Krispy Kreme packaged coffee now available at amazon.com, other U.S. retailers
March 2, 2015
Krispy Kreme, Winston-Salem, N.C., and Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA, Portsmouth, Va., announced a multi-year licensing agreement for Massimo Zanetti to roast and distribute Krispy Kreme coffee for sale in grocery, mass-merchandise and club stores as well as online at www.amazon.com. The duo plans to expand availability to other online locations in the future.
New agreement will put branded K-Cups in retail outlets nationwide
February 27, 2015
Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin' Brands Group Inc., Orrville, Ohio-based The J.M. Smucker Co., and Waterbury, Vt.-based Keurig Green Mountain Inc. expanded their partnership by signing agreements for the manufacturing, marketing, distribution and sale of Dunkin' K-Cup packs at retailers nationwide in the United States, Canada and online.
Coca-Cola subsidiary also revamps Honest Fizz line
February 24, 2015
Honest Tea, a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based The Coca-Cola Co., is expanding its zero-calorie beverage offerings this year with three new varieties: two unsweetened, caffeine-free herbal iced teas and a zero-calorie organic soda. All will be for sale in natural food stores and the natural food aisles of mainstream grocers starting in March. In addition to the new product launches, the company is following through on its commitment to convert all varieties of its Honest Fizz line to organic certification, a goal set since the zero-calorie sodas were first introduced in early 2013.
Davidson’s Organics, Sparks, Nev., announced it is expanding its private-label beverage program because of popular demand. The program, which offers custom tea bags, bulk teas and iced teas, now will offer wider capabilities through the company’s investment in new machinery as well as its NSF International certification.
Cullen Agricultural Holding Corp., Waynesboro, Ga., and Long Island Brand Beverages LLC (LIBB), Hicksville, N.Y., jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge their respective companies.