Arizona Beverage Company

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Arizona Beverage Company, Ltd.
Private
Industry Beverage
Founded 1971 (as Ferolito, Vultaggio & Sons)
1992 (as AriZona)
Founder Don Vultaggio
Headquarters Woodbury, New York, United States
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Domenick J. "Don" Vultaggio (Chairman & President )
Rob Marciano (Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing)
David Menashi(CEO)
Products Teas and juice drinks
Revenue $300 million (1997 est.)[1]
Number of employees
1000+[1]
Parent Hornell Brewing Co., Inc. (D/B/A Vultaggio & Sons)
Website www.drinkarizona.com
AriZona Beverage Company's corporate headquarters in Woodbury, New York

Arizona Beverages USA (stylized as AriZona) is an American producer of many flavors of iced tea, juice cocktails and energy drinks based in Woodbury, New York.[2] Arizona's first product was made available in 1992.

Arizona is known for its "Big Can" drinks holding 23oz fl. oz. of iced teas, juice drinks and other beverages that retail for around the price of $0.99 in the United States.

The "Arnold Palmer blend" of iced tea and lemonade has been commercially available since the 1990s, though Arizona has recently become its primary distributor.

Arizona also distributes packed trays of tortilla chip products, consisting of "Nachos 'n' Cheese" and "Salsa 'n' Chips".[3]

History[edit]

The company roots trace back to 1971 when friends John Ferolito and Don Vultaggio opened a beverage distribution business in Brooklyn, New York. The company was a successful beer distributor. In 1990, they saw the success of Snapple (also a Brooklyn-based company founded in the 1970s) bottled juices and teas, and attempted make their own product. In 1992 they produced the first bottles of their own AriZona teas.[4] According to the official company website, the company's name has no relation to the state of Arizona, but rather influence of Don's spouse.

Products[edit]

Hot Tea[edit]

  • Tea Bags
    • Green Tea with Ginseng & Honey
    • Mandarin Orange Green Tea
    • Pomegranate & Acai Green Tea
    • CCK Green Tea

Tea Mix[edit]

  • Powder
    • Diet Green Tea with Ginseng
    • Lemon Tea
    • Half Tea Half Lemonade
    • Peach Tea
    • Pomegranate Green Tea
  • Liquid
    • Green Tea with Ginseng & Honey
    • Lemon Tea
    • Blueberry Green Tea
    • Watermelon cocktail
  • Powder Stix
    • Diet Green Tea with Ginseng
    • Lemon Tea
    • Peach Tea
    • Pomegranate Green Tea

Tea and Juice[edit]

  • Arnold Palmer Half & Half
    • Lite Iced Tea & Lemonade
    • Zero Iced Tea & Lemonade
    • Iced Tea & Lemonlimeade
    • Black & White Tea
    • Green Tea & Lemonade
    • Iced Tea & Strawberry Lemonade
    • Sweet Tea and Pink lemonade
    • Fruit Juice & Lemonade
  • 50% Juice & Decaf
    • Red Apple Green Tea
  • Iced Teas
    • Southern Style Sweet Tea
    • Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey
    • Diet Green Tea with Ginseng
    • Black Tea with Ginseng and Honey
    • Mandarin Orange Green Tea with Ginseng and Honey Jasmine
    • Asia Plum Green Tea with Ginseng and Plum Juice
    • Iced Tea with Raspberry Flavor
    • Iced Tea with Lemon Flavor
    • Iced Tea with Peach Flavor
    • Iced Tea with Watermelon Flavor
    • Iced Tea with Cranberry Juice
    • Blueberry White Tea
    • Honey Lemon
    • Herbal Tea with Lemon

Juice[edit]

  • Ade
    • Lemonade
    • Orangeade
    • Grapeade
  • Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Lemonade
    • Strawberry
    • Lemonade/Pink Lemonade
    • Mint
    • Mango
    • Honey
    • 10 Calorie Honey
  • Fruit Juice
    • Fruit Punch
    • Kiwi Strawberry
    • Mucho Mango
    • Watermelon
    • Sweet Apple
  • Smoothie
    • Orchard Peach
    • Piña Colada Virgin Cocktail
    • Strawberry Banana Colada Cocktail
    • Sweet Strawberry
    • KaiseeTwist

Energy Drink[edit]

  • AZ Energy
    • Regular
    • Low Carb
  • Green Tea Energy
    • Green Tea
    • Diet Green Tea
    • Pomegranate Green Tea
  • Caution Energy
    • Extreme Performance
    • Low Carb Performance
  • All City NRG
    • Pomegranate Green Tea
  • RxEnergy
    • Regular "Herbal Tonic"
  • RxStress
    • Caffeine Free Black & Green Tea with B Vitamins & Ginseng

