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Logistical hurdles in tea-producing countries greatly complicated export this quarter as demand declines and prices remain low. Read more

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Concern has declined as some states reopen, “but America is still anxious, with slightly more than half of the people feeling very concerned and hugely worried about their own personal health.” Read more

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Coffee roasting industry leader PROBAT, Inc., opened a new industrial facility in suburban Chicago this month, doubling its space. Read more

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Two leading executives at Luckin Coffee were dismissed this month as the Chinese retail chain attempts to survive an ongoing accounting scandal. Read more

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Producers in Kenya, the world's top exporter of black tea, experienced minimal interruption from coronavirus during the spring harvest yet there is concern among premium tea buyers over substantive reforms. Read more

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Sri Lanka is embracing a digital future for the Colombo Tea Auction, according to Sri Lanka Tea Board Chair Jayampathy Molligoda. The country's first three electronic auctions in April resulted in sales of 16.5 million kilos of tea. Read more

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The worldwide economic decline caused by the coronavirus pandemic will drive down demand for coffee. The big question is how far down will it go? Read more

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The company is reopening its stores across the United States with what c.e.o. Kevin Johnson calls “the concept of the third place.” Read more

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Cafés and coffee shops that survived China’s lockdown are rebounding quickly due to adaptations that are influencing retailers facing the same threat globally. Read more

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There’s finally some good news coming out of Colombia in the last couple of weeks. The 2019 harvest of 14.8 million 60kg bags was the best in the last 27 years, due to good weather and higher productivity. Read more

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The high-flying, money-losing Chinese coffee chain Luckin Coffee said, on April 2, that an internal investigation had found that its chief operating officer had fabricated 2019 sales by about CNY2.2 billion yuan ($310 million). Read more

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Healthier tea options threaten Asia’s bubble tea dominance as young tea drinkers transition to xiandai cha. Read more

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