A Strategic Analysis of the Starbucks Coffee Company in India

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A strategic analysis of Starbucks Coffee Company, in India Introduction Starbucks is one of the leaders in coffee industry. Starbucks has entered into many new markets and today it has more than 16,000 outlets across the globe (Johnson, Scholes and Whittington 2011). Due to unlimited business opportunities, Starbucks Corp has set strategies to enter India as it is next major hub for development in near future. Previously Starbucks has gained wide success in China and Japan due to high consumption of coffee and tea. Since its inception, Starbucks has tapped the major markets across the world, India was left untapped. In India, Starbucks has setup alliances with TATA Global Beverages which is a unit of TATA Group of Companies. Starbucks along with TATA has started with an investment of $80 million and plans to open 50 coffee shops in a year. Currently few coffee shops has been setup by Starbucks, however in near future, it is expected that the company will achieve its target in capturing Indian market (Lamb2009). Thus, besides sourcing coffee beans from TATA, Starbucks can now explore more Asian markets (Hitt, Ireland and Hoskisson 2012). This report presents marketing environment analysis and strategic analysis of Starbucks to enter Indian markets. Moreover, this report includes Pestle Analysis, SWOT analysis, Industry life cycle, BCG, ANSOFF Matrix, Competitive Profile Matrix and Porter's Generic Strategies. Company Overview Starbucks Tea, Coffee and Spice business

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