Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Toon Tea Takes Brew To USA

Family firm Ringtons has confirmed two distribution deals which will see its famous tea sold across the US. The 107-year-old Newcastle business, whose customers include luxury grocer Fortnum & Mason, has seen significant market growth over the last year, thanks to its traditional doorstep delivery service, business-to-business and private label divisions all strengthening within this timeframe. Established in 1907 today the company is headed up by the fourth generation of the Smith family and employs more than 500 staff across more than 20 sites throughout the UK, including its North Tyneside factory where all of its tea and coffee is blended, roasted and packed. Ringtones has modified its packaging to conform to US guidelines and launched a website to direct American audiences to their online stores.