Coke and Dunkin Donuts Are Teaming Up for Cold Coffee Drinks
Dunkin’ Brands Group said its donut chain will partner with Coca-Cola to launch a line of cold coffee beverages in the United States, its first foray into the ready-to-drink coffee market.
The Dunkin’ Donuts chain operator said the beverages, set to launch in early 2017, will be manufactured, distributed and sold by Coca-Cola.
The bottled iced coffees will be sold at grocery, convenience stores and Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Dunkin’ said it would equally share net profits from the sales of ready-to-drink coffee sold outside its restaurants with select U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees.
Under the deal, Coca-Cola will produce the coffees using Arabica coffee blends, the donut chain operator said on Thursday.
Dunkin’ has partnered with Coca-Cola since 2012 to serve Coke beverages at its coffee chains in the United States and certain other countries