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Peet's Coffee & Tea

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Top 500 Chains

Peet's Coffee & Tea

It’s testing a “slow bar” coffee counter using French press, pour-over and siphon brewing methods

Known for artisan, small-batch coffees, the chain played to trends by adding several iced beverages 

Sales among the coffee cafe chains among the Top 500 increased 9.7% in 2016 to $24.8 billion, and units grew 4.8% to 24,391.

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The deal will make it part of a portfolio that already includes Peets, Caribou, Einstein Brothers, Noah's and Keurig.