Brand extends into 10 hot and iced, long-leaf options
October 18, 2016
Englewood Cliffs, N.J.-based Unilever announced that its Pure Leaf brand is expanding beyond the ready-to-drink shelves with the launch of bagged and loose-leaf teas. Available nationwide in 10 hot and iced varieties, Pure Leaf’s new range of new long-leaf teas share the brand’s passion for realness by giving consumers the most genuine tea experience, the company says.
More and more companies are embracing corporate social responsibility (CSR) and recognizing the ways in which it resonates with various consumer demographics. CSR initiatives can vary, and many beverage companies have engaged in one program or another. These can include monetary donations based on sales, partnerships and the donation of products or services during times of need.
Sonic Drive-In, Oklahoma City, Okla., introduced Frozen Sweet Teas as part of its Ultimate Iced Tea Stop. Its new lineup of frozen drinks will be joined by three new flavors of iced tea: Wildberry, Black Cherry and Pomegranate Hibiscus.
In celebration of National Coffee Day on Sept. 29, Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts is giving consumers a medium-sized cup of the brand’s hot coffee for the special price of $0.66 at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide.
Shamrock Farms, a brand of Phoenix--based Shamrock Foods Co., announced that it is introducing Cold Brew Coffee and Milk this fall, which combines 100-percent Colombian coffee with fresh Shamrock Farms milk that contains no added hormones.
Americans continue to show their affinity for coffee; but when they opt for this beverage, they are taking a more premium stance. “The coffee production industry exhibited growth over the past five years, propelled by an increasing number of consumers purchasing high-cost gourmet coffee,” IBISWorld states in its report “Coffee Production in the US,” which was released in January.
Series highlights social responsibility, community members doing good
September 7, 2016
Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. debuted “Upstanders,” its first original content series, which aims to inspire Americans to engage in acts of compassion, citizenship and civility, the company says. The series features 10 stories, each told in written, video and podcast form, about ordinary people doing extraordinary things to create positive change in their communities.