Starbucks India has inaugurated its first island store at the captivating coastal haven of Alibaug. Michael Conway, Group President, Starbucks International and Channel Development along with Devika Saigal- the CEO of M2M Ferries inaugurated the new outlet at Mandwa.
Strategically located at the newly revamped Maharashtra Maritime Board (MMB) passenger convenience building at the Mandwa M2M Ferries Terminal, this new cafe will showcase a selection of Starbucks coffee varieties meticulously sourced and brewed from across the globe.
The launch was attended by Sushant Dash- CEO, TATA Starbucks and Emmy Kan- President, Starbucks Asia Pacific and all of them sailed across to Mandwa in M2M Ferries.
Michael Conway, Group President for Starbucks International and Channel Development said, “I’m pleased to see how Indian customers have made Starbucks their destination for moments of human connection either with our green apron partners or family and friends in our stores.”
“As one of the fastest growing markets for Starbucks, we are committed to innovation that exceeds the expectations of our customers and to nurture deeper connections across India’s vibrant coffee communities”, he added.
Aashim Mongia, Director of M2M Ferries said, “We at M2M Ferries, are thrilled to have TATA Starbucks’ first island store at the M2M Ferry Terminal in Alibaug. We are excited for this partnership with TATA Starbucks as we are dedicated to providing memorable journeys, and this also aligns perfectly with our commitment in offering exceptional, high-quality experiences to those traveling to the picturesque shores of Alibaug. We look forward to the smiles and satisfaction it will bring to our passengers.”
Devika Saigal, the CEO of M2M Ferries says “This new Starbucks island store at the M2M Ferry Terminal in Alibaug is a testament to the region’s transformation into a sought-after destination and our commitment to providing premium coffee and culinary experiences to our passengers.”
M2M Ferries is the 1st International standard Ro-Pax service that connects Mumbai and Mandwa, Alibaug. The ferry carries 500 pax and 130 vehicles, 2-wheelers and also has a section exclusively for pets.
The ferry cuts the usual travel time from 5 hours by road (111km) to just 1 hour by sea (19km) and provides all-weather year-round connectivity.
Starbucks entered India in 2012 and is currently the market leader with over 360+ cafes across India. During FY 22-23, the company crossed INR 1,000 Cr in total revenues, it’s highest ever.