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Viennese coffee roaster Julius Meinl is expanding its position in the United Kingdom with the acquisition of coffee distributor Aroma & Gusto. Read more

Coffee Report

The $5.1 billion sale of Costa Limited to The Coca-Cola Company is complete. The acquisition gives Coca-Cola an immediate coffee position in 30 countries. Read more

Coffee Report

Wilbur Curtis, founded in 1941, is one of America’s largest tea and coffee brewing equipment makers, earning $90 million annually and employing 300. Read more

Equipment

JAB Holding Co. senior partner Bart Becht, the operational genius behind an expansive $52 billion spending spree that has transformed the global coffee market, will step down as chairman and retire in 2019. Read more

News

The Massimo Zanetti Beverage Group strengthened its position in Australia in early February with the acquisition of The Bean Alliance for $17.4 million. Read more

Coffee Report

Peet’s Coffee has acquired a majority share in Revive Kombucha, a California-based craft brewery that produces the popular ready-to-drink fermented tea. Read more

Coffee Report

Lincolnshire, Ill.-based Crown Brands has acquired Tomlinson Industries, makers of No-Drip faucets and fittings for beverage and liquid dispensing. Read more

Equipment

Lavazza Group, one of Italy’s leading coffee manufacturing companies, has acquired the beverage division of Mars Inc. Read more

Coffee Report

The foundation on which beverage retail rests is firming up as mergers and acquisitions consolidate the decades-stable $85 billion global coffee market. Read more

The soft drink giant is acquiring Costa Limited, the United Kingdom’s leading coffee brand, for USD $5.1 billion. The agreement, announced Aug. 31, is expected to close by July 2019. Read more

Coffee Report

A new report by Coffee Barometer points to consolidation in the coffee industry as the cause of significant problems. Read more

Coffee Report

Neumann Kaffee Gruppe has acquired majority control of Seattle-based Atlas Coffee Importers and will make it a subsidiary of the worldwide green trading company. Read more

Coffee Report

Nestlé Waters North America announced in December the sale of its Tradewinds ready-to-drink and Sweet Leaf Tea brands to Dunn’s River Brands for an undisclosed sum. Read more

Tea Report

Tazo Tea, the mystical, quirky, somewhat eccentric legend created by Steven Smith, lives on as a Unilever brand acquired from Starbucks in November for $384 million. Read more

News

Texas-based Chameleon is the No.1 producer of organic cold brew and one of the top three refrigerated cold brew brands in the United States. Read more

Coffee Report

Java House, east Africa’s largest coffee shop chain, was acquired by Abraaj Group, an investment fund. Read more

Coffee Report

Italian roasting giant Lavazza recently acquired 80% interest in Kicking Horse Coffee, a popular roastery in British Columbia. Read more

Coffee Report

Probat Inc. in Janary acquired Canada-based ED Industrial Ltd. and ED Industrial USA, Inc. Read more

Coffee Report

The largest food service coffee and tea supplier in the US was purchased in August for $355 million by Canadian conglomerate Cott Corp. Read more

News

Royal Wessenen, European organics and natural food Company, has purchased Dutch Piramide Tea from the Organic Flavor Company. Read more

Tea Report

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