Oct 9 (Reuters) - Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc
has struck a deal with Dr Pepper Snapple Group Inc
to offer Snapple premium iced teas in K-Cup and Vuepacks for Keurig single-cup brewers, starting next year.
The move comes as the leader of the single-serve coffeemarket gets ready for a wave of new single-serve coffee brewerscoming to market in the United States.
The Snapple K-Cup pack iced teas will be available in theUnited States and Canada in spring 2013, with Vue packs tofollow, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.
The new beverages will join a current line speciallycrafted to brew iced beverages with any Keurig brewer.
Single-serve coffee pods are expected to reach $959.1million in retail sales this year, up 32 percent, according toEuromonitor International. That would account for about 10percent of the overall coffee market, which is expected to growby only 6 percent this year.
Excluding the coffee sold to offices, Green Mountain's shareof the retail market was 54 percent last year, down from about60 percent in 2010 and 63 percent in 2009, Euromonitor said.
(Reporting By Dhanya Skariachan and Martinne Geller; Editing byGerald E. McCormick)
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