LONDON, England – Thursday, February 13, 2014, Forum for the Future brought together a panel of industry leaders from Unilever, Finlays, the Ethical Tea Partnership and IDH – the Sustainable Trade Initiative – to discuss the opportunities from and the challenges facing the industry. Many more Tea 2030 partners and interested parties were in attendance, making
A government supported study finds that nearly 3 in 4 U.S. children and young adults and even preschooler consume measurable amounts of caffeine despite declining soda use. About 73% of U.S. children and young adults ingest caffeine in carbonated beverages, tea and coffee and increasingly in energy drinks according to the study, published this week
The Specialty Tea Community’s Leading Tradeshow Offers a Platform of Buying, Selling and Education for Retailers, Distributors and Developers LAS VEGAS, Nev. (Jan. 29, 2014) – Blending fresh ideas, new trends and distribution channels with three days of focused buying, selling and education, (#WorldTeaExpo) is the leading tradeshow and conference focused 100 percent on premium
Howard Schultz voiced a warning last week that beverage retailers should heed. During the company’s First Quarter earnings call the Starbucks CEO noted that in-store foot traffic at traditional mall and well-known department stores declined 15% in December. He does not believe the reason was harsh winter weather or fewer shopping days. Instead he points
I’mmm dreaming of a warmmm Expo! Just like the ones we used to know. Where our foreheads glisten and people listen to hearrr tea talks at the showww…. I’mmm dreaming of a warmmm Expo, with every blog post that I write. May your bags be readyyy and lighttt…And may all your Expo times be right.
MUMBAI, India – Thanks to the Herculean efforts of India’s small tea growers, the country is quickly closing in on China as the world’s largest tea producer. The Indian Tea Association proudly declared this week that overall production grew by 6.5 percent last year for a record 1.2 million metric tons of tea. Small growers