Category Archives: Green Mountain Coffee Roasters

Green Mountain merger target?

 

Is Green Mountain Coffee Roasters a merger target? If so, what does that mean for the company’s relatively new roasting and distribution plant in Knox County?

Green Mountain Coffee

Green Mountain Coffee

The maker of the Keurig single cup brewer system has seen its share price plunge from nearly $116 a few months ago to less than $18 today. As its stock has spiraled lower, talk of a takeover has increased.

Green Mountain expanded to Knoxville in 2008, investing millions in a distribution and production plant in Forks of the River Industrial Park, where it employs several hundred workers.

 

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More Green Mountain Coffee troubles

The day after a board shake-up, the headlines aren’t any better for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters or its former chairman, Robert Stiller.

Wall Street Journal: Green Mountain’s Credibility Questioned After Board Shuffle

Wall Street Cheat Sheet: Did This Margin Call Cost Green Mountain’s Chairman His Job?

MarketWatch: Green Mtn.’s Stiller dumps Krispy Kreme stake

Barron’s: GMCR Chairman, Lead Director Replaced After Margin Calls

Trouble brewing at Green Mountain Coffee?

Shares of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters are up today, but the company has brewed mostly
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The headlines have to give local economic development officials heartburn. GMCR, which has a large roasting and distribution operation in East Knox County, represents one of the region’s largest manufacturing investments in recent years.

The stock price has lost about half its value in the last week. And some observers question the company’s spending.

The latest headlines:

Wall Street Journal: Green Mountain chairman hit by margin call

Seeking Alpha: Green Mountain’s Capital Expenditures Raise Questions

Reuters: With Green Mountain, one analyst had it right

Green Mountain, Starbucks expand partnership

 

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc., which has a significant manufacturing presence and 500 employees in Knox County, has dodged a Starbucks bullet.

Green Mountain Coffee

Green Mountain Coffee

Shares of Green Mountain are up more than 7 percent in morning trading on news of an expanded partnership with Starbucks Coffee Co.

Green Mountain had seen its share price drop sharply in recent weeks after Starbucks launched its Verismo single-serve coffee system in competition with Green Mountain’s Keurig Vue single-cup machines.

 

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Green Mountain, Starbucks together — finally

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, which has a large roasting and distribution plant in Knox County, has struck a much anticipated deal with Starbucks, the big dog in the retail coffee business.

Investors like the news. GMCR shares are soaring, up close to 30 percent by late morning. Trading volume was heavy.

The deal calls for the companies to make single-serve Starbucks coffee and Tazo tea available for Green Mountain’s Keurig single-cup brewing system.

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Green Mountain among fastest-growing companies

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, which has made a sizable investment in its Knoxville
coffee1.ASB%2310644.jpgoperation, is No. 2 on Fortune’s annual list of the fastest-growing companies.

 That’s up from No. 11 a year ago.

 The maker of Keurig single-serving brewing systems has seen 55 percent revenue growth and 96 percent earnings per share growth.

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