Refrigerated tea sales are heating up.
The convenience of ready-to-drink iced tea in gallons and half gallons has been key to pushing the category forward, SN's sources said. Green tea and other flavors perceived to be healthy have given the category a boost as well. In the South, where sugary tea is a tradition, gallons of chilled sweet tea are generating big sales.
Dairy departments are scrambling to accommodate the products. Some retailers are adding bunkers in the ais