For centuries, hot tea has been lauded as a healthy beverage due to its antioxidant content. These antioxidants are said to help boost metabolism and even fight cancer, according to a December 2014 report from IBISWorld, Los Angeles, titled "RTD Tea Production in the U.S."
Dunkin' Brands Group, Inc., Canton, Mass., The J.M. Smucker Company, Orrville, Ohio, and Keurig Green Mountain, Inc., Waterbury, Vt., announced that Dunkin' K-Cup pods are now available for sale at thousands of retailers nationwide for the first time, the companies say. As part of an agreement between the three companies first announced in February, Smucker will distribute and market Dunkin' K-Cup pods exclusively to grocery chains, mass merchandisers, club stores, drug stores, dollar stores and home improvement stores. Keurig will distribute and market Dunkin' K-Cup pods exclusively to specialty stores such as Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl's and Macy's, as well as office supply retailers such as Staples and Office Depot beginning this summer.
Company will donate to foundation from sales of two new lemonades
June 1, 2015
Lake Wales, Fl.-based Florida’s Natural Growers recently launched two new ready-to-drink lemonades, a traditional Lemonade and a Lemonade with Strawberry, that hit shelves in early May. The drinks are premium, not from concentrate lemonades, made with real sugar, and they accomplish a philanthropic mission, too. All of the profits from the sale of the items will go to Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to finding cures for all kids with cancer.
McDonald’s and Kraft Foods, Northfield, Ill., are giving coffee lovers a new way to enjoy their favorite cup of java in the comfort and convenience of their own homes McCafé packaged coffee is available in grocery, mass merchandise, club and drug retail locations across the United States.
Matcha Love Culinary Matcha named "Best New Product - Tea As An Ingredient" at World Tea Expo 2015
May 26, 2015
Ito En North America Inc., Brooklyn, N.Y., the premier leading green tea company announced the award of their new Matcha Love Culinary Matcha as "Best New Product-Tea as an Ingredient" at the World Tea Expo 2015, the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100-percent on premium tea and related products held in Long Beach, California, May 6-8.
Brisk, an iced tea brand of Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo, and Mishka, a Brooklyn-based lifestyle brand, announced a limited-edition collection of apparel that will be available on MishkaNYC.com/Brisk starting today. The collaboration is part of Brisk's "kinda out there" campaign which highlights quirky artist-created characters that appear on each can of Brisk. These characters were the inspiration for the Brisk X Mishka designs, which fuse the original Brisk can art with the Japanese anime-type stylings of renowned street artist L'Amour Supreme, the company says.
Nick Cannon partners with Snapple, New Yorkers to ask the country to share
May 14, 2015
Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., Snapple, a brand of Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, Plano, Texas, has won a special place in the hearts of New Yorkers, and this year the brand rallied its hometown fans to share their love with the rest of the country. Now, Nick Cannon – rapper, actor, host of America’s Got Talent, and Snapple-lover – is joining the brand asking people coast-to-coast to share why they love Snapple online with the hashtag #LOVESNAPPLE, the company says.
The June 2016 issue of Beverage Industry includes a cover story on Kalil Bottling, as well as articles about premium and specialty teas, the Top 100 Beverage Companies of 2015, and Alacran Tequila. Check it out today!