McLane Company Helps Keep Retailer Sales Percolating with New Coffee and Tea Products

The new foodservice-at-retail program, JAVAPERKS, delivers a branded, low-cost solution.

TEMPLE, TX — McLane Company, Inc., a leading supply chain services company, recently launched JAVAPERKS, a new foodservice-at-retail program that offers customers a premium coffee and tea solution.

“We are pleased to deliver innovative solutions, service, and access to resources that help our customers achieve sustained, profitable growth,” said Keith Ross, senior vice president, Corporate Merchandising, McLane Company. “Through JAVAPERKS, retailers can offer their customers uniquely branded, high-quality, and great-tasting coffees and teas for their stores.”

According to convenience store industry data provided by S&D Coffee and Tea, hot dispensed beverages represent 14 percent of all foodservice sales.  Of that 14 percent – drip coffee represents 78 percent, while cappuccinos, hot chocolate, hot tea, and specialty beverages account for nearly one percent. Through JAVAPERKS, retailers may access products to rival any coffeehouse, such as coffee, cappuccinos, iced coffee, and tea.  Retailers may also customize graphics for their coffee bar, countertop units and walls to highlight the JAVAPERKS brand within the store and to provide a branded coffee bar service to retail patrons, with minimal expense.

To learn more about JAVAPERKS, visit

About McLane

and foodservice supply chain solutions for convenience stores, mass merchants, drug stores and chain restaurants throughout the United States. McLane, through McLane Grocery and McLane Foodservice, operates over 80 distribution centers across the U.S. and one of the nation’s largest private fleets. The company buys, sells and delivers more than 50,000 different consumer products to nearly 110,000 locations across the U.S. In addition, McLane provides alcoholic beverage distribution through its wholly owned subsidiary, Empire Distributors, Inc. McLane is a wholly owned unit of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK).

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McLane Company, Inc.
James Barnes
Director, Communications and Public Relations
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