King's and Green Mountain Coffee
tain Coffee announced an expanded presence in 27 Kings Super Markets locations in northern New Jersey and Long Island.
Green Mountain's displays will feature packaged coffee including the company's new organic certified Fair Trade selections and a variety of whole bean coffees available in high-volume, self-service bulk bins.
Kings Super Markets operates 27 stores in northern New Jersey, and Garden City and Merrick, Long Island. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters is a specialty coffee company that has been recognized by Forbes Magazine as one of the 200 Best Small Companies in America. The company markets a wide variety of coffees under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters and Frontier organic coffee brands.
Seattle's Best Signs Agreement With Safeway
SEATTLE -- Seattle's Best Coffee, a subsidiary of AFC Enterprises, signed an agreement with Safeway that will result in the largest distribution of Fair Trade Certified organically grown coffee products in North American grocery stores to date.
Safeway is selling the full line of Seattle's Best Coffee organic coffees in approximately 1,400 stores nationwide.
Seattle's Best Coffee is certified organic coffee that is 100% high-altitude, shade-grown and free of pesticides and herbicides.
The company also franchises and operates over 100 cafes in eight countries around the world.
The new agreement with Safeway will make Seattle's Best available in stores, including Von's in southern California, Tom Thumb stores in Texas, Carr's stores in Alaska, and Chicago-based Dominick's, among others.
Add a Twist, Prevent Cancer?
TUCSON, Ariz. -- Scientists at the University of Arizona here are testing the theory that the use of lemon peel in beverages such as tea could help protect the body against skin cancer and other cancers.
Research carried out by the Arizona scientists was published in the BMC Dermatology Journal, London, recently.
The university is situated in an area with one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the United States. Of the 450 people studied, half had suffered with squamous cell carcinoma, according to the research.
Iman Hakim, M.D., research assistant professor at the Arizona Cancer Center at the university, leads the project. Its aim is to assess levels of consumption of d-limonene (from citrus peel or pulp) and apply the developed questionnaire into ongoing epidemiological research at the University of Arizona.
Lavazza Expands In Chicago
NEW YORK -- Lavazza Premium Coffees Corp. announced that it will be offering its home category line in every major supermarket and gourmet store in the Chicago region.
Lavazza is Italy's No. 1 coffee. The privately owned company has operated in Turin, Italy, for 105 years.
The company will offer its Caffe Espresso, Espresso Decaffeinato and Premium Drip. Premium Drip is available in a 10-ounce can. Caffe Espresso and Espresso Decaffeinato are available in 8-ounce cans. The suggested price range for Espresso Decaffeinato is between $5.39 and $5.69.
The other two brands' price suggestions fall between $4.39 and $4.69.
Lavazza's ground coffees can be found in Chicagoland supermarkets that include Jewel Food Stores, Dominick's Finer Foods and independent grocers supplied by Certified Grocers Midwest, Central Grocers Corp. and Roundy's.
In-store promotional activities and public relations initiatives are planned to support the rollout.
Wissotzky Tea Plans International Expansion
TEL AVIV -- Israel's leading tea manufacturer, Wissotzky Tea, here, plans to establish subsidiaries in several countries.
Family-owned Wissotzky was established in Moscow in 1849 and has been active in Israel since 1935, processing and manufacturing some 200 different tea products to gain 70% of the domestic market.
Wissotzky is launching a new product, Vanilla Tea, manufactured in what it calls an innovative modern process.
Each bag is packed individually in an aluminum envelope, completely sealed for freshness. Vanilla joins a family of special tastes by Wissotzky, such as Himalaya, Taj Mahal and English Breakfast.
Winn-Dixie Adds African Coffee Line
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Winn-Dixie Stores last week began offering a line of coffee from the African country of Tanzania that results in more money being returned to the small, independent farmers that grow it.
Sweet Unity Farms Coffee represents a farming cooperative headed by David Robinson, son of baseball great Jackie Robinson, who has lived in Tanzania for 20 years.
The Milne Corp., a broker in Jacksonville, has placed the coffee with Winn-Dixie, which is giving it a 180-day trial.
"It's a new type of product for us," said Haywood Wallace, operations manager, beverages, Winn-Dixie. "We try to give everyone a chance if we can, if it is new and innovative. We don't have any other Tanzanian product in the coffee section at all."
Environmentally Sound Coffee
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. -- South Beach Coffee Co. is donating spent coffee grounds to St. Thomas University for use as compost for the university's environmental projects.
Coffee grounds are a good soil conditioner, as well as a source of minerals and nutrients that are important for plants.
The plants grown by the university will include tomatoes, corn, peppers, sunflowers and other plants indigenous to southern Florida.