Mishra further said: "We have taken a pause to retool, re-engineer our product portfolio looking at indigenising a lot more whatever was possible."
Stating that the company is now ready to resume expansion of Starbucks network, he said: "We have now reached a stage where there is going to be renewed focus on rollout and execution, so you will find that we are not consciously slowing down..." He further said the "pace that incidentally happened in the last three to six months" is not going to be how it is going forward. Mishra said, "Seven more (Starbucks) stores have been added during the year. Total number of stores stands at 79. We believe we are poised for good growth going forward having laid a very strong base."
In 2013, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz had stated that his company planned to open "thousands of stores" in India in the "not-too-distant" future, making the country one of its two largest markets outside North America along with China.