Nestlé & Starbucks to bring RTD coffee beverages to SEA, Oceania, Latin America

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The two companies plan to offer popular Starbucks Ready-to-Drink coffee beverages to reach consumers across the regions

Nestlé and Starbucks Corporation have recently announced a new collaboration to bring Starbucks Ready-to-Drink (RTD) coffee beverages to select markets across Southeast Asia (SEA), Oceania and Latin America.

The companies will work to quickly bring these coffee beverages to consumers as of 2022.

“Our partnership with Starbucks has confirmed Nestlé’s leading position in the global coffee business,” said David Rennie, Head of Nestlé Coffee Brands. The 2020 sales of Starbucks products reached CHF 2.7 billion, a double-digit organic growth compared to 2019. “With our expansion plans into RTD coffee, Nestlé will continue to build on its global leadership in coffee and will benefit from new growth opportunities in a segment that is developing rapidly and attracting new and younger consumers.”

Nestlé and Starbucks will initially focus on the most popular RTD products, such as Starbucks Frappuccino and Starbucks Doubleshot, and will continue to develop a strong innovation pipeline. The products will be rolled out across a variety of channels, including online platforms. Starbucks RTD coffee products are made with 100% of the finest arabica beans sourced from the world’s premier coffee regions.

The new collaboration builds on a successful three-year partnership through the global coffee alliance, which expanded the reach of Starbucks branded coffee and tea products across 79 markets outside Starbucks retail stores.



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