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March 24, 2014

S&D Beverage Innovations, a division of S&D Coffee, a custom coffee roaster and blender of iced tea for the foodservice industry, announced the introduction of MilkSplash, a new milk flavoring for parents who want their kids to drink more milk and make health-conscious beverage choices.

CONCORD, N.C. —  S&D Beverage Innovations, a division of S&D Coffee, a custom coffee roaster and blender of iced tea for the food service industry, announced the introduction of MilkSplash, a new milk flavoring for parents who want their kids to drink more milk and make health-conscious beverage choices.

MilkSplash will launch this week in select Target stores and will debut at Walmart and other retailers in April. The product comes in flavors like Cocoa Loco, Sir Strawberry Swirl, Orange Cream Dream, Cookies 'N Cream and Jammin' Banana.

March 17, 2014

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a coffee and tea retailer, announced the introduction of four coffee varieties for the Keurig K-Cup Brewing System. The new offerings highlight some of the company's most popular selections as well as new blends that were created specifically for the Keurig system.

LOS ANGELES — The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, a coffee and tea retailer, announced the introduction of four coffee varieties for the Keurig K-Cup Brewing System. The new offerings highlight some of the company's most popular selections, as well as new blends that were created specifically for the Keurig system.

March 14, 2014

Keurig Green Mountain, recognized for its beverages and Keurig brewing systems, and Peet's Coffee & Tea, a specialty coffee and tea company, announced a manufacturing and distribution agreement. The companies plan to launch a selection of Keurig-licensed Peet's coffee and tea varieties in K-Cup packs by the end of the summer.

WATERBURY, Vt. & EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Keurig Green Mountain, recognized for its beverages and Keurig brewing systems, and Peet's Coffee & Tea, a specialty coffee and tea company, announced a manufacturing and distribution agreement. The companies plan to launch a selection of Keurig-licensed Peet's coffee and tea varieties in K-Cup packs by the end of the summer. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Peet's will continue to roast the beans for its K-Cup packs at its LEED-certified facility in Alameda, Calif.; the roasted beans will be transported to Keurig for grinding and packaging.

March 12, 2014

Ahold USA announced that its private-label teas now feature the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal, and that its private-label coffees are UTZ Certified. The announcement is part of an ongoing effort to be a responsible retailer, the company said.

CARLISLE, Pa. — Ahold USA announced that its private-label teas now feature the Rainforest Alliance Certified seal, and that its private-label coffees are UTZ Certified. The announcement is part of an ongoing effort to be a responsible retailer, the company said.

February 24, 2014

HungerShield recently expanded its diet aid, adding an iced tea flavor.

SCARSDALE, N.Y. — HungerShield recently expanded its diet aid, adding an iced tea flavor. 

"We developed this new flavor because while customers love the original taste of lemon-lime HungerShield, the iced tea version offers the option of a slightly sweeter, less tart variety in a refreshing flavor most people love," said Dafna Chazin, HungerShield co-founder. "We believe that we will be pleasing thousands of current and new customers everywhere with this new, delicious alternative.”

February 18, 2014

Celestial Seasonings, a Hain Celestial Group brand, announced the introduction of its new line of organic and Fair Trade Certified Estate Teas.

BOULDER, Colo. — Celestial Seasonings, a Hain Celestial Group brand, announced the introduction of its new line of organic and Fair Trade Certified Estate Teas. The new teas will be available exclusively at Whole Foods Markets stores across the nation and include varieties like English Breakfast Black Tea, Earl Grey Black Tea, Pure Green Tea, Jasmine Green Tea and Perfect Trio.

January 2, 2014

Reily Foods Co. on Monday announced the acquisition of independent coffee roaster New England Tea and Coffee Co.

NEW ORLEANS — Reily Foods Co. on Monday announced the acquisition of independent coffee roaster New England Tea and Coffee Co. The terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

The acquisition is not expected to change the daily operations of New England Tea and Coffee Co., which will operate as New England Tea and Coffee Co., LLC — a subsidiary of Reily Foods. Production and distribution activities will continue as usual at New England Coffee and no employee changes are expected.

November 21, 2013

Honest Tea, maker of organic bottled tea, is rolling out Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide, the company announced.

