Peet’s Launches Biggest Retail Expansion in Company’s 47-Year History Expansion Commences with 10 Stores in Cleveland, OH and Plans to Open More Than 90 Stores Across the U.S. Business Wire EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- August 1, 2013 Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a premier specialty coffee and tea company, today announced its biggest retail expansion in the company’s 47-year history with the grand opening of its Solon, OH store. Over the next 18 months, Peet’s will open more than 90 new stores in eight markets across the Midwest and East Coast. The retail expansion officially begins in Cleveland, OH with a total of 10 stores opening throughout the month, and eight stores in Columbus, OH opening later this month through early September. This expansion demonstrates Peet’s commitment to bringing the highest quality coffee to more fans across the U.S., while supporting local economies and helping communities thrive. “This is an exciting time in our 47-year history and underscores our commitment to bring our premium, quality coffee to current Peet’s fans and new customers in more neighborhoods across the U.S., starting with Cleveland,” said David Burwick, president and CEO of Peet’s Coffee & Tea. “Being a part of the community is vital to who we are at Peet’s, and we’re looking forward to working with other local businesses in Cleveland and supporting the overall community.” The expansion will continue later this fall with new Peet’s store openings in Pennsylvania and Michigan. Beginning next year and over the next 18 months, Peet’s will roll out new stores in the Midwest and East Coast. Since Peet’s opened its first store in Berkeley, CA in 1966, the company has been dedicated to crafting the highest quality coffee, as set forth by founder, Alfred Peet. Each batch of coffee is personally hand roasted, and roast masters select the world’s best coffee beans. Every process in place is set to maintain a strict standard of freshness. Peet’s also looks to build partnerships that support the local economy of Cleveland with stores in Cleveland, Solon, North Olmsted, Avon, Beachwood, Akron, Youngstown, Lakewood, Middleburg Heights and Hudson. And in working with nearby businesses, such as Mediterra Bakehouse, Peet’s also offers customers fresh, baked goods that complement its coffee and tea offerings while supporting the local economy. Being a socially conscious company, Peet’s recognizes the responsibility of giving back to the communities in which it thrives. Peet’s plans to donate one dollar to Planet Aid for every customer who visits its Cleveland-area stores on the grand opening day, up to five thousand dollars. Planet Aid is a non-profit organization that collects and recycles used clothes and shoes in an effort to protect the environment, reduce waste, and increase the efficient use of vital resources. Proceeds earned through the sale of their collection efforts support international development projects. Peet’s contribution to this non-profit provides every Clevelander with the ability to make a stronger impact on society simply by enjoying a quality cup of coffee, tea or pastry. About Peet’s Coffee & Tea Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Inc. is the premier specialty coffee and tea company in the United States. The company was founded in 1966 in Berkeley, Calif. by Alfred Peet. Peet was an early tea authority who later became widely recognized as the grandfather of specialty coffee in the U.S. Today, Peet’s Coffee & Tea offers superior quality coffees and teas in multiple forms, by sourcing the best quality coffee beans and tea leaves in the world, adhering to strict high-quality and taste standards, and controlling product quality through its unique direct store delivery selling and merchandising system. Peet’s is committed to strategically growing its business through many channels while maintaining the extraordinary quality of its coffees and teas. For more information about Peet's Coffee & Tea, Inc., visit www.peets.com. Connect with Peet’s on Facebook at www.facebook.com/peets, on Twitter at twitter.com/peets_tweets and on Instagram at instagram.com/peetscoffee Contact: Access Communications Danielle Mandragona, 917-522-3539 firstname.lastname@example.org
Peet’s Launches Biggest Retail Expansion in Company’s 47-Year History
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