Coca-Cola Co. now owns approximately 10 percent of GMCR
February 27, 2014
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR), Waterbury, Vt., announced the closing of the previously announced private placement of GMCR common stock to The Coca-Cola Co. for total gross proceeds of approximately $1.25 billion.
Krispy Kreme Smooth and Decaf coffees will be available in K-Cups by end of 2014, companies say
February 10, 2014
Waterbury, Vt.-based Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) and Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Krispy Kreme have reached a multi-year agreement to bring Krispy Kreme signature coffee to K-Cup packs for the Keurig brewing system. The companies plan to launch Krispy Kreme coffees in Smooth and Decaf varieties in K-Cup packs online at keurig.com, krispykreme.com as well as at participating Krispy Kreme shops, grocery, retail and away-from-home channels throughout the United States by the end of the year.
Soft drinks company to purchase 10 percent minority stake in coffee company
February 6, 2014
The Coca-Cola Co., Atlanta, and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR), Waterbury, Vt., have signed a 10-year agreement to collaborate on the development and introduction of The Coca-Cola Co.’s global brand portfolio for use in GMCR’s forthcoming Keurig Cold at-home beverage system. Under the global strategic agreement, GMCR and The Coca-Cola Co. will cooperate to bring the Keurig Cold beverage system to consumers around the world. In an effort to align long-term interests, the companies also entered into a Common Stock Purchase Agreement whereby The Coca-Cola Co. will purchase a minority equity position in GMCR.
Coffee brand unveils discounts, specially designed T-shirt
November 25, 2013
Just in time for Black Friday, Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Donuts is offering special coffee offers and coffee-themed gifts, both in-store and online. The Dunkin' Donuts' holiday coffee celebration includes discounts on packaged coffee and Dunkin' Donuts K-Cup packs, a T-shirt created through the brand's global design challenge, and Dunkin' Donuts Cards with festive holiday designs.
There aren’t many months that I enjoy more than October. There’s a chill in the air that allows me to bring out my favorite sweaters and sweatshirts from the closet, but it’s not too cold to prevent me from enjoying all the seasonal activities. But October is more than fun fall festivities.
Company partners with music artist Kelly Clarkson for special promotion, concert
September 16, 2013
This October, Waterbury, Vt.-based Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR) will celebrate Fair Trade Month with its “Great Coffee, Good Vibes, Choose Fair Trade” integrated awareness campaign. In partnership with music artist Kelly Clarkson, the campaign aims to educate and encourage consumers to purchase Fair Trade Certified products.
The premium market for coffee continues to gain ground, according to an August 2012 report from Santa Monica, Calif.-based IBISWorld. “Consumers educated themselves more about coffee beans and traded up in quality over the five years to 2012,” the report stated.
Donut House collection adds Sweet & Creamy Regular Iced Coffee
May 28, 2013
In time for summer, Waterbury, Vt.-based Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR) added Donut House Sweet & Creamy Regular Iced Coffee K-Cup packs for the Keurig single-cup brewing system. Available in grocery stores nationwide, each Sweet & Creamy K-Cup pack is specially formulated to provide a balanced, creamy iced coffee, the company says.
Beverage Industry’s November issue highlights the 100-year advocacy of the American Beverage Association and what’s next for CEO Katherine Lugar and a new plastics initiative, Every Bottle Back. This issue includes a special report on craft beer, an Up Close With feature on PRESS hard cider and what is sparking innovation in natural colors. Read more about how protein is powering up beverages and how warehouses are using WMS and WCS systems to streamline operations. As usual, the latest trends in new products, packaging and ingredients are highlighted.
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