Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Appoints Brian Kelley CEO Effective December 3, 2012

Kelley Brings World Class Consumer Products Experience to GMCR’s Business

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., (GMCR) (GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, today announced Brian Kelley will become President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors effective December 3, 2012.

The appointment of Mr. Kelley, a proven consumer products executive, signals GMCR’s intent to build upon its well-established expertise in single-serve beverages and to leverage its leading consumer brands, Keurig® and Green Mountain Coffee®.

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American Lorain Corporation Announces Receipt of "Going Private" Proposal

American Lorain Corporation (NYSE Amex: ALN) (the "Company"), an international processed snack foods, convenience foods, and frozen foods company based in the Shandong Province, China, today announced that its Board of Directors has received a preliminary, non-binding proposal letter dated October 9, 2012 from Mr. Si Chen, Chairman, CEO and President of the Company, to acquire all of the outstanding ordinary shares of the Company not currently owned by Mr. Chen at a proposed price of $1.6 per ordinary share, in cash, subject to certain conditions. Mr. Chen currently beneficially owns, in the aggregate, approximately 46.5% of the Company's outstanding ordinary shares.

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Coffee Holding Co., Inc. Reports Results for the Three and Nine Months Ended July 31, 2012

Coffee Holding Co., Inc. ("Coffee Holding") ( NASDAQ : JVA ) today announced its operating results for the three and nine months ended July 31, 2012. In this release, the Company:

  • Reports net sales of $138,171,695 for the nine months ended July 31, 2012 and $44,484,453 for the three months ended July 31, 2012 compared to net sales of $98,737,976 for the nine months ended July 31, 2011 and $35,764,866 for the three months ended July 31, 2011;
  • Reports sales growth of 24% for the three months ended July 31, 2012 compared to the three months ended July 31, 2011; and
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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Enters Wellness Category with New Wellness Brewed Beverages

Introducing wellness coffees, teas, and fruit brews in K-Cup packs for the Keurig single cup brewing system

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffee makers, is once again breaking new ground with the introduction of Wellness Brewed beverages, a collection of K-Cup® packs created to enhance consumers’ wellness lifestyles. These innovative beverages are packed with added ingredients, like antioxidant vitamins, making it easy to enjoy the perfect combination of smart choices and great taste.

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Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc. Announces Business Relationship with Starbucks Corporation

Largest Specialty Cupcake Chain in the US to Feature Starbucks® Coffee

Crumbs Bake Shop, Inc. (CRMB), the nation’s largest specialty cupcake retailer, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Starbucks Corporation to bring the full complement of Starbucks® brewed coffees, teas and espresso-based drinks to all Crumbs locations.

"Starbucks coffee is perfectly suited for Crumbs cupcakes," said Julian R. Geiger, President and CEO of Crumbs Bake Shop. "We believe that the availability of Starbucks drinks in our stores will greatly enhance the Crumbs experience for our customers and significantly increase our beverage business. As our beverage business increases, we