Peet’s Coffee & Tea Unveils Plans to Open Six Stores in Columbus, OH Area

  Peet’s Coffee & Tea Unveils Plans to Open Six Stores in Columbus, OH Area

   Company embarks on next phase of biggest retail expansion in its 47-year
                                   history

Business Wire

EMERYVILLE, Calif. -- August 28, 2013

Peet’s Coffee & Tea, a premier specialty coffee and tea company, today
announced the opening of six store locations throughout the Columbus, OH area.
This announcement ushers in the next phase of the company’s biggest retail
expansion in its 47-year history which began with a plan to open 10 stores in
the Cleveland area. Through September, stores will open in Columbus, Heath,
Gahanna and Upper Arlington. This ongoing 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.

“On the heels of our successful expansion into the Cleveland market earlier
this month which brought Peet’s coffee to thousands of customers, we are
excited to offer our premium, quality coffee to current Peet’s fans and new
customers in the Columbus, OH area,” said David Burwick, president and CEO of
Peet’s Coffee & Tea. “Columbus deeply values its community and we are thrilled
to be entering the area while working with and supporting local businesses.”

Peet’s recognizes the responsibility of giving back to its customers and the
community in which it thrives. As a commitment to developing enriching
communities Peet’s plans to donate one dollar to Franklin Park Conservatory &
Botanical Gardens for every customer who visits its Columbus-area stores on
the grand opening day, up to five thousand dollars. Franklin Park Conservatory
is a non-profit horticultural and educational institution showcasing exotic
plant collections, special exhibitions, andartwork. The facility’s extensive
plant collections and exhibits provide hands-on learning opportunities about
nature, sustainability and the arts.

The expansion will continue later this fall when Peet’s opens two stores in
Dayton, followed by several more stores in Pennsylvania and Michigan.
Beginning next year, Peet’s will roll out new stores throughout the Midwest
and East Coast.

Since Peet’s opened its first store in Berkeley, CA in 1966, the company has
been steadfastly dedicated to crafting the highest quality coffee, as set
forth by founder, Alfred Peet. Peet’s coffee buyers travel the world to select
the finest coffee beans. Each batch of coffee is then hand-roasted before
being immediately packaged and shipped as quickly as possible to uphold a
strict standard of freshness.

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, 914-826-5215
dmandragona@accessspr.com
 
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