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4 International Teas to Watch in U.S. Beverage Market

ROCKVILLE, Maryland—The genie is out of the (ready-to-drink) bottle when it comes to a growing number of U.S. consumers willing to try beverages from all over the world. A slowdown in immigration might reduce the speed with which the trend takes place, but in the long run, the U.S. will remain a nation of...

The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® Returns To New York

LOS ANGELES, June 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf® announced it is returning to New York City through its new franchisee, Hudson River Coffee & Tea, a venture of operators, developers and real estate professionals. Hudson River Coffee & Tea will open 100 franchise locations of The Coffee Bean & Tea...

Bigelow Tea Becomes Benefit Corporation

Bigelow Tea is announcing the recently attained distinction of becoming a Benefit Corporation. The family company is the No. 1 Specialty Tea market leader, manufacturing “Constant Comment”® and more than 150 tea varieties sold nationwide. Now officially registered as a Benefit Corporation, it is one of a select group of companies that has designated...

Share Iced Tea’s Benefits with Customers

NEW YORK, June 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — It’s about time we move oolong to the summer and celebrate the second-most consumed beverage in the world – tea! With the temperatures rising and flowers blooming, there’s nothing more refreshing than a tall glass of freshly brewed iced tea or a tea cocktail! In honor of National...

Lipton Partners with WE to Empower and Support Female Tea Farmers in Kenya

Tea company commits to providing financial and business tools to 80,000 Kenyan women ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., April 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Lipton and WE are working together to empower 80,000 women in tea farming communities across Kenya by providing them access to financial and business skills training. Program participants will learn financial fundamentals from...

Smith Teamaker Names New CEO Internationally Acclaimed Premium Tea Company Welcomes Darren R. Marshall to the Team

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 21, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Smith Teamaker, the leading American tea company devoted to uncommonly good taste, has announced the appointment of Darren R. Marshall as its new CEO. Marshall assumed responsibilities on January 15, 2018. “Darren is going to take Smith Teamaker to the next level,” said Kim DeMent-Smith, Smith Teamaker...

QTrade Teas Has New V.P. of Operations

Johnny Bourlett recently joined QTrade Teas as vice president of operations. In this capacity, he will lead the manufacturing, warehousing and account management teams. Bourlett, along with Erik Ylanan, QTrade CFO, and Kingsley Alagaratnam, who heads supply chain, will also be a member of the executive management team with shared responsibility for the growth, profitability...

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Martin Bauer Appoints New President

Martin Bauer Group has announced the appointment of Ennio Ranaboldo as the new president of Martin Bauer Inc., the wholly owned U.S. subsidiary based in Secaucus, New Jersey. Ranaboldo has joined the group after a long tenure at Lavazza, the world-renowned coffee company, where he was instrumental in establishing it as one of the...