Clipper Teas, owned by Wessanen UK, has announced a major new contract with Virgin Trains.
Supplied through Foodbuy and delivered by Brakes, around one million Clipper teas will be served on board each year. English Breakfast, Earl Grey, Green and Peppermint teas will all be available and have been selected from the brand's ethical and organic range.
The Virgins Trains service covers long-distance passenger journeys including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and Edinburgh and in addition to the trains contract Clipper is also served on Virgin airlines and in all the UK Virgin Active gyms.
Adele Ward, Clipper Teas brand controller at Wessanen UK, commented: "We're proud to be a different kind of tea company. What makes us different is our commitment not just to great taste, but also to developing pure, natural products with a clear conscience. These qualities are standing out during the tender process and helping us to create new partnerships in the foodservice sector.
"We are thrilled to be supplying Virgin Trains, which gives us a greater opportunity to further strengthen our relationship with Foodbuy. We're seeing continued growth in the foodservice side of our business. The brand achieved double-digit growth this year-to-date compared to one year ago in this channel."