A Coffee Lovers Delight - Starbucks in the Maldives
08 August 2017
Select beverages from the international coffee company, “Starbucks: have been introduced to the Maldives. The products were unveiled during the Food and Hospitality Asia Maldives 2017 by the events grand sponsor, Lily Group.
Starbucks was founded in Seattle, Washington in 1971 and at present, it operates at over 23,768 locations worldwide. Two popular flavours, Cappuccino and mocha of the Starbucks 200 ml Frappuccino series has now been made available to the Maldivian Market.
In addition to the Starbucks beverage collection, Lily Group has also introduced an array of assortments including the Starbucks honey waffles, mixed nuts, and Starbucks Crisps
At present these products will be available from Lily F&B outlets and select shops and restaurants in and around Male’ City
According to the Assistant Director of Lily International, Faizal Ali this product launch will aim to test how well the Maldivian market receives the product and hopes to introduce more Starbucks products based on the demand.
“The Maldives is a coffee lover’s paradise. Compared to neighbouring countries in the region, the Maldives is no foreigner to Coffee” Said Faizal Ali
“I believe the Maldivian community will receive Starbucks with great delight and I am deeply humbled to be able to introduce one of the most recognized coffee brands in the world to the country” He added.
Lily International popularly known as Lily F&B Suppliers is a subsidiary company of the “Lily Group”. Lily Group was established 35 years ago and is a significant market player in the wholesale, shipping, tourism and many other sectors.
Lily International works with companies in over 40 countries around the world. In 2011 Lily International opened up the first international franchise food outlet, “Marry Brown” in the Capital city Male’. During the Same year, “Grape Expectation” was established as a separate business entity to streamline and further strengthen its business in marketing and sales of alcoholic beverages and cigars to the resort industry. Some of the major international brands represented by Lily International includes, Fonterra, Nestle’, Evian, San Pellegrino, Perrier, Diversey and many more.