Domestic News

Tea 2030: Engaging Consumers

NIAGARA FALLS, ON The London-based nonprofit Forum for the Future, recognizing the unique nature of tea in the U.S. and Canada, has launched a North American work stream to identify opportunities and address concerns specific to this market. Mark Driscoll, the Forum’s head of food, said that the collaborative Tea 2030 project is entering...

Tea Sustainability Awards

Sustainability is a consumer “megatrend” that is gaining in importance according to those queried in the Natural Marketing Institute’s most recent “State of Sustainability” survey. “Consumer skepticism regarding a company’s sustainable efforts prompts consumers to seek solid proof of their legitimacy – make sure “transparency” is front and center as consumers evaluate company claims...

Spirit Tea

Chicago is far enough north that hot tea sells well six months of the year and in sweltering summers ice tea surges making it one of the best locations for tea retail in the U.S. DAVIDsTEA plans to open several new stores in the area with its new-found IPO financing while Teavana, Adagio and...

Honest Tea: New look, new commitments

Honest Tea has announced a redesign of their glass bottle labels, as well as a new flavor within their popular bottled tea line. The new labels maintain the well known “T” as the primary focus, but Honest Tea worked with an oil painter to develop new artwork, where each T would display a key...

Starbucks’ Third Teavana Tea Bar

Starbucks celebrated the opening of their third Teavana Fine Teas + Tea Bar in conjunction with the release of Oprah Chai on April 29. The new store is located in Chicago’s upscale Southport Corridor one block from DAVIDsTEA. The shop represents the latest refinement of the tea bar concept from Starbucks. You won’t find...

Nominees Announced for World Tea Awards

Academy Awards-style Ceremony for Tea Launches on the Queen Mary, On the Second Day of World Tea Expo, May 29 – 31 in Long Beach, Calif. LAS VEGAS, Nev. (May 5, 2014) — There’s more than just a new location for the 12th edition of the World Tea Expo (#WorldTeaExpo). A new World Tea Awards...

MATBA

New Board Members for MATBA

The Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association (MATBA) announces Board member assignments for 2014-2016 term and welcomes new president, Michael Raab. The Mid-Atlantic Tea Business Association (MATBA) held Board elections at their annual meeting and seminars on April 28, 2014.  Board member assignments for the 2014-2016 term are as follows:  Michael Raab (Tea-For-All) is serving as...

ITO EN Announces Promotion of Jim Hoagland to COO

ITO EN Announces Promotion Of Jim Hoagland To Chief Operating Officer (COO) Brad Angevine & Kyoichiro Asai To Sr. V.P. NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — ITO EN (North America) INC., the award winning Brooklyn based beverage company and subsidiary of ITO EN LTD., a publicly traded $4.2 billion beverage company based in Japan, has announced the promotion of Jim Hoagland to...

Argo Tea Park Project Raises Concerns

Creative collaborations between business and cities can have great benefits, but they can also trigger tension and citizen concerns. The City of Boston experienced this reaction following a 2003 deal to allow the Boston Red Sox to use a public roadway, Yawkey Way, during games as a temporary food court and vendor area. Discord...