The Australian coffee retail brand – Gloria Jean’s Coffees – plans to have a total number of 41 outlets by end of 2011. In an exclusive interview with IndiaRetailing, Pankaj K Neeraj, head of operations at Citymax Hospitality (the master franchisee for the brand in India), confirmed that the chain is expanding and expects to have 41 outlets in India by 2011.
“In addition to Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai, we will expand to the new cities of Pune, Delhi, Mysore, Coimbatore, Cochin, Thiruvananthapuram and Kolkata,” he further elaborated.
At present, Gloria Jean’s Coffees has 10 outlets in the cities of Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Hyderabad. The average size of a typical Gloria Jean’s Coffees outlet is between 1,000-1,200 square feet.
The brand entered India in 2007 with a master franchisee agreement with Citymax Hospitality.
— Bhavya Misra