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March 14, 2014
08:31 EDTGMCR, SBUXKeurig Green Mountain, Starbucks amend agreement
Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) and Starbucks Coffee Company (SBUX) announced amended terms to the companies’ existing five-year agreement.The companies have updated their agreement to continue to expand Starbucks range of K-Cup® pack offerings and to promote expanded consumer choice as Keurig continues to build its Keurig brewing system. In exchange for eliminating the super-premium coffee exclusivity terms of the existing agreement Starbucks will receive improved business terms, including significantly expanded Starbucks K-Cup pack and variety types. Starbucks Coffee Company group president, China and Asia Pacific, Channel Development and Emerging Brands, John Culver said, “This amendment advances Starbucks commitment to strengthening its global leadership position in the nearly $8B premium single cup coffee category. With nearly 2 billion Starbucks K-Cup packs shipped from the inception of our relationship through the end of 2013 this contractual update underscores the appeal of Starbucks to the millions of Keurig brewer owners and the continued innovation and collaboration our relationship reflects.” “This amended agreement creates more favorable business terms for both companies and allows us to build upon our strong relationship,” said Mark Wood, Senior Vice President, Global Hot Systems for Keurig.
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August 22, 2014
16:20 EDTGMCROn The Fly: Closing Wrap
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12:57 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain surges after inking deal with Kraft
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12:20 EDTGMCROn The Fly: Midday Wrap
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10:43 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain volatility low, shares up on Kraft licensing agreement
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09:01 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain, Kraft Foods announce licensing agreement
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August 19, 2014
09:01 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain estimates raised at SunTrust
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August 15, 2014
12:16 EDTGMCRMonster surges as Coca-Cola takes 16.7% stake in company
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06:39 EDTSBUXTim Hortons aims to lure customers via new coffee launch, Reuters says
Tim Hortons (THI) is looking to attract new customers and fight competitors, such as Starbucks (SBUX) and McDonald's (MCD), by revealing a new dark roast coffee blend throughout North America while possibly increasing prices to fend-off increasing expenses and rivals, according to Reuters, citing comments from Tim Hortons CEO Marc Caira. Caira said, "Looking at the coffee market, I would suggest that, given the degree of cost increases, that we are looking at prices going up sometime in 2015." Reference Link
August 14, 2014
07:39 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain estimates lowered well below consensus at SunTrust
SunTrust lowered forecasts well below consensus for Keurig Green Mountain, as the firm believes its gross margins will be impacted by higher green coffee costs and new product launches. The firm's FY15 EPS estimate goes to $3.70 from $4.00, vs. consensus of $4.05, and FY16 was lowered to $4.39 from $4.49. When the company reports Q4 result in November, the analyst expects the company to provide FY15 guidance around its new estimate and for Street estimates to move lower. Shares are Neutral rated with a lowered price target of $110, down from $115.
07:07 EDTGMCRKeurig Green Mountain announces price increase, effective November 3
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August 12, 2014
12:34 EDTSBUXStarbucks lost some packaged coffee share, says Wells Fargo
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