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Joel Silver New CEO at DAVIDsTEA

MONTREAL, Quebec Joel Silver, a former president of Indigo Books & Music, is the new chief executive officer at DAVIDsTEA, North America’s second-largest specialty tea chain with 234 shops. He is the company’s fourth chief executive, following Sylvain Toutant, who resigned in October to pursue personal interests. Silver began work Monday. Maurice Tousson, chairman...

DAVIDsTEA Among Those Questioned RE: “On Call” Shifts

DAVIDsTea is facing questions about the way they staff their retail shops in the U.S. Fifteen retailers in New York were contacted by the state’s attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, regarding “on-call” shifts. For “on call” shifts, an employee is required to keep particular slots of time available in case they are needed to work;...

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Tea Inspired Signature Drinks

Signature drinks at coffee shops are a well-established means to boost revenue. Seasonal and limited-edition drinks attract a crowd and a distinctive well-crafted year-round house special encourages customers to return. These drinks  – colorful and with quality ingredients – earn better margins and lend themselves to social media promotion and window, circulars and in-store...

Oprah Has a New Favorite Tea

The last time Oprah Winfrey named her favorite tea in December 2010, sales at Talbott Tea in Chicago soared. The company received a big injection of funds from investors after appearing on ABC’s Shark Tank and was later sold at a tidy profit to Jamba Juice. Last week, Oprah announced her newest favorite, Montreal-based...

DavidsTea Likes Chicago

CHICAGO, Ill. DavidsTea opened its first of three stores in Chicago in October in the trendy Bucktown neighborhood whose proximity to Logan Square attracts abundant night life. A second store opened last week in Lakeview (3530 N. Southport Ave) with another to open in boutique rich Lincoln Park (924 W. Armitage Ave) by year...