Harris Tea Fully Acquires Tetley Harris

Company was partial owner last 18 years
Harris Tea Foodservice
Photograph courtesy of Harris Tea Foodservice

MOORESTOWN, N.J. Harris Tea Co. has acquired Tetley Harris Food Group from Tata Consumer Products Co.

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

By acquiring 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 is Harris Tea Foodservice.

“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 Ray Borooah, Moorestown, N.J.-based Harris Tea’s CEO.

As a tea and allied beverage provider that offers a full range of teas and other beverages, Harris Tea brings more than 40 years of experience in both private label and branded beverage offerings.

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.

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

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