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New Teavana advanced Ready-to-Drink line of teas will capitalize on fast-growing, multi billion-dollar ready-to-drink tea category*
Anheuser-Busch and Starbucks (NASDAQ: SBUX) these days announced they are working collectively to produce, container, circulate and promote 1st Teavana Ready-to-Drink (RTD) tea into the U.S., with an expected product launch in the 1st 50 % of 2017.
Premium RTD tea could be the fastest-growing section inside RTD beverage category, which grew at 16 per cent CAGR in the last 5 years and makes $1.1 billion in product sales.** Collectively, Starbucks and Anheuser-Busch will bring their particular complementary skills to keep to capitalize on the considerable development chance. Starbucks will contribute Teavana’s tea expertise, industry-leading retail activation, and consumer engagement abilities, and Anheuser-Busch will lead manufacturing, bottling and circulation to merchants across the country in partnership with its long-standing and well-established community of wholesalers.
Starbucks and Anheuser-Busch want to introduce new Teavana RTD non-alcohol advanced beverage beverages across U.S. networks. The newest RTD manufacturer product line will integrate the hand-crafted nature and epicurean flavors drawn from Starbucks and Teavana’s retail favorites to provide consumers premium layered tastes. Starbucks stores across the country offer premium, handcrafted Teavana brewed and iced teas, that will be a higher growth category at Starbucks. Within the past 12 months, U.S. Starbucks areas have actually sold significantly more than $1 billion of handcrafted Teavana beverage drinks, representing 11 % development in year-over-year sales.***
“Tea has been an important part of Starbucks history since we opened our doorways as Starbucks Coffee, Tea and herbs in Pike Place Market in 1971, ” stated Howard Schultz, chairman and chief executive officer, Starbucks. “once we obtained Teavana in 2012, we saw a distinctive opportunity to do for tea exactly what Starbucks has been doing for coffee-and expand the Teavana brand across many client experiences and services and products. We are excited to do business with Anheuser-Busch to unlock the premium ready-to-drink market and additional grow demand for the Teavana brand name.”
“This arrangement brings collectively the skills of two great businesses, each with a long reputation for successful brand-building, ” said Carlos Brito, ceo, Anheuser-Busch InBev. “Starbucks’ expertise and management in premium beverage, combined with our world-class manufacturing capabilities and strong U.S. circulation impact, will position this brand-new product well with what is a fantastic and developing category. We're thrilled to be in a position to supply this great item to your wholesale suppliers and think, due to their support, we are preferably structured to maximise the product sales chance for Teavana RTD tea over the U.S.”
Philip Mullin, chairman of the Anheuser-Busch Wholesaler Advisory Panel, included: “Throughout Anheuser-Busch’s history, wholesale suppliers have actually played a crucial role in introduction of new products on market. This arrangement with Starbucks comes at an extremely interesting time given the significant growth in the advanced RTD tea group, and I also expect this news will energize wholesalers throughout our system.”