Description Of The Firm And Its Industry ( Starbucks India )

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Description of the firm and its industry (Starbucks India)
Business Perspectives
Starbucks Coffee Company, which is commonly known as Starbucks or Starbucks Corporation, is the dominant world-leading roaster as well as retailer of specialty coffee in the 21st century. Until now, it has over 20,000 stores in the world, which shows a huge number difference between Starbucks and the following competitor - Dunkin’ Donuts, which has just around 10,000 stores (Statista, 2014). The annual revenue of Starbucks skyrocketed in comparison with the last past decades in 2014, reaching around 16.45 billion profits U.S. dollars (Statista, 2014). Starbucks roasts its specialty Arabica coffee beans and retails a selection of beverage products, consisting of fresh brewed coffees, hot and cold espresso beverages, non-coffee blended beverages. In addition, it sells food items such as sandwich or muffin, along with beverage-related equipment. Starbucks main strategies for publicizing business depend on a combination with company-owned and licensed stores as well as joint venture to expand across the globe with its local partners. For the most part, Starbucks applies the same basic collection of products and customizes few additional products depending on customer’s preferences from different countries.
The History of Starbucks Corporation
Starbucks was established in Seattle’s Pike Place Market, in 1971, founded by Gordon Bowker, Jerry Baldwin and Zev Siegel as a retailer of specialty…

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