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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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The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) finds that adults with COVID-19 are about “twice as likely” to say they have dined at a restaurant during the 14 days before testing positive for the disease. Read more

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Government bodies assigned to support national tea industries are shaking off the shock of COVID-19 and leading tea forward. Read more

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When Amazon unveils its Amazon Fresh concept in Woodland Hills, Calif. in September, it will set the standard for automation and convenience in the age of Covid-19. Read more

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India Tea Prices Plunge as Demand Dissipates

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Tea prices are off their pandemic-induced high in May but remain higher than expected, given the huge surplus normally consumed at restaurants and cafes. Read more

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Faced with a steep decline in food service sales, tea and coffee manufacturers first embraced grocers in meeting unprecedented at-home demand. It is now apparent that this effort will fall short. Read more

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Government and private tea associations in Sri Lanka and India are promoting black tea to combat coronavirus. Read more

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Unilever is wavering following a June decision to auction several of the world’s iconic tea brands. Read more

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Overall, consumer spending in the US and Canada is down, but tea sales online and on Amazon have increased, according to market research firm JungleScout. Read more

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Montreal-based DAVIDsTEA, a pioneer in specialty tea retail, will close its retail outlets in the US and Canada following bankruptcy filings in both countries. Read more

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The Nairobi High Court in Kenya halted a controversial range of government ordered tea industry reforms pending judicial review in September. Read more

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The economic impact of the pandemic makes it unlikely that China will meet the expectations of a “phase one” agreement negotiated with the US in January. As a result, the US said it might initiate another round of tariffs targeting China. Read more

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First-quarter Covid-19 related losses will exceed $275 million according to the Indian Tea Association. Read more

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Café re-openings are underway, led by Starbucks, which announced that 65% of its corporate stores have reopened and that 85% will resume operations by the end of May. Read more

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China returned to full-scale tea production by May 21 when the country celebrated International Tea Day. Read more

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As lockdowns in tea-producing countries gradually ease up, permitting the harvest to resume, logistical hurdles mount as the cost of airfreight, the preferred method of transport early in the season, tripled. Read more

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