Tea and Coffee

2014 State of the Industry: Coffee and RTD coffee

Gourmet coffee consumption leads category growth

The gourmet coffee market has perked up this year, according to the National Coffee Association of USA Inc. (NCA). Approximately 34 percent of American adults drink gourmet coffee beverages daily, up 3 percentage points from 2013, according to the New York-based association’s “National Coffee Drinking Trends” market research study, which was released in March. Conversely, non-gourmet coffee drinking dropped 4 percentage points to 35 percent, it reports.


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2014 State of the Industry: Tea and RTD tea

Health properties, premium formats boost tea sales

Consumer interest in healthy beverages has led to an evolving marketplace within the industry, experts note. For instance, the tea category has experienced sales increases due to consumer emphasis placed on healthy living habits, according to a January report from Santa Monica, Calif.-based IBISWorld titled “Tea Production in the US.”


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Ito En introduces Shincha green tea to U.S. beverage market

Ready-to-drink tea available online, at select retailers for limited time

Ito En North America Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., a subsidiary of Ito En Ltd., will debut bottled Shincha green tea in the United States. Shincha is the year’s very first harvest of green tea, which is known for its fresh and lively flavor, sweet finish, and smooth umami character, the company says. The company plans to bottle the tea, which is only accessible for a few months each year, under its Oi Ocha green tea brand and release it online and at select U.S. retailers for a limited time.


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Titan Tea

Former professional lacrosse player and entrepreneur John Gagliardi introduced a line of Titan Tea functional beverages made with organic tea leaves, electrolytes, D-ribose and caffeine.


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Consumers find favor with tea's healthy attributes

RTD tea segment expands to include liquid concentrates

The old saying goes, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away,” but consumers also are turning to beverages such as tea to support their health.


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Nestea brings back ‘Nestea Plunge’ campaign

Advertising platform supports relaunch of RTD iced tea products

Nestea, a brand of Stamford, Conn.-based Nestlé Waters North America, announced the revival of the brand’s “Nestea Plunge” marketing effort with the new 2014 advertising campaign. This updated communication strategy is designed to promote Nestea’s new recipe, which features more flavor and fewer calories, the company says.


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MINT countries offer growth opportunities for beverages

Canadean offers forecasts for 2014, long-term performance in emerging markets

Canadean’s latest update of its global beverage forecasts to 2019 strongly underlines the role of the emerging market country groupings.


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Dunkin’ Donuts partners with Arizona Beverages for Arnold Palmer Coolatta

Summer menu also brings back Oreo Coolatta

Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts, part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. family of companies, has partnered with Arizona Beverages USA LLC, Woodbury, N.Y., and Arnold Palmer Enterprises, Cleveland, to introduce the new Frozen Arnold Palmer Coolatta. The half iced tea, half lemonade frozen beverage will be available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants nationwide throughout the summer.


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Teavana Oprah Chai Tea debuts at Starbucks and Teavana stores

Starbucks opens Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar in Chicago

Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. launched Teavana Oprah Chai Tea. The tea beverage was developed by Oprah Winfrey in collaboration with Teavana’s leading tea teaologist and features a blend of cinnamon, ginger, cardamom and cloves with loose-leaf black tea and rooibos, the company says. Teavana Oprah Chai Tea is available as a handcrafted latte or loose-leaf tea at participating Starbucks stores across the United States and Canada and as loose-leaf tea and brewed tea at Teavana stores in the same regions.


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Boyd's Coffee launches single-serve coffees for retail, foodservice

New product design uses less packaging

Portland, Ore.-based Boyd Coffee Co. is launching a new generation of single-serve coffees for single-cup coffee brewers. The new Boyd’s Coffee cups' soft mesh filters use less packaging than the traditional rigid-side cups and also enable coffee drinkers to smell the coffees’ fresh-roasted aromas, the company says.


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Dinner with Tequila Don Julio

Diageo is taking its Tequila Don Julio brand on the road this summer with a rolling Airstream Speakeasy mobile craft cocktail bar. The team stopped in Chicago on July 29 to share some specialty tequila cocktails paired with food from Chicago restaurants Honey Butter Fried Chicken and The Radler as well as dessert venues Black Dog Gelato and Baker Miller. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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