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Coffee Chains Introduce New Retail Items

Starbucks rolls out packaged Teavana while Peet’s Coffee expands ready-to-drink presence Two coffeehouse chains have rolled out new retail items this week, with Starbucks rehabilitating its Teavana brand in packaged form and Peet’s Coffee expanding its national presence with a new line of shelf-stable ready-to-drink beverages. Seattle-based Starbucks has completed the closure of its...

Nestle-Starbucks Alliance Brings Mutual Benefits

Brands get all the attention, but distribution is the formidable skeleton that enables food and beverage titans such as Nestlé ($90 billion), PepsiCo ($63 billion), Coca-Cola ($42 billion) and Kraft Heinz ($26 billion) to generate $25 to $100 billion in annual sales. Last week Nestlé announced it had purchased perpetual rights to market Starbucks...

Caution is Not Inherently Bad, But Coffee Just Got a Bad Rap

Coffee and tea share many healthful plant-based compounds. The science-based consensus is that each beverage holds significant benefits when consumed in moderation. But in the court of public opinion, coffee can’t seem to get a break. Last week a California Superior Court judge ruled that coffee sold in California must display a Prop 65...

Budding Products: Starbucks Adds New Teas to International Menus

Starbucks Japan Debuts Earl Grey Tea Cream Frappuccino Starbucks Japan is offering its Earl Grey Tea Cream Frappuccino for a limited time, reports Bustle. This new beverage, which blends Earl Grey tea, milk and ice and is topped with sweet honey cream, is timely for a spring release when customers typically make the switch...

Starbucks’ Teavana Wellness Blends

Throughout history, tea has been lauded for its medicinal properties. Not just a pick-me-up, tea has been cited as helpful for everything from digestion to its anticancer properties. Today’s health-conscious consumers are not only curious about the wide varieties of tea, but are actively seeking out tonics or remedies for their ills and general...

Malls Make it Easy for Local Tea Shops to Replace Teavana

ROCHESTER, NY Niraj Lama was so busy running his downtown tea shop he didn’t pay much attention to the news that a nearby Teavana, located at the Eastview Mall in Victor, NY was closing. At least not until the mall operators came to call with an offer Happy Earth Tea could not refuse. In...

Top Tea News of 2017

The top World Tea News stories of 2017 reflect readership interest in a broad range of story topics, from retail struggles to new taxes in India. The most popular story topics among World Tea News readers were: Starbucks’ plight with its Teavana stores, data on the ready-to-drink tea market, India’s new goods and services...

Budding Products: New Holiday Teas

Art of Tea Debuts Two New Holiday Teas Los Angeles-based company Art of Tea added two new teas to its holiday tea lineup: Pecan Pie and Sugarplum Marzipan. Pecan Pie is a caffeine-free mix of organic honeybush, organic cinnamon, apple, organic coconut, organic stevia leaf, natural and artificial flavors. The tea’s flavor is akin...

Tea is an Integral Part of World’s Most Spectacular Roastery

SHANGHAI, China The fanfare and brightest of lights shined on Starbucks’ spectacular roastery opening last week but Teavana plays an important, if secondary role. Conversations of late tend to dismiss Teavana as a failure following the announced closing of 379 U.S. and Canadian stores. Teavana even closed its e-commerce site Oct. 1 despite growing...

Court Blocks Starbucks Plans to Close 77 Teavana Mall Locations

A Superior Court judge in Indiana has blocked Starbucks from closing 77 Teavana locations in malls operated by Simon Property Group. In August, after Starbucks announced it would close all 379 Teavana locations, Indianapolis-based Simon, the largest shopping mall operator in the world, filed suit seeking a temporary and permanent injunction. In the suit...