BETHESDA, Md. — Honest Tea, maker of organic bottled tea, is rolling out Unsweet Lemon Tea nationwide, the company announced. The zero-calorie beverage is brewed with organic, Fair Trade-certified tea leaves and flavored with organic lemon extract.  

October 17, 2013

Tetley USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the U.K.-based tea company, released results of a survey of tea drinkers to coincide with the launch of its new Black & Green blend.

MONTVALE, N.J. — Tetley USA, the U.S. subsidiary of the U.K.-based tea company, released results of a survey of tea drinkers to coincide with the launch of its new Black & Green blend.

September 12, 2013

Nestea Iced Tea launched on Thursday a new portable, customizable drink innovation: Nestea Liquid Water Enhancer.

STAMFORD, Conn. — Nestea Iced Tea launched on Thursday a new portable, customizable drink innovation: Nestea Liquid Water Enhancer.

Nestea Liquid Water Enhancer is concentrated liquid made from real tea leaves, has zero calories and contains natural flavors. It's easy to use. Simply squeeze the desired amount of liquid concentrate into any glass or bottle of water, stir or shake, and the drink is ready.

August 9, 2013

Red Diamond, one of the three oldest coffee, tea and foodservice companies in the United States continuously operated by the same family, today announced it would be offering its tea products in a six-carton, 24-quart tea bag case to Sam’s Club members throughout the southern United States.

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. —Red Diamond’s ready-to-drink, fresh brewed tea is No. 1 in the United States, according to the company, and is widely available in dairy cases throughout Walmart and other leading retailers.

July 23, 2013

Lipton Tea is collaborating with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. to launch new varieties of hot and iced tea K-Cup packs for Keurig K-Cup single cup brewing systems.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Lipton Tea is collaborating with Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. to launch new varieties of hot and iced tea K-Cup packs for Keurig K-Cup single cup brewing systems.

"It's natural to think of Keurig as being synonymous with coffee, but now consumers are also turning to their Keurig brewers for the freshest tasting hot and iced teas," said Alfie Vivian, VP refreshments, Unilever US. "By partnering with GMCR, we're able to share the delicious taste of Lipton teas in the innovative K-Cup pack format."

July 22, 2013

Crystal Geyser Water Company’s Tejava Premium Iced Tea is now available for purchase in more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy stores across the country, and more than 320 Target stores in California and Arizona.

SAN FRANCISCO — Crystal Geyser Water Co.’s Tejava Premium Iced Tea is now available for purchase in more than 7,000 CVS/pharmacy stores across the country, and more than 320 Target stores in California and Arizona. Tejava is a 100% all natural, microbrewed, ready-to-drink iced black tea made entirely from handpicked tea leaves from the island of Java.

June 21, 2013

Lipton Iced Tea alongside singer and actress Katharine McPhee, celebrated the arrival of the summer solstice — the longest day of the year — by unveiling a one-of-a-kind illuminated installation to provide 24-hours of light to New Yorkers. The giant, luminous orb, named the Lipton Sun, was created in partnership with the PRATT Institute.

PURCHASE, N.Y. and ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Lipton Iced Tea alongside singer and actress Katharine McPhee, celebrated the arrival of the summer solstice — the longest day of the year — by unveiling a one-of-a-kind illuminated installation to provide 24-hours of light to New Yorkers. The giant, luminous orb, named the Lipton Sun, was created in partnership with the PRATT Institute.

June 19, 2013

Newcomer Dust Cutter Beverage Co. is serving a throwback to the Old West with the launch of its new line of all-natural lemonades in Ball's 16-oz. Alumi-Tek bottles.

BROOMFIELD, Colo. — Newcomer Dust Cutter Beverage Co. is serving a throwback to the Old West with the launch of its new line of all-natural lemonades in Ball's 16-oz. Alumi-Tek bottles.

May 29, 2013

Tassimo, the single-serve home brewing system, announced its new seasonal flavor offering of Sweet Black Iced Tea.

