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Nestlé Waters North America Has Purchased Sweet Leaf Tea Company

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Stamford, Conn. (June 1, 2011) – Nestlé Waters North America Inc. has completed the acquisition of the Sweet Leaf Tea Company which includes the Sweet Leaf® and Tradewinds® beverage brands, effective June 1, 2011. Nestle Waters is excited to expand its beverage portfolio of bottled water to include high-quality iced teas, lemonades and juice drinks.

The Sweet Leaf and Tradewinds brands’ combined sales totaled more than $53 million in 2010.  The Austin-led staff will continue managing these tea brands for further growth.

Sweet Leaf Tea Company, founded in 1998, is known as much for its creativity and passion for community as it is for its high quality teas. Sweet Leaf Tea naturally sweetened products are USDA certified organic, made with pure cane sugar and premium tea leaves. Tradewinds, founded in 1993, delivers authentic, all-natural, brewed iced teas and tropical fruit juice drinks.