Cafe Coffee Day

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INTRODUCTION

Café Coffee Day is a chain of coffee shops in India having it's head quarters in Chikkamagaluru, Karnataka. A division of Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Ltd. (ABCTCL), it is commonly known as Coffee Day or CCD. It opened its first cafe in 1996 on Brigade Road in Bangalore, and today has the largest cafe retail chain in India - with 650 cafes in 110 cities. Headquartered in Bangalore, a majority of its cafes are also located in Bangalore. The cafe chain has had much success riding, and to some extent creating, the cafe culture wave that swept across metropolitan India following strong economic growth resulting in an increase in youth spending power. It has even tied up with WorldSpace and Microsense to enable its cafes with satellite radio and Wi-Fi, respectively. Its first Wi-Fi cafe was opened on Lavelle Road, Bangalore.

CAFÉ COFFEE DAY VALUES- PRISM

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PRIDE - I take pride in my work and in my organization.

RESPECT - I respect my customers, my subordinates, my peers and my superiors.

INTEGRITY - I will show the highest level of integrity towards my work and my company under all circumstances.

SELF - DISCIPLINE - I will imbibe and practice self-discipline in all my daily activities.

MOTIVATION - I will always be motivated to give the best for my organization, my team and my customers. COMPANY HISTORY

Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Limited (ABCTCL) is an entrepreneurial venture of Chairman, Mr. V. G. Siddhartha. His passion for coffee coupled with the opportunity provided by the deregulation of The Coffee- Board in 1993 created the perfect timing for the launch of this company. Their visionary Chairman could foresee the demand for Indian coffee abroad and ABCTCL began exporting coffee to coffee connoisseurs across USA, Europe & Japan. The "Coffee Day" as brand was born in the year 1994. In the year 2000, Coffee Day exported more than 27, 000 tones of coffee valued at US$ 60 m and for the second time in a short span of 7 years retained its position as the largest coffee exporter of India. In this short journey of 12 years, the company has grown into six divisions and has overtaken one milestone after another without looking back. Mr. V. G. Siddhartha has a vision to further expand ABCTCL in the domestic and overseas market.

COMPANY BACKGROUND

Coffee Day sources coffee from 5000 acres of coffee estates, the 2nd largest in Asia, that is owned by a sister concern and from 11,000 small growers. It is one of India’s leading coffee exporters with clients across USA, Europe & Japan.

With its roots in the golden soil of Chickmaglur, the home of some of the best Indian Coffees and with the vision of a true entrepreneur nurturing it, Coffee Day has its business spanning the entire value chain of coffee consumption in India.

Its different divisions include: Coffee Day Fresh n Ground (which owns 350 Coffee bean and powder retail outlets), Coffee Day Xpress (which owns 251 Coffee Day Kiosk), Coffee Day Take away (which owns 7000 Vending Machines), Coffee Day Exports and Coffee Day Perfect (FMCG Packaged Coffee) division.

Café Coffee Day (CCD) pioneered the café concept in India in 1996 by opening its first café at Brigade Road in Bangalore. Till about the late 1990’s coffee drinking in India was restricted to the intellectual, the South Indian traditionalist and the five star coffee shop visitor. As the pure (as opposed to instant coffee) coffee café culture in neighboring international markets grew, the need for a relaxed and fun “hangout” for the emerging urban youth in the country was clearly seen.

Recognizing the potential that lay ahead on the horizon, Café Coffee Day embarked on a dynamic journey to become a large organized retail café chain with a distinct brand identity of its own. From a handful of cafés in six cites in the first 5 years, CCD has become India’s largest and premier retail chain of cafes with 251 cafes in 58 cities around the...
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