Sports Drink[edit]

  • Hypotonic
    • Lemon-Lime Hypotonic

Water[edit]

  • Vapor
    • Vapor Water
  • Rescue Water
    • Hydrate - Blueberry-Coconut
    • Energy - Lemon-Lime
    • Relax - Berry
    • Detox - Orange
    • Immunity - Pomegranate
  • Organic Water
    • Organic Green Tea
    • Organic Mandarin Orange Green Tea
    • Organic Pomegranate Green Tea
    • Organic Yumberry Green Tea

Soda[edit]

  • Cowboy Pop
    • Chocolate Cola
    • Diet Chocolate Fudge Float
    • Root Beer Float
  • Soda Shaq
    • Original Vanilla Cream
    • Orange Cream
    • Blueberry Cream
    • Strawberry Cream
  • Shaq-Fu Punch
    • Shaq-Fu Grape
    • Shaq-Fu Strawberry
    • Shaq-Fu Pineapple
    • shaq-Fu food cock

United Kingdom[edit]

In The United Kingdom, five different flavours of green teas in 500ml bottles are sold. The beverages are distributed by American Drinks Ltd.

Canada[edit]

Arizona sells their 695 ml (23 fl.oz.) canned products in Canada for $.99 or 1.30 CAD. The same products in 473 ml (16 oz) bottles are sold at a premium, roughly 2–3 times the canned price. Arizona Iced tea cans were briefly recalled in Canada in 2007 due to a can defect, before being re-introduced at the $.99 CAD price. They sell a variety of iced tea and juice drinks. As of approximately December 20th, 2014 the 695 ml (23 fl.oz.) canned Arizona beverages will be unavailable until late January / Early February 2015 because the company sought to find a Canadian distributor, no longer using Coke for distribution.

Colombia[edit]

Arizona sells their 695 ml (23 fl.oz.) canned products in Colombia for 5.500 (COP), the Arizona Products could find in Exito Supermarkets in national level or in Oxxo Markets around the country such like citys like Bogotá, Medellin, Bucaramanga, Cali, Monteria or Barranquilla.

Norway[edit]

In Norway, different flavours of Arizona Iced Tea and Green Tea are sold. They are available in 500ml cans, and 473ml bottles. The beverages can be found in Meny supermarkets.

Sweden[edit]

In Sweden, seven different flavours of Arizona Iced Tea and Green Tea are sold. They are available in 500ml cans, and 473ml bottles. The beverages are distributed by Grays American Stores AB.

Turkey[edit]

In Turkey, seven different flavours of Arizona Iced Tea in 500ml Pet bottles, 473ml Glass Bottles and 355ml Slim Cans are available. The beverages are distributed by Dmc Group Turkey.

Immigration law[edit]

After the passage of Arizona SB1070, a controversial anti-illegal immigration measure, many businesses associated with the state of Arizona faced protests and boycotts. A tongue-in-cheek post to Twitter calling Arizona Iced Tea "the drink of Fascists" fueled reports of a boycott of Arizona-brand beverages.[5][6][7] In reaction to this, the company posted to its Twitter account that "Arizona is and always has been a NY based company!"[8]

Criticism[edit]

The magazine Men's Health put two of Arizona's products, "Arizona Kiwi Strawberry" and "Arizona Rx Energy", on a list of the 20 unhealthiest drinks of America, citing their high sugar and calorie contents.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Vultaggio & Sons History", FundingUniverse.com, a Lendio company
  2. ^ "AriZona Beverages - AriZona Beverages - America’s No. 1 Selling Iced Tea Brand". AriZona Beverages - America’s No. 1 Selling Iced Tea Brand. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  3. ^ "AriZona Beverages - AriZona Beverages - America’s No. 1 Selling Iced Tea Brand". AriZona Beverages - America’s No. 1 Selling Iced Tea Brand. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  4. ^ "AriZona History", AriZona website
  5. ^ National Post Staff (29 April 2010). "Confused protestors boycott NY-based AriZona Iced Tea". National Post. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  6. ^ "Boycott Arizona Iced Tea? Wait a Second...". cbsnews.com. 28 April 2010. Retrieved 14 August 2015. 
  7. ^ Misinformed Activists Boycott Brooklyn’s AriZona Beverages
  8. ^ Christie, Bob (Apr 30, 2010). "Arizona Faces Boycott Calls After Immigration Law". Huffington Post. 
  9. ^ "The 20 Unhealthiest Drinks in America - Exposed!", Men's Health magazine

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