Irish food and ingredients company Kerry has bought two companies in the US branded beverage foodservice sector, Oregon Chai and Extreme Foods.

Oregon Chai, based in Oregon, supply Chai Tea Lattes and Chai Tea Latte mixes to foodservice beverage chains, grocery, club and natural food store channels throughout the US and Canada.

Extreme Foods in Las Vegas produce ice blended fruit smoothies and coffee frappes marketed under the JetTea and JetCafe brands.

Kerry boss Hugh Friel said: “With increasing demand for health-conscious, natural, lifestyle beverages, the addition of market leading brands is a further significant step in building Kerry’s portfolio in the dynamic US foodservice and all natural beverage sectors.”