Honest Tea, Inc. seeks to create and promote great-tasting, organic beverages and extend economic opportunities to communities in need. Founded in 1998 in Bethesda, MD, Honest Tea is the nation's top-selling organic bottled tea company, specializing in beverages that are JUST A TAD SWEET®. Honest Tea’s product lines include: HONEST®ready-to-drink bottled teas, HONESTKIDS® organic juice drinks, HONEST® freshly brewed iced tea, HONEST SUMMER REFRESHERS™, and HONEST FIZZ® zero calorie sodas. All drinks are USDA Organic, and all tea leaf varieties and cane sugar are Fair Trade Certified®. Honest Tea is a multi-year winner of awards from the Alliance for Workplace Excellence and a Montgomery County, MD Certified Green Business. In 2011, The Coca-Cola Company fully acquired Honest Tea, and there are passionate teams in both Bethesda, MD and Atlanta, GA--as well as across the country & around the world--working together to grow the brand. For more information, visit https://www.honesttea.com/, Facebook.com/HonestTea, and twitter.com/HonestTea.
During a conference call with investors today, The Coca-Cola Company reported net revenues of $9.08 billion for Q3, surpassing analysts’ projections of $8.72 billion. The company also noted that organic growth was up by 4 percent.
Honest Tea, Inc., the maker of organic bottled teas and organic kids’ juice drinks, is encouraging Americans to take their first step to living a little more honestly by sharing their #RefreshinglyHonest moments on social media or at pop-up locations across the country.
Gary Hirshberg, the co-founder and chairman of dairy company Stonyfield Farm and a highly influential figure in the organic food movement, shares war stories ranging from the company’s pastoral beginnings, to its decade-long struggle for financing, and on to its eventual sale, mining them for wisdom that will resonate with any food and beverage professional.
Longtime bottling and sales executive Chuck Muth announced his retirement from Coke in 2016, but apparently he couldn’t retire from Seth Goldman, his former boss at Honest Tea. The two are reuniting, this time around Beyond Meat, the plant-based protein brand where Goldman serves as executive chairman.
In place of a circular ying-yang image representing the drink’s three roles of “Rehydrate, Refresh, Replenish,” the label now features a cleaner look with more white space and a clearer emphasis on the call-outs of “sport” and “electrolytes and fuel.”
COCO5 today announced new distribution of its all-natural flavored coconut water beverages in 415 Target stores across the U.S. Meanwhile, premium soda and kombucha maker Reed’s, Inc. announced that its Reed’s Ginger Brew products are now available in 1,335 Target stores throughout the country.
The plan is for Goldman to remain at Honest in an at-large capacity, scouting for new interesting brands for its parent unit, Coke’s Venturing and Emerging Brands group, where he has already helped at least serve as a source of information about Coke for other entrepreneurs who have been purchased by the company.
A few months after Honest Tea partnered with Wendy’s to launch a new organic green tea beverage exclusively in the fast food chain, the company’s Honest Kids brand is now being rolled out nationwide at Wendy’s as part of a revamped kid’s meal and is currently available in select Chick-Fil-A stores.
Despite different opinions on politics and social issues, one trait unifies Americans:honesty. For the fifth year in a row, the honesty rate in America has exceeded 90% according to the results of the 2015 National Honesty Index, a coast-to-coast social experiment conducted by Honest Tea.
A new national presence at Wendy’s, one of the country’s largest fast food chains, hits on two areas of focus for the organic tea brand: rapid growth of its foodservice business and the continuation of a company goal to “democratize organics” by making such products available to as many Americans as possible.