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Tea is perishable. Smallholders that are not under contract to supply raw leaf to a local plantation regularly must wait in line at local bought-leaf factories hoping to get a reasonable price. Read more

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A change in consumer behavior spurred a slight increase in tea consumption globally in 2020, overcoming massive declines in foodservice volume. Read more

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Ninety-five percent of coffee imports in the US and Europe arrive in containers. Nearly the same percentage holds for tea. In a typical year, containers arrive, they are unloaded and returned to port with outbound cargo within 60 days. Read more

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Online sales offer tea retailers a reprieve during the unprecedented upheaval in sales to foodservice venues. Read more

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In early December, Kenya's National Assembly passed the Tea Act of 2020, advancing sweeping reforms in the tea sector. Read more

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OpenTable data reveals restaurant seatings were down 57% in the third week of November. Yelp notes that independently operated restaurants are most likely to permanently close Read more

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Canadian turnaround investor Doug Putman has acquired leases and reopened 45 tea retail locations abandoned this summer by Montreal-based DAVIDsTEA, formerly North America’s largest tea chain retailer. Read more

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Rising green leaf prices that are squeezing margins at multi-national tea ventures are boosting the profitability of smallholders. Read more

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Japan's second-largest tea exporter and Germany's Wollenhaupt Tee announce a large volume, cold-chain distribution hub based in Hamburg. Read more

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A scarcity of shipping containers compounds the sharp decline in the tea harvest, making it impossible for India to equal its 2019 export totals Read more

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The 250-member American Specialty Tea Alliance (ASTA) announced it will cease operations as a non-profit. Read more

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In September, the European Union granted China Protected Geographical Indication (GI) for 100 products, including 28 teas, concluding 15 years of negotiations. Read more

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Eighty million people comprise a tea supply chain so massive that "it is inconceivable that COVID would not impact tea," explained procurement consultant John Snell during the first virtual edition of the annual North American Tea Conference Read more

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Argentine warehouses that are normally swept clean in time for the pending harvest remain filled to capacity. Read more

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Quenching Asia’s thirst is a monumental task. Read more

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Walmart and Amazon benefitted from the surge in e-commerce grocery order and delivery. Now both are aggressively seeking to keep that momentum as Walmart introduces Walmart+ and Amazon increases its store count and announces 1,000 small delivery hubs Read more

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