Harris Tea Co. said it has acquired Tetley Harris Food Group from Tata Consumer Products Co. The name of the new organization will be Harris Tea Foodservice.
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 said it will provide end-to-end services to foodservice customers with continued focus on innovative products, consistent quality and service.
Harris Tea Foodservice will focus on beverage solutions through its private label and specialty brands portfolio. Its goal in a rapidly changing post COVID-19 world is to provide restaurants and distributors the support and innovation required for success.
“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,” said Harris Tea Co. chief executive Ray Borooah.
Harris Tea Co., a division of Harris Freeman & Co., is the largest blender and packer of private label teas in North America.
In addition to Tetley and Good Earth, Harris Tea Foodservice will offer such brands as Southern Breeze, Ready Sweet, Newman’s Own Organics, Red Rose, Salada, Tea India, Chai Moments, Wonder Drink Kombucha and Secret Squirrel Coffee.