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Case Study Abstract This case study covers the following issues: Examine and analyze Cafe Coffee

Days brand strategy in India, and future challenges Introduction CCD today has become the largest youth aggregator, and from a marketing stand point, the success has come by focusing on the 3As: Accessibility, Affordability and Acceptability.Bidisha Nagaraj, the Marketing president of Cafe Coffee Day Although demographically, a typical consumer would be male or female between 15-29 years of age, belonging to middle or upper middle class, we call our consumers young or young at heart. We are about juke boxes, good and affordable coffee and food. The brand fit is with youth or the young at heart. So we often look out for brands that are aspirational in nature. Sudipta Sen Gupta, Marketing head, Caf Coffee Day. CCD an established brand image in India Cafe Coffee Day (CCD) has an established brand image in India and ranks No 2 in the Brand Equitys Most Trusted Brands 2008 survey in the food services category. Rival Barista is at No 5. CCD has been able to make a connection with the Indian consumers, predominantly among the youth. CCD is the market leader in India and was awarded the Exclusive Brand Retailer of the Year by ICICI Bank in its Retail Excellence Awards 2005 for the organized retail sector. CCDs wide network the anytime, anywhere cafe CCD has been able to make its brand presence felt through the sheer number of stores. CCD has 620 cafes at present and it has ambitious plans to launch more than 900 cafes by the end of the current financial year. This means launching one store every other day which is not surprising from a company which launched a cafe (in 2005) in Vienna, the coffee capital of the world. CCD also has three cafes in Vienna, and two in Karachi, Pakistan. Lagging behind CCD in the Indian market, Barista has about 200 cafs, Java Green (around 75 cafs) and Mocha (around 25 cafs). The Indian organized sector has potential for around 5,000 cafs but fewer than 1,000 cafs exist currently. Exhibit 1: Total number of stores/cafes of Caf Coffee Day and its competitors Download case study pdf to read more Case Study Keywords Cafe Coffee Day, CCD, Amalgamated Bean Coffee Trading Company Ltd., ABCTCL, V G Siddhartha, Caf Beat, Brand Equitys Most Trusted Brands 2008 survey, Bidisha Nagaraj Marketing president, brand image, brand management, Exclusive Brand Retailer of the Year, Barista, Java Green, Mocha, company owned stores, national brand, south Indian retail chain, Chikmagalur, Co-branding, international brand consultant Landor, Silent brew masters special employee program, a feeling of togetherness, Coffee Day Exports, Coffee Day Xpress, Coffee Day Take Away (coffee vending machines), Coffee Day Fresh n Ground (ground coffee retail outlets), Coffee Day FMCG (packaged filter coffee powder) Case Updates/Snippets CCDs vision: To be the only office for dialogue over a cup of coffee CCDs Expansion Strategy:

Milk production in India India is the largest producer and consumer of milk in the world with 98% of milk being produced in rural India. Coffee production in India India ranks sixth as a producer of coffee in the world accounting for 4.5% of the global coffee production. India has about 170,000 coffee farms cultivating around 900,000 acres of coffee trees. CCDs International Expansion Strategy In June, 2010 Cafe Coffee Day chain acquired Emporio for Rs 15 crore. Emporio is a Czech Republic-based caf chain present at 11 locations. CCD plans to co-brand the chain as Caf Coffee Day Emporio and later transition it to Caf Coffee Day. CCD is also present in Vienna. The company wants to expand in the East European region, West Asia and the Asia-Pacific region. Cafe Market in India Coffee retailers cover only 170 cities out of 3,000 in India (early 2011 reports). In 2008, according to Technopak Advisors, the Indian food servcies market cafes, full-service restaurants, fast-food outlets/quick-service restaurants was estimated to be $6 billion (Rs 26,000 crore) with organized players taking 13% of the market. (By 2014 this number is expected to increase up to 27%.). According to Technopak Advisors, the caf market in India is estimated at $150 million (Rs 678 crore) and growing at 40 per cent over the last five years. Organized coffee market in India: The organized coffee market in India is about Rs 600 crores. This is approximately 20% of the total domestic coffee consumption (Rs 3,000 crores). New Entrants in Indian Coffee Cafe market: In early 2011, Hindustan Unilever, the FMCG giant planned to open a cafe outlet in Mumbai named Bru World Caf to popularize its inhouse coffee brand Bru (HULs only coffee brand sold only in India). CCD to double its human resources count: CCD has 6,500 employees (as per Feb 2011 figures) with each cafe requiring about 6 employees. CCD plans to double its employee count by 2013.