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Italian coffee company illycaffè recently announced an expansion of its e-commerce business into Canada, the 14th country to have a direct-to-consumer sales of illy products. Read more

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McDonald’s Canada announced a partnership with Rainforest Alliance to exclusively serve RA certified coffee at all of its Canadian restaurants. Read more

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Canada’s largest coffee chain introduced a digital rewards program with a mobile app and reusable swipe card. Read more

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Dollar Tea Club, a subscription service based in Toronto, offers artisan teas in small amounts using the technology. Read more

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Kraft Heinz Canada acquired the British Colombia-based company in September. Read more

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Liquid tea has led sales growth in the center aisles of grocery stores the past couple of years and now dry tea in sachets is following that trend. Read more

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Canadian coffee-and-doughnuts giant Tim Hortons is responding to complaints by franchisees by investing $100 million to improve its distribution system. Read more

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Shabnam Weber, a Toronto-based tea retailer and founder of The Academy of Tea, is the new president of the Tea and Herbal Association of Canada. Read more

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Canada levies a 10% surtax on a large selection of U.S. products - including coffee - in response to U.S. steel and aluminum tariffs. Read more

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Disappointing earnings by DAVIDsTEA led executives to admit during a call with investors that they are exploring strategic alternatives including a possible sale of the company. Read more

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Steeped Tea is a Canadian multi-level marketing firm selling wellness-focused tea and related accessories through 10,000 “consultants.” Read more

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The Löfbergs Group, a leading Swedish coffee roaster, announced it will begin operations in Canada. Read more

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

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Camellia Sinensis of Montréal are completing the final touches to their new Bristol Chai project. Read more

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TWG Tea, established in Singapore in 2008, celebrated its opening in Vancouver with a glamorous red carpet affair at its new salon on West Georgia Street. Read more

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After last year’s very successful summer school, Montreal’s Camellia Sinensis tea school will open its doors again for two weekend programs to be given in English. Read more

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New tea growers Victor Vesely and Margit Nellemann this year offered two specialty teas produced from their six-year old hardy plants that have survived regular winter snowfalls at the 11-acre organic farm in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Read more

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The company did not provide a timeline for the move or the number of outlets planned but a spokesman described the initiative as “aggressive.” Read more

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Toronto-based Bella Sabatina Premium Tea debuted a line of kosher specialty teas at the Kosherfest trade show last November. Read more

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Fred Schaeffer is the new president of Canadian roaster Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee. His appointment was announced by co-c.e.o.s Michael and Paul Higgins. Read more

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