James Finlay International Inc. bought Autocrat LLC, Lincoln, R.I., in April. The terms were not revealed. James Finlay International is a wholly owned subsidiary of James Finlay Ltd., London. Finlays operates in all parts of the tea supply chain and describes itself as bringing “‘bush- to- cup’ tea knowledge in leaf tea procurement, product development and innovation.” It says it is the leading private label packer of roast and ground coffee in the UK.
Autocrat supplies coffee extracts and offers customer-focused market solutions using the natural ingredients. It is a supplier of coffee extracts used to flavor dairy foods and beverages as well as nondairy beverages.