GLENVIEW, Ill. — Tassimo, the single-serve home brewing system, announced today its new seasonal flavor offering of Sweet Black Iced Tea. Tassimo Sweet Black Iced Tea will be available in June in select retail stores and online at tassimodirect.com. Sweet Black Iced Tea is the newest addition to the Tassimo Tea Bar line of products and enhances the growing assortment of Tassimo single-serve beverage options.

April 26, 2013

American Vintage Beverage announced the launch of new American Vintage Hard Tea, a combination of traditional iced tea and 5% alcohol.

CHICAGO — American Vintage Beverage Co. on Thursday announced the launch of new American Vintage Hard Tea, a combination of traditional iced tea and 5% alcohol.

April 18, 2013

Tea of a Kind, a tea beverage company, announced a wide distribution expansion into retail pharmacies, grocery stores and supermarkets in Northern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and more.

LOS ANGELES — Tea of a Kind, a tea beverage company, announced today a wide distribution expansion into retail pharmacies, grocery stores and supermarkets in Northern California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico and more.

The product, which recently won Best Ready-to-Drink Tea Beverage at the 2012 Interbev Awards in Las Vegas, utilizes a "Gizmo Closure and Delivery System," a cap technology, which holds fresh, functional ingredients in a nitrogen pressurized chamber until the point of consumption, the company stated.

April 2, 2013

The Washington Post this week took an in-depth look at the health benefits of tea and how consumers are taking notice. And that's a good thing for specialty tea shops and supermarket chains.

WASHINGTON — The Washington Post this week took an in-depth look at the health benefits of tea and how consumers are taking notice. And that's a good thing for specialty tea shops and supermarket chains.

January 22, 2013

A new website features gourmet tea and coffee products.

HOUSTON — A new website features gourmet tea and coffee products.

GourmetCafeSpot.com, owned by Texas-based Internet company Pagee Distributing, features such coffee and tea products as tea pots, water kettles, coffee grinders and roasters, coffee machines, espresso machines, tea and coffee blends.

January 10, 2013

Unilever-owned tea company Lipton is looking to breathe new life into a brand more than 130 years old.

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J. — Unilever-owned tea company Lipton is looking to breathe new life into a brand more than 130 years old.

Lipton announced Thursday its "Uplift Your Day" campaign surrounding its flagship black tea brand, introduced by Sir Thomas Lipton in 1879. The campaign will include television, digital, in-store, social networking and public relations, as well as a worldwide contest on Instagram.

October 9, 2012

Sales of ready-to-drink teas may have slowed, but new introductions will continue to fuel the category. A recent Mintel report forecasts a sales increase of 18% from 2012 to 2017 for the segment.

Sales of ready-to-drink teas may have slowed, but new introductions will continue to fuel the category. A recent Mintel report forecasts a sales increase of 18% from 2012 to 2017 for the segment.

Lemonade-and-tea drinks — sometimes called “Arnold Palmers” —  have become more popular with consumers. Arizona Beverage Co.’s Arnold Palmer line had strong growth last year, and Snapple and Sweet Leaf both launched lemonade-and-tea beverages.

August 10, 2012

Fuze has launched a new collection of teas and juice drinks.

ATLANTA — Fuze has launched a new collection of teas and juice drinks.

The new selections from Fuze include lemon iced tea; honey and ginseng green tea; half iced tea and half lemonade; berry punch juice drink and strawberry lemonade juice drink. Additional Fuze offerings will debut throughout the remainder of 2012.

June 27, 2012

Reed's has expanded its portfolio to include an organic kombucha beverage.

LOS ANGELES — Reed's has expanded its portfolio to include an organic kombucha beverage.

Reed's Culture Club Kombucha will be introduced in four, ginger-based formulas: Goji ginger, cranberry ginger, lemon raspberry ginger and hibiscus grapefruit ginger.

May 24, 2012

Peet's Coffee & Tea has launched a new iced coffee blend.

EMERYVILLE, Calif. — Peet's Coffee & Tea has launched a new iced coffee blend.

Baridi (meaning “cold” in Swahili) blends together Peet's selected premium East African coffees to provide coffee enthusiasts with a refreshing yet bold beverage.

Baridi iced coffee blend is available for a limited time in 12-oz. bags in grocery stores nationwide with a suggested retail price range from $9.99 to $11.99.