Unilever

Unilever Buys Pukka

Unilever announced on Sept. 7 it acquired Pukka Herbs, a company specializing in ethically sourced organic teas and herbal tisanes. Pukka joins more than one dozen other Unilever brands dedicated to making a positive social impact, reports the Independent. “Pukka has strong values and a clear purpose that aligns fully with our own sustainable...

Unilever Puts Pure Leaf in Teabags

Lipton Yellow Label is languishing on the bottom shelf in grocery, discounted to less than $5 for a 100-ct box, but it’s still the top-selling brand in the world. Since Unilever acquired Lipton in 1972, the brand has achieved significant financial milestones. It was the first to reach $2+ billion in sales and, more...

Technavio Ranks Top Herbal Tea Vendors

Adagio Teas, Associated British Foods (ABF), Dilmah Tea, ITO EN, Tata Global Beverages, and Unilever top the list of global herbal tea vendors, according to market analysis conducted by Technavio. Other prominent vendors in the market include Alvita, Barry’s Tea, Bigelow Tea, Bettys and Taylors of Harrogate, Celestial Seasonings, Harney & Sons, Mighty Leaf...

Lipton Tea Factory Workers Join Union

Lipton Tea employees at the company’s Suffolk, Va. factory, which produces all of the Lipton Tea bags sold in North America, voted to unionize August 29 with a majority vote of 108 workers for and 79 against. The workers now join the United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW Local 400). According to...

T2: Slow and Steady

Australian tea retailer T2 opened its third store in New York City last week, marking a slow but steady expansion in North America that began in October 2014 when the Unilever-owned company opened its first U.S. Soho boutique. There are now 66 locations with 53 stores in Australia and New Zealand, making T2 the...

T2 Opens Brooklyn Location

Since opening its first T2 retail outlet in April 2014 Unilever (Lipton) has steadily increased store count outside Australia as it refines the concept. Last month the firm opened its second U.S. location and its 10th U.K. shop. Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill is the site of the new store which joins a SoHo shop opened...

Bubbly Tea Takes Aim at Soda

Explore the new Tea Up for Health Pavilion being featured at the 2015 World Tea Expo event. PepsiCo and Unilever have released a new product, Lipton Sparkling Iced Tea, as a result of the Pepsi Lipton Tea Partnership. These beverages combine tea with popular flavors like peach, raspberry and lemon and add carbonation. The...

Research on Black Tea and Heart Health

The Research & Development unit at Unilever recently released a study examining the effect of black tea consumption on cardiovascular health. Study participants recorded lower blood pressure, both systolic and diastolic, and lessened arterial stiffness after drinking the equivalent of two cups of black tea daily for eight days. High blood pressure and arterial...

Delivery Duo Promote Lipton Tea

The adventures of playful iced tea delivery duo Carl and Stu continues in a series of comedic commercials for Lipton Tea produced by actress Kristen Bell. Bell, known for her role as Veronica Mars and in the Disney film Frozen, is creative director for the film series which follows the Muppets debut of “Be...

Empowering Tea Smallholders Worldwide

LONDON, U.K. – Skill in growing tea and the expertise to produce unique styles has sustained China’s 300,000 growers for thousands of years. While relatively few make tea, they all make sufficient money to be self-sufficient. That is a goal of a very successful pilot training program in Kenya established by the Ethical Tea...