US: CCE adds to AriZona Iced Tea offering

By | 15 November 2006

Coca-Cola Enterprises is adding to its iced tea portfolio in the US.

The US bottler announced today (15 November) that it will distribute three more flavours from Hornell Brewing, maker of AriZona Iced Tea products.

The drinks - Iced Tea with Lemon, Green Tea with Honey & Lemon and Sweet Tea - will be available in 34-ounce packaging from February, CCE said.

In June, CCE began distribution of seven AriZona flavours in a variety of bottle and can packages throughout its territories in Canada.

"We are combining the power of our sales and distribution system with the number one ready-to-drink brand in the fast-growing tea category," said John Brock, president and CEO at CCE. "This provides substantial opportunities, now and in the future, to generate profitable growth for both of our companies."

AriZona is the top-selling ready-to-drink tea brand in the US. AriZona joins Nestea and Gold Peak in CCE's tea portfolio, The company also distributes Enviga, a calorie-burning sparkling tea from Beverage Partners Worldwide, Coca-Cola Co.'s joint venture with Nestlé.

Sectors: Soft drinks, Water

Companies: CCE, Coca-Cola Co

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