Tea is the leading beverage consumed worldwide – after water – but the tea bag format has historically not been environmentally friendly.
The trend towards using healthier ingredients and natural products in ready-to-drink teas presents challenges from a packaging and labelling perspective.
Mother Parkers’ desire to enter the single serve market with a sustainable, cost effective capsule, led to the development of the EcoCup.
Co-packing has evolved to address the coffee and tea industries’ need for a one-stop shop. Collaborating with a co-packer also helps companies improve efficiencies and alleviate risk.
Growing over half of the global tea output on around 70 percent of the world’s tea acreage, more than 15 million small farmers are major stakeholders, but they are also the most fragile link of the supply chain.
Rail is continually picking up speed in container transport to and from China; this trend has been apparent for some years.
Piracy and cargo theft has long been a concern in both the shipping business and the subsequent coffee supply chain, which depends on the safe and timely delivery of the beans.