Sustainability report showcases efforts in three focus areas
June 13, 2017
Keurig Green Mountain Inc., Waterbury, Vt., launched its 12th annual Sustainability Report. The report’s theme of “Brewing Transformation” showcases Keurig’s efforts in local communities and across the globe in three main focus areas: environmental responsibility, strong supply chains, and thriving people and communities, the company says.
The rich history of tea dates back to when it first was used as a medicinal drink in East Asia. As globalization progressed, tea drinking has become an international phenomenon, spreading across multiple cultures throughout thousands of years. Yet, as consumers’ tea tastes have evolved, Brooklyn, N.Y.- based ITO EN (North America) Inc., a division of Tokyo-based ITO EN Ltd., continues to build on its strong innovation heritage by introducing healthy, organic and non-GMO tea varietals while maintaining a strong focus on new product development, sustainability and authenticity.
Continued interest in health and wellness, back to nature and proactive health trends have resulted in consumers turning to products that boast a natural, healthy halo. Although bottled water has experienced the most notable gains from these trends, bagged, loose-leaf and ready-to-drink (RTD) teas also have benefited from their associations as better-for-you products.
Limited-release beverage available in Salted Caramel
June 5, 2017
As part of the North America Coffee Partnership between Seattle-based Starbucks Coffee Co. and Purchase, N.Y.-based PepsiCo Inc., Starbucks is bringing consumers a new ready-to-drink Starbucks Iced Latte, available in Salted Caramel Mocha for a limited time, the company says.
Recognizing the rising popularity of bourbon, White Coffee Corp., Long Island City, N.Y., is partnering with Jim Beam, a brand of Deerfield, Ill.-based Beam Suntory, to present a line of non-alcohol coffees including single serve and 12-ounce ground coffees: Jim Beam Bourbon Flavored Coffees.
Cheribundi partners with Olympic medalist Aly Raisman
May 15, 2017
Community Coffee has brought its coffee portfolio to the board game scene with the Community Coffee Family Game. The board game, set up like Monopoly, invites consumers to imagine they are the new owners of Signature Blend Dark Roast, Porch Breeze Iced Tea or the Coffee Roasting Facility.
Shock Top, Wicked Joe Organic Coffees announce new packaging
May 15, 2017
“Shock Top is known for its laid-back, carefree vibe, but this year, we’re growing up without letting go of being young. We’re turning up the volume with a vibrant, new energy and look that’s ready to shake things up,” said Jake Kirsch, vice president of Shock Top, in a statement.
Wicked Joe Organic Coffees rolled out new packaging after more than 12 years in business. The product line now sports a cleaner, more modern look, including black and chrome brand elements and an array of accent colors indicating the individual blend, flavor or bean’s origin, the company says.