Laughter, music, books and art are the four new consumer engagement […]