Jul 21 2007
If you were hoping to get hot Starbucks coffee in India you better bring it on your flight to India. The wrath of Kamal Nath hits again, he’s the head honcho at the Commerce and Industry Ministry. According to the local papers, there was some confusion within the government over what exactly passes as a “single-brand format.” Holy crap, that is so ridiculous I almost fell out of my chair when i read that. It’s also reported the government wasn’t convinced about Starbucks’ plan to retail it’s world famous merchandise in India. Yes, Starbucks started with it’s first store in 1971 and now has over 13,000 locations and the government of India is worried about it’s retail plan in India? whatever.