Harris Tea Acquires Tetley Harris Food Group

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Harris Tea Company acquired Tetley Harris Food Group from Tata Consumer Products Company. The announcement was made on March 31, 2021.

For the last 18 years, Harris Tea was a part owner of the Tetley Harris Food Group with a focus on global sourcing, innovation and manufacturing of beverage products for the foodservice industry.

With this acquisition of the remaining shares, Harris Tea will provide end-to-end services to foodservice customers with continued focus on innovative products, consistent quality and service.

The name of the new organization will be Harris Tea Foodservice.

Building on Harris Tea’s Expertise

As a leading tea and allied beverage provider, Harris Tea brings more than 40 years of experience in both private label and branded beverage offerings. The company’s responsiveness, global tea sourcing expertise, continued investments in innovation, quality standards, and modern U.S. manufacturing facilities allow them to provide integrated beverage solutions.

Harris Tea offers a full-range of teas and other on-trend beverages. In addition, the company has been adept at driving traffic and increasing sales tailored to the cuisine, format and region of the foodservice purveyor.

Supporting Restaurants and Distributors

Harris Tea Foodservice will provide beverage solutions through its private label and specialty brands portfolio. The company’s goal in a rapidly changing post-COVID world is to provide restaurants and distributors the support and innovation required for success.

Ray Borooah, Harris Tea’s CEO, said, “This acquisition will accelerate our efforts to provide competitive tea and allied beverage products for the recovering foodservice industry, as customers seek immediate and innovative solutions.”

In addition to Tetley and Good Earth, Harris Tea Foodservice will offer brands such as Southern Breeze, Ready Sweet, Newman’s Own Organics, Red Rose, Salada, Tea India, Chai Moments, Wonder Drink Kombucha and Secret Squirrel Coffee.

Harris Tea Company, a division of Harris Freeman & Co., is the largest blender and packer of private label teas in North America. The company has two production facilities in the U.S.A. (in Georgia and New Jersey), one in Newcastle, U.K. and an affiliated factory in India. The company is a diversified vendor, packing virtually all types of tea in a wide variety of tea bags and innovative ready-to-drink products.

To learn more about Harris Tea Company, visit HarrisTea.com.