As demand for antioxidant-rich blends and conveniently consumable beverages continues to swell, grocers' ready-to-drink beverage sections are amounting to a sea of tea. The most commonly consumed drink after water, tea is also one of the fastest-growing beverage categories. Sales of RTD tea in particular grew almost 19% to $1.2 billion in food, drug and mass channels, excluding Wal-Mart, during the 52 weeks ending Feb. 24, according to Information Resources Inc., Chicago. Packaged Facts, ...
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