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 […]

Starbucks may get Virag Joshi as India head

The world’s largest coffee chain, Seattle-based Starbucks, is close to hiring its India head. Tata Starbucks Limited, the $10.7-billion American group’s joint venture with Tata Global Beverages, has zeroed in on Virag Joshi as managing director for India operations, according to market sources. Joshi, closely associated with the food and beverages sector, declined to comment […]

Devyani International cooks plans to grow retail brands

Bangalore- QSR (quick service restaurant) chain Devyani International plans to grow its Swensen’s and Vaango brands through a market saturation strategy rather than expand rapidly across the country. Swensen’s is a US-based luxury ice-cream retailing brand, while Vaango is a South Indian food retailing brand. DI is the master franchisee for Pizza Hut, KFC, Costa […]