Lipton® Brews Up New Social App To Celebrate Launch Of Lipton® K-Cup® Packs For Keurig® K-Cup® Single Cup Brewers

New K-Scope App Gives Consumers a Fresh Spin on Their Favorite Memories Through Creation of Custom Kaleidoscope Music Videos on Facebook

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lipton® Tea, America's favorite tea brand, has announced the introduction of its new hot and iced tea varieties now available in K-Cup® packs for Keurig® K-Cup® single cup brewing systems. To celebrate the launch, the brand is releasing the Lipton K-Scope app -- an interactive application available on Lipton's Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/LiptonUS).

Just as Lipton K-Cups offer tea lovers a new way to enjoy delicious Lipton tea blends, Lipton's K-Scope app offers consumers the opportunity to put a fresh spin on their favorite memories by creating and sharing custom kaleidoscope music videos using their very own Facebook photos.

"We thought it would be fun for our consumers to put a fresh spin on their favorite memories by allowing them the ability to share, with friends and family, all the ways they celebrate meaningful blends in their lives!" said Melissa Weingarten, Lipton Brand Building Director in the U.S.  

Consumers are encouraged to visit the Lipton Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/LiptonUS) to create their own K-Scope by clicking on the "Lipton® K-Cup® Packs" tab. A prompt will appear with an authorization to pull photos from the user's personal Facebook library. Consumers are then able to develop and view videos using the Lipton K-Scope app via Facebook on their home computers and select mobile devices.

The application will allow consumers to select one of three K-Scope templates depending on the "fresh spin" they want to bring to life. Each template is inspired by the delicious combinations of each new Lipton K-Cup® pack – Refresh, Indulge and Soothe:

  • Lipton REFRESH: This crisp and refreshing iced sweet tea is made of fresh-pressed tea leaves and sweetened with cane sugar.  This new variety joins GMCR's current Brew Over Ice collection for Keurig K-Cup® brewers, an innovative line of beverages that are specifically crafted to brew directly over ice – great for an easy and refreshing mid-day uplift.
  • Lipton INDULGE: Tea drinkers can savor the taste of rich black tea from fresh-pressed tea leaves, blended with delicious natural flavors for an indulgent aroma and taste.
  • Lipton SOOTHE: This smooth green tea is made from tender green tea leaves, herbs, and blended with natural flavors.  The delicate taste of green tea is an invitation to relax.

Lipton K-Cup® packs are available in 10-count, 16-count, 22-count and 24-count boxes, and can be found at grocery, mass, and drug retailers nationwide and purchased online. Pricing is at the discretion of each retailer.

To discover all the ways of experiencing new Lipton K-Cup® packs, visit Lipton's Facebook page (www.Facebook.com/Lipton). To learn more, please visit www.LiptonKCupPacks.com.

About Lipton®
With more than 100 years of experience, Lipton is one of the world's great refreshment brands, with tea-based drinks including leaf tea, infusions, and ready-to-drink iced tea. Lipton K-Cup packs are available in 10/12ct, 16/18ct, and 22/24ct K-Cup boxes at grocery and retail stores nationwide. For more information on Lipton, please visit Facebook.com/Lipton or LiptonT.com.

About Unilever United States, Inc.
Unilever is one of the world's leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries. Our products are present in 7 out of 10 homes globally and are used by over 2 billion people on a daily basis. In the United States the portfolio includes brand icons such as: Axe, Ben & Jerry's, Bertolli, Breyers, Caress, Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy, Consort For Men, Country Crock, Degree, Dove personal care products, Fruttare, Good Humor, Hellmann's, I Can't Believe It's Not Butter!, Just for Me!, Klondike, Knorr, Lever 2000, Lipton, Magnum, Motions, Nexxus, Noxzema, Pond's, Popsicle, Promise, Q-tips, Ragú, Simple, Slim-Fast, Soft & Beautiful, St. Ives, Suave, tcb, TIGI, TRESemmé, Vaseline, and Wish-Bone.  All of the preceding brand names are trademarks or registered trademarks of the Unilever Group of Companies.

Our ambition is to double the size of our business, whilst reducing our overall environmental footprint (including sourcing, consumer use and disposal) and increasing our positive social impact. We are committed to helping more than a billion people take action to improve their health and well-being, sourcing all our agricultural raw materials sustainably by 2020, and decoupling our growth from our environmental impact. Supporting our three big goals are more than 50 time-based targets. See more on the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan at http://www.unileverusa.com/sustainable-living/.

Unilever employs more than 10,000 people in the United States – generating over $9 billion in sales in 2012. For more information, visit www.unileverusa.com

Media Contact:
Raquel Erwin
Zeno Group, for Lipton
raquel.erwin@zenogroup.com
212.299.8951

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