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Danish dairy giant Arla Foods has launched ready-to-drink (RTD) coffees in the UK as part of its venture with Starbucks.

The two ready-to-drink coffee ranges will hit the shelves in April across retail outlets and in Starbucks coffeehouse throughout the UK from May.

The Starbucks Discoveries chilled coffee range will be available in three varieties; Seattle Latte, Aztlàn Mocha Latte (chocolate flavour) and Qandi Latte (caramel flavour).

Starbucks Doubleshot Espresso & Milk drink will comprise of two shots of espresso and is served chilled with milk.

“We believe there is a real opportunity to transform the ready-to-drink coffee market with this range,” said Arla’s commercial director, Simon Stevens.

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“Until now there hasn’t been a big brand to drive the category forward but we are confident that with a global brand as established and trusted as Starbucks we can achieve this.”

The companies announced the venture back in January, which will see Arla manufacture, distribute and market the Starbucks-branded premium RTD coffee beverages in Europe.