Mumbai, March 7 -- Tata group firm Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), which operates Taj luxury hotels, will focus on scaling up its food and beverage brands with plans to take few of its existing ones into the overseas while bringing in new brands into the country, a top company official said.

The move is in line with the company's ongoing plan to expand margin, boost profitability and focus on leveraging its other established brands and businesses other than its flagship Taj hotels.

Six months ago, the Tata group created a new category called Expressions where it has brought all its 380 food and beverage brands including names like Shamiana, Wasabi and House of Ming under one umbrella. At present, food and beverages business contributes ...