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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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Peet’s pairs coffee with music

New partnership brings customized Pandora radio stations to Peet’s coffeehouses
March 25, 2014

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Emeryville, Calif., partnered with Internet radio service Pandora to create its own customized radio stations that will be played in all of its stores nationwide.


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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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EVENTS

2014 Melbourne International Coffee Expo

5/15/14
Melbourne
Australia

Following the success of the 2013 Melbourne International coffee Expo, the 2014 show is set to continue as the largest and most dynamic coffee event for the coffee industry in the Australasian region.

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World Tea Expo

5/29/14
Long Beach, CA
United States

The World Tea Expo tradeshow and conference attracts retailers, tearoom owners, distributors, food and beverage directors, spa managers, specialty grocers, mass merchants and other business professionals seeking to understand the latest tea innovations and learn best practices.

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