Brace Yourself, India, Here Comes Starbucks

Coffee titan teams up with Indian conglomerate
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 13, 2011 3:29 PM CST
In this undated product image provided by Starbucks, the company's new 40-year anniversary logo is seen on a cup at right.   (AP Photo/Starbucks)

(Newser) – Coffee lovers in India will someday be able to get a Starbucks fix, as the company has struck a deal with megaconglomerate Tata Group—it makes everything from the Tata Nano car to Eight O'Clock Coffee—to get the lay of the land, the Seattle Times reports. Tata will help Starbucks plan its supply chain and find retail locations. The move is part of Starbucks' global push, and India represents a huge market that could rival the company's presence in China, notes the Wall Street Journal.

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