Dunkin’ Donuts’ new line of bottled, ready-to-drink (RTD) iced coffee beverages are hitting refrigerator cases at grocery, convenience stores, mass merchandisers, and participating Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the U.S.
Through an agreement announced last September, The Coca-Cola Company and its bottling partners are producing and distributing the bottled beverages in four flavors: Original, Mocha, Espresso and French Vanilla.
The bottled Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee beverages feature the quality and great taste that millions of Dunkin’ Donuts guests have come to expect from the brand’s signature iced coffee served at its restaurants worldwide. The new offerings will be made according to Dunkin’ Donuts’ specifications using high-quality Arabica coffee blends with real milk and sugar.
This launch marks Dunkin’ Donuts’ first entry into the RTD coffee category, which has enjoyed strong growth over the past five years and represents $2.3 billion in annual sales, according to Nielsen.
“We are proud to partner with The Coca-Cola Company, a world-class organization recognized for building powerful consumer brands, for the launch of bottled Dunkin’ Donuts Iced Coffee," said Dunkin’ Brands Chairman and CEO Nigel Travis.
Coca-Cola North America will soon launch two flavors of cold-brew coffees (Salted Caramel and Almond Toffee) and bottled tea lattes (Chai and Vanilla) under the Gold Peak brand.