Tea and Coffee

Numi Organic Tea blends coming to RealCup single-serve capsules

Numi chooses RealCup because of taste benefits
March 14, 2014

Oakland, Calif.-based Numi Organic Tea has partnered with Mississauga, Ontario-based Mother Parkers Tea and Coffee Inc.’s RealCup brand to present Numi’s tea blends in a single-serve format.


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GMCR changes its name to Keurig Green Mountain

New name leverages equity of two brands in single corporate identity
March 10, 2014

Waterbury, Vt.-based Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) has changed its company name to Keurig Green Mountain Inc., effective immediately.


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Kahlua declares March 10 National Cocktail Your Coffee Day

Daylight Saving Time inspires new holiday
March 10, 2014

As a result of Daylight Saving Time taking place Sunday, March 9, Pernod Ricard USA’s Kahlua coffee liqueur inaugurated a new holiday — National Cocktail Your Coffee Day — on Monday, March 10.


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Brisk announces ‘Not Half Bad’ marketing campaign

Half & Half iced tea-and-lemonade beverages available in 24-ounce cans, 1-liter bottles
March 7, 2014

Brisk, an iced tea brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, announced the next phase of its Brisk Bodega platform, including a new marketing campaign — "Not Half Bad" — as a part of its efforts to better connect with its core consumer base. The new campaign is the result of ethnographic research on the demographic, which provided insights that Brisk has infused into all of its 2014 activations, according to the brand.


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GMCR, Krispy Kreme announce multi-year partnership

Krispy Kreme Smooth and Decaf coffees will be available in K-Cups by end of 2014, companies say
February 10, 2014

Waterbury, Vt.-based Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) and Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme have reached a multi-year agreement to bring Krispy Kreme signature coffee to K-Cup packs for the Keurig brewing system. The companies plan to launch Krispy Kreme coffees in Smooth and Decaf varieties in K-Cup packs online at keurig.com, krispykreme.com as well as at participating Krispy Kreme shops, grocery, retail and away-from-home channels throughout the United States by the end of the year.


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Coca-Cola, GMCR enter long-term partnership

Soft drinks company to purchase 10 percent minority stake in coffee company
February 6, 2014

The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR), Waterbury, Vt., have signed a 10-year agreement to collaborate on the development and introduction of The Coca-Cola Co.’s global brand portfolio for use in GMCR’s forthcoming Keurig Cold at-home beverage system. Under the global strategic agreement, GMCR and The Coca-Cola Co. will cooperate to bring the Keurig Cold beverage system to consumers around the world. In an effort to align long-term interests, the companies also entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement whereby The Coca-Cola Co. will purchase a minority equity position in GMCR.


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Joltin’ Joe coffee

February 6, 2014

As a result of a partnership between White Coffee Corp. and Joe DiMaggio LLC, a new line of Joltin’ Joe coffees launched in the United States.


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Krispy Kreme to launch ready-to-drink iced coffees

New coffees available in select Walmart stores Feb. 10
February 4, 2014

Inspired by the signature coffees available at its doughnut shops, Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corp. is bringing its iced coffees to retail store shelves in ready-to-drink (RTD) bottles. Starting Feb. 10, RTD varieties of Krispy Kreme Original Glazed Iced Coffee and Krispy Kreme Mocha Iced Coffee will be available at more than 900 Walmart locations throughout the United States.


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Caribou Coffee creates larger-than-life Pinterest board inside Mall of America

Real Inspiration Blend coffee inspired by Pinterest fans
February 3, 2014

To celebrate the creativity of Pinterest users and the launch of its new Real Inspiration Blend coffee, Minneapolis-based Caribou Coffee will unveil a 64-foot-tall Living Pinterest Board in the Mall of America on Feb. 3. Like the social media site, the display will offer interactive components with the goal of spreading inspiration to shoppers in the Bloomington, Minn., mall.


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Starbucks Via Lattes

January 21, 2014

Inspired by popular handcrafted Starbucks lattes, Starbucks Coffee Co. launched Vanilla Latte and Caffé Mocha varieties in its Starbucks Via instant coffee format.


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