Tea and Coffee

Consumers find favor with tea's healthy attributes

RTD tea segment expands to include liquid concentrates
June 12, 2014

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
May 28, 2014

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
May 12, 2014

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
April 30, 2014

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
April 29, 2014

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
April 22, 2014

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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White Castle releases single-cup coffees

White Castle Original Restaurant Blend Coffee available in restaurants, grocery stores and online
April 21, 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based White Castle is making its medium-roast coffee available in single-cup coffee pods for consumers to brew at home.


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Maxwell House launches new brand identity to connect with younger coffee drinkers

Campaign supports new packaging, logo, product varieties
April 14, 2014

Maxwell House, a coffee brand of Northfield, Ill.-based Kraft Foods Group Inc., is redefining its 121-year-old brand to re-ground America in what is truly good about coffee, the brand says. As consumers seek products and experiences that are described as “awesome,” “amazing,” or “incredible,” Maxwell House is aiming to make itself more relevant to a new generation of coffee consumers by reminding people just how good “Good” is, it says.


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Peet’s Coffee & Tea expands into Washington, D.C.

Beverage chain to open 23 new stores across the metro area
April 7, 2014

Emeryville, Calif.-based coffee and tea chain Peet’s Coffee & Tea announced its first major retail launch in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area. The company opened its flagship Washington, D.C., location on April 7 and will open 22 more stores in a phased rollout across the market this year. The expansion will create approximately 350 local jobs and raise the chain’s total store count to 300 stores, the company says. Following the expansion, Washington, D.C., will be the company’s second-largest retail market, second to California, and its biggest East Coast retail footprint, it says.


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‘Duck Dynasty’ star creates iced tea line

Uncle Si’s Iced Teas to hit the market this spring
March 27, 2014

At the request of fans of A&E’s “Duck Dynasty” TV show, West Monroe, La.-based Duck Commander Family Foods and Prospect, Ky.-based Chinook USA announced the launch of new Uncle Si’s Iced Tea.


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Second Glass hosted Wine Riot in Chicago on May 2 and 3. Wine Riot offered attendees an all-access pass to hundreds of new wines as well as multiple educational sessions about different wine styles and varietals. (Photos by Jennifer Haderspeck)

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