Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Climbs Forbes’ “200 Best Small Companies in America” List

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Climbs Forbes’ “200 Best Small Companies in America” List WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) has been named by Forbes as one of the “200 Best Small Companies in America” for the seventh time since 2000. The Company was ranked 55th on the list, up from 88th in 2007.Forbes singled out GMCR as an “Every Day Tech Star” for using technology that affects people’s every day lives. “Its Keurig Single-Cup Brewer has revolutionized coffee making for those not interested in making a whole pot,” the article says. “Single-cup penetration is still only 5% of U.S. households, leaving lots of room for growth.” Keurig is the single-cup market leader at retail in dollar sales and units sold, according to the NPD Group.”We are excited to be recognized for our performance, especially during a turbulent year for the market,” said Larry Blanford, President and CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. “It’s gratifying to know that our strategy of creating a superb coffee experience, and leading with single-cup coffee, keeps us on the Forbes list, year after year.”The criteria used to screen the Forbes list of the “200 Best Small Companies in America” were rigorous. The ranking is based on return on equity, sales growth, and profit growth over the past 12 months, and over five years. A company’s stock performance was compared with that of its industry peers.About Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc.Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) is recognized as a leader in the specialty coffee industry for its award-winning coffees, innovative brewing technology and socially and environmentally responsible business practices. GMCR manages its operations through two wholly owned business segments: Green Mountain Coffee and Keurig. Its Green Mountain Coffee division sells more than 100 high-quality coffee selections, including Fair Trade Certified(tm) organic coffees, under the Green Mountain Coffee(r) and Newman’s Own(r) Organics brands through its wholesale, direct mail and e-commerce operations (www.GreenMountainCoffee.com(link is external)). Green Mountain Coffee also produces its coffee as well as hot cocoa and tea in K-Cup(r) portion packs for Keurig(r) Single-Cup Brewers. Keurig, Incorporated is a pioneer and leading manufacturer of gourmet single-cup coffee brewing systems for offices, homes and hotel rooms. Keurig markets its patented brewers and K-Cups(r) through office distributors, retail and direct channels (www.Keurig.com(link is external)). K-Cups are produced by a variety of licensed roasters including Green Mountain Coffee. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. has been recognized repeatedly by CRO Magazine, Forbes and SustainableBusiness.com as a good corporate citizen and an innovative, high-growth company.last_img read more

Iowa State Edges Women’s Basketball, 86-81

first_img HTML Box Score Photo Gallery PDF Box Score Drake (8-3) had three players score 20 or more points for the first time this season. Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) led the offense with 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting and just missed her fifth double-double with nine rebounds. Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) matched a career-high with five three-pointers and had 21 points. Becca Hittner (Urbandale, Iowa) was the other Bulldog as she finished with 20 points. Preview Buy Tickets Live Stats 1350 ESPN Des Moines MC22/ESPN+ Minutes out of the break, Hittner evened the game at 44-all with her second three-pointer. But the Cyclones answered with a 9-2 run as the Bulldogs called timeout with 6:15 to go in the third. Drake trailed 66-59 at the end of the third quarter. Drake pulled to within four points after Sammie Bachrodt’s (Wichita, Kan.) layup with 6:41 to go. Iowa State replied with five straight points as Drake called timeout before its 11-0 tying run. Later in the second quarter, Drake led 39-33 after Hittner’s three-point play. However, Iowa State closed the half on an 11-2 run as Hittner was the only Bulldog to score during that span. Carleton beat the halftime buzzer off an offensive rebound as Iowa State led 44-41 at the break. In the first two quarters, Dean and Hittner each had 12 points while Rhine finished with 10. Next Game: Full Schedule Roster AMES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team dropped a hard-fought in-state game at Iowa State 86-81 Sunday afternoon inside Hilton Coliseum. Following Sunday’s game, Drake hosts No. 16 Iowa Friday, Dec. 21 at the Knapp Center in its final non-conference action. Tipoff for the “White Out” game hosted by Bankers Trust is scheduled for 6 p.m. and the in-state contest will be shown on ESPN+/Mediacom MC22. Print Friendly Version At the start of the game, the Bulldogs matched their season-high of seven three-pointers in a quarter in the first period. Led by Dean’s four they led 27-19 after one quarter.   Iowa 12/21/2018 – 6 p.m. The in-state series is now in Iowa State’s favor at 30-28, as the home team has won each of the last four meetings. The Bulldogs didn’t give up as they mounted a massive rally attempt, started by Dean’s three-pointer at the 3:37 mark. Her three-pointer were the first points in an 11-0 run that included five points from Dean and six from Rhine that tied the game at 79-all with 1:24 remaining in the game. Meredith Burkhall broke the tie with a layup off an assist from Carleton. Story Links However, Hittner was called for an offensive foul on the next possession and Carleton barely beat the shot clock with a short jumper to stretch ISU’s lead to 84-79 with 21 seconds left. After another offensive foul, this time on Rhine, Drake fouled to try and extend the game. But the Cyclones made three free throws in the final seconds to preserve the in-state win. Iowa State (8-2) was paced by Bridget Carleton, who scored a game-high 31 points. Carleton’s jumper with 5:04 left in the game put the Cyclones up 11, their largest lead, of the game. Watch Livelast_img read more