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

Football’s top 20 managers ranked by fans

first_imgAdvertisement Football fans have voted Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp as the best manager in the world. The German, who took the reins at Anfield back in 2015, has guided the Reds to the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup and won FIFA’s Best Men’s Coach award for his achievements.A two-time Bundesliga winner with Borussia Dortmund, Klopp was on the verge of delivering Liverpool’s first league title for 30 years until the season was indefinitely postponed – though the runaway leaders are set to be crowned champions even if the campaign doesn’t resume.And over on Ranker,  supporters have put Klopp in the top spot ahead of Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane, two managers who rewrote history in world football after managing the B teams of Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.Defensive master Diego Simeone, who knocked Klopp’s European champions out of Europe’s premier club competition at the round of 16 stage last month, comes in fourth place.Italians Carlo Ancelotti, Antonio Conte and Max Allegri are all include in a top ten which has Jose Mourinho down as the ninth best manager in the game.Gareth Southgate, who led England to the semi-finals of a World Cup for the first time since 1990, occupies 13th spot, with Zlatko Delic, Croatia manager and the man who guided his country to a surprise final in Russia, a place further down.Read Also: Video: Jose Mourinho trains with Tottenham players amid lockdownMaurizio Sarri, Roberto Martinez, Erik ten Hag, Joachim Low, Claudio Ranieri and Roberto Mancini are the final five in top 20 that plenty of fans will no doubt have an issue with.Here is the top 20 in full:1. Jurgen Klopp2. Pep Guardiola3. Zinedine Zidane4. Diego Simeone5. Carlo Ancelotti6. Antonio Conte7. Didier Deschamps8. Luis Enrique9. Jose Mourinho10. Max Allegri11. Thomas Tuchel12. Fernando Santos13. Gareth Southgate14. Zlatko Dalic15. Maurizio Sarri16. Roberto Martinez17. Erik ten Hag18. Joachim Low19. Claudio Ranieri20. Roberto Mancini FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made5 Reasons Why The Black Widow Solo Movie Will Be AwesomeWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?Who Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Legendary Movies To Learn History FromThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Most Expensive (And Surprising Things) Keanu Reeves Ever Bought8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our FutureTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever Made Loading… last_img read more

Strong safety: Browns’ Redwine committed to change off field

first_img First Published: 29th August, 2020 08:47 IST WATCH US LIVE FOLLOW US COMMENT Last Updated: 29th August, 2020 08:47 IST Strong Safety: Browns’ Redwine Committed To Change Off Field A part-time starter as a rookie, the Browns’ modest second-year safety has emerged as a trusted and respected voice in a Cleveland locker room brimming with high-profile names and extroverted personalities Written Bycenter_img Associated Press Television News LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Sheldrick Redwine’s passion extends way beyond the chalk-lined boundaries of a football field.A part-time starter as a rookie, the Browns’ modest second-year safety has emerged as a trusted and respected voice in a Cleveland locker room brimming with high-profile names and extroverted personalities.During this past offseason, Redwine, a second-round pick in 2019 from Miami, was asked by first-year coach Kevin Stefanski to be on the team’s social justice leadership committee, a position that has taken on even greater meaning for him in light of current events.“I have a voice that I should use,” Redwine said Friday. “I love expressing my feelings, because it is something I hold in. But I feel like it is like a relief to me just to talk about it.”There was a lot of heartfelt dialogue on Thursday at the Browns’ training facility and across the NFL as numerous teams decided to cancel their practices to protest — and show solidarity with other sports — following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black father in Wisconsin.The Browns decided to cut their practice in half, spending the first hour on the field and the second meeting to brainstorm ideas to make meaningful change.Redwine said those conversations with his teammates were helpful, but he wants more than talk. It’s time for action, not words.“To be honest, this is a frustrating topic for a Black man and how we live,” he said. “It’s been going on for so long, and there’s been repetitive attempts of trying to stop this and bring change. It seems like the way everything is structured, there is resistance toward change.”Redwine didn’t reveal any plans to protest by the Browns, andsaid there has not been any talk about refusing to play a game like NBA players did, triggering other pro athletes to protest this week.The 23-year-old Redwine learned about racial injustice through talks with his grandfather, Credrick Pratt, who told a young Redwine about inequality and an uncle who was murdered by the Ku Klux Klan. It shaped Redwine, pushing him to want to do more to impact his race and community.While being quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic, Redwine educated himself and “find myself on a deeper level.” He read books on finances, meditation and watched motivational videos, which he then shared with teammates, coaches and friends.Redwine also started the Gloria Redwine Foundation — named in honor of his great grandmother — that helps teach inner-city kids life skills.“Because a lot of people where I am from, it is either football or nothing,” he said.That background has molded Redwine, and he’s been using those experiences to educate some of his white teammates who may not understand his drive.“Being Black in America is tough,” he said. “I go to the store — I have dreads and tattoos — and I get followed. I have had run-ins with the police where I felt like I have been treated unfairly. I just feel like this time, it is something that we all deal with our entire life, and it is unavoidable, and it is out there.“I just want to bring knowledge to the situation. Whatever I can do to make a change, it just has to be done. I feel like it is more than just talking. It is time for action.”Redwine’s season has already taken a turn.He wasn’t expected to start, but rookie safety Grant Delpit, a second-round pick from LSU, ruptured his right Achilles tendon this week and won’t be back until 2021. Redwine said he nearly cried when he saw Delpit go down, and has been doing all he can to support his teammate.“I saw him in the training room and I just told him, ‘Keep your head up. Just constantly keep your head up. We have your back,’” Redwine said.NOTES: Starting CB Greedy Williams missed his third straight practice after leaving Monday’s workout with an unspecified shoulder injury. Stefanski said the second-year defender is “day to day.” … Center JC Tretter remains sidelined following knee surgery on the eve of camp, but Stefanski wouldn’t say if he’s committed to rookie Nick Harris starting the opener on Sept. 13. But with that game just two weeks away, that now seems likely. … The Browns were forced to practice inside for the first time in training camp due to thunderstorms.Image credits: AP last_img read more