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DAVIDsTEA at a Glance Founded: 2008 Cofounders: David and Herschel Segal Headquarters: Mount Royal, Quebec, Canada

minimized the amount of piping installed over the tank and helped design access and protection measures that eliminated risk to the sea life below while keeping workers safe on the scaffolding above.” The company also has its sights set on energy efficiency. Morrison says he’s particularly proud of the LED retrofit program that’s been put into place. In addition to having all new stores since 2014 be designed and constructed using only LED light fixtures, the program in 2015 turned its attention to converting the

lighting in all existing stores built before 2014 to LED. “We’ve reduced our operating costs, our maintenance costs, and our carbon footprint,” he says. “We rarely—if ever—have light bulbs out.” Morrison says the most rewarding part of his job is watching the company grow and succeed. “We truly are a family with a common goal of bringing joy to our customers’ lives, one cup of tea at a time,” he says.

Number of Locations: 215 Additional Stores Opening in 2016: 18 Number of Employees: 2,640 (United States and Canada) Types of Tea Sold: More than 150

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