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Keurig and Reily Foods enter partnership


March 31, 2015
By Canadian Vending

March 31, 2015, Waterbury, VT, and New Orleans, LA – Keurig Green Mountain and Reily Foods Company have joined forces to manufacture and distribute several of Reilly's coffee and tea brands in the U.S. and Canada.




March 31, 2015, Waterbury, VT, and New
Orleans, LA – Keurig Green Mountain and Reily Foods Company have joined forces
to manufacture and distribute several of Reilly's coffee and tea brands in the
U.S. and Canada.

The exclusive multi-year manufacturing and
distribution agreement is for New England brand coffee, New Orleans Famous
French Market Since 1890  brand coffee,
and Luzianne brand iced tea pods for Keurig hot brewing systems. Financial
terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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“Consumers consistently choose the Keurig
brewing system for its quality, simplicity, and unsurpassed variety, with over
400 varieties from 60 brands available in the system,” said John Whoriskey,
president, U.S. sales and marketing at Keurig, in a news release. “We welcome
Reily Foods as a partner and look forward to offering Keurig consumers their
favorite New England coffee, French Market coffee, and Luzianne iced teas made
with the quality and consistency of Keurig.”

The companies plan to launch the new,
licensed K-Cup pods in fall 2015. All Reily Foods K-Cup pods will be marked
with the Keurig Brewed seal indicating the product has passed rigorous testing,
assuring the quality, taste, and integrity consumers expect from the Keurig brand.

“We look forward to having our brands of
coffee and tea more broadly available to users of Keurig’s brewing systems. The
quality of our products matched with the convenience that the Keurig system
delivers brings real benefits to our consumers,” said David Darragh, president
and chief executive officer of Reily Foods Company.

Based in New Orleans, Reily Foods Company
has been offering consumers high-quality products and service since 1902. Reily
Foods offers an assortment of quality coffees and teas: New England brand
coffee was founded in 1916 and offers Arabica blends, flavoured coffees and
dark roasts. French Market brand coffee, first produced in 1890, is slow
roasted in small batches and specially ground to release a bold coffee flavour.
Luzianne brand tea is specially blended for clear, crisp and refreshing iced
tea.