Ocean and domestic logistics prepare for the worst
News reports and feedback from logistics partners indicates that an international and domestic "shipageddon" is on its way to the US in the 4th quarter,
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The coffee industry has already been hit hard by cargo shipping delays, as Brazil's record-setting crop has been held up at port. Brazil is the world's largest producing-exporter of coffee.
Firsd Tea is responding to the potential disruptions in supply. Containers on both the East and West coasts have recently arrived in warehouse, with further supply already ordered.
As in the past, we do encourage our customers to provide the most timely and reasonable order projections to better assure a steady flow of tea supply.
New areas of tea production are increasing their yields while more familiar tea provinces experience flatter growth or declines
The US tea market has plenty of room for further growth, but won't be more of the same