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November 1, 2012Issue 28
Ratan Tata and Cyrus Mistry Attend New Jersey Grand Opening of Jaguar Land Rover Center

On  October 10, Prestige celebrated the grand opening of its new Jaguar Land Rover Center in Bergen County, N.J.

From L to R: Cyrus Mistry, Deputy Chairman, Tata Sons; Ravi Kant, Vice Chairman, Tata Motors; Andy Goss, President, Jaguar Land Rover North America; Joe Dockery, President and Chairman, Prestige Motors Inc.; Bill Berardino, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Prestige Motors Inc.; Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Sons and Dr. Ralf Speth, CEO, Jaguar Land Rover 

"The opening of a Jaguar Land Rover Center of this size and quality in the affluent Bergen County, New Jersey market is a tremendously important step in the forward progress of JLR in the United States, especially as we are launching new products like the all-new 2013 Range Rover and Jaguar XJ & XF with All Wheel Drive," said Andy Goss, President of Jaguar Land Rover North America. "As Jaguar Land Rover invests 2 Billion British pounds a year on our product growth offensive, it's critical that our dealer network also look to the future with modern facilities that have the proper footprint and quality experience to present these two growing luxury brands. On behalf of all of us at Jaguar Land Rover, we congratulate the Prestige organization for taking this bold step forward in the marketplace." Read more.

Other News

Tata Steel wins Deming Grand Prize 2012. Read more


TCS named exclusive information technology consultancy for 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.

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TCS reported its Q2 performance. Includes growth from all markets and industries. Read more.


Tata Interactive Systems wins a gold, two silver, and a bronze at the Brandon Hall Learning Excellence Awards 2012. Read more.

Tata Technologies displays eMO EV at CIMdata PLM Road Map™ 2012. Also releases: "PLM Transformation: The Program Management Framework" showcasing its work with Jaguar Land Rover
. Read more.


Tata Communications appoints Rangu Salgame as Chief Executive Officer of Growth Ventures. Read more.


Good Earth Tea launches "Untamed Moments" campaign including West Coast sampling tour and online contest to introduce new flavors. Read more.



Tata Starbucks Flagship Store Opens Doors to Mumbai Customers

On October 19, Tata Starbucks, the 50/50 joint venture between Starbucks Coffee Company and Tata Global Beverages opened its first store in India. This flagship store is located at the historic Elphinstone Building at Horniman Circle, Mumbai and marks the beginning of the iconic brand's India journey. Tata Starbucks has since launched two more stores in Mumbai at the Oberoi Mall and the Taj Mahal Palace annexe. 

Starbucks Coffee - A Tata Alliance at Horniman Circle, Mumbai

Commenting on the first Tata Starbucks store, Avani Saglani Davda, CEO, Tata Starbucks, stated, "We are honoured to open our doors to customers today and look forward to sharing our passion for high-quality, locally sourced and roasted espresso, as well as the uplifting moments of connection Starbucks baristas are known for around the globe. Tata Starbucks is committed to investing in the communities where it does business and creating a great work environment for its people." Read more. Read more.

Students in Ontario and Washington, DC Receive a Gift of Books from Tata Companies

On October 26, the Tata Group of companies announced a donation of 10,000 new books to school children in Southern Ontario. The gift is Tata's first donation in Canada and marks an expansion in Tata's partnership with award-winning nonprofit organization, First Book. To commemorate this partnership milestone, more than 30 employees from six Tata companies including Tata SonsTata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata TechnologiesTata Global BeveragesTata Communications and Jaguar Land Rover, came together at Hewson Public School in Brampton, Ontario. Employee volunteers and first-graders shared the new books by reading in lively groups and each student received two new books to start their personal library.


"Today's event marks our small contribution in providing children with as many opportunities to read age-appropriate books at home. The Tata Group has a longtime commitment to supporting the educational advancements of young people in the Canadian communities in which we operate," said Kapil Sharma, Senior General Manager North America. "We are proud of the growth and success of our partnership with First Book, and thrilled that our continued collaboration has brought us the opportunity to gift 10,000 books to students in Southern Ontario." Read more.

Volunteers from five Tata companies participated in the reading event at DC's Savoy Elementary School on October 2, 2012


In a similar program earlier in October, Tata Sons, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Communications and Jaguar Land Rover joined with First Book to bring 15,000 books to school children throughout Washington, D.C. Read more.


Tata established its partnership with First Book in December 2007 and has since distributed more than 175,000 books valued at over $1.3 million to children in need across North America.

Eight O'Clock Coffee Celebr8s Its Gr8est Fans! 
Eight O'Clock Coffee "Superfans" at the company's roasting facility
in Landover, Maryland


Eight O'Clock Coffee honored four of its top social media "Superfans" from Facebook and Twitter by surprising them with a trip to the company's roasting facility in Landover, Maryland. True brand ambassadors, the Superfans traveled from Oklahoma, Upstate New York, Western Maryland and Missouri to attend the fun-filled three-day event. They were given a behind-the-scenes look, including a "Coffee 101" tutorial, an in-depth cupping session, a full tour, and lessons on coffee production. During their stay in Washington, D.C., the Superfans shared thoughts about Eight O'Clock Coffee's rich past, exciting present and potential future ideas with the Brand Team.


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