Starbucks, Anheuser-Busch to Partner on Bottled Teavana Teas

Starbucks, Anheuser-Busch to Partner on Bottled Teavana Teas
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This story originally appeared on Reuters

Anheuser-Busch and announced a deal on Thursday to produce, bottle, distribute and market Teavana ready-to-drink teas in the United States, with products expected to be available in the first half of next year.

The world's biggest chain bought tea seller Teavana in 2012. The bottled teas falling under Starbucks' agreement with the maker of Budweiser will not contain

Anheuser-Busch will lead production, bottling and distribution to retailers nationwide in partnership with its established network of wholesalers, the companies said.

Starbucks and joint venture partner PepsiCo Inc. market, sell and distribute ready-to-drink coffee products in the United States. PepsiCo already has a ready-to-drink tea partner. It joined with in 1991 to form the -Lipton Tea partnership. 

(Reporting by Lisa Baertlein in Los Angeles; Editing by James Dalgleish and Peter Cooney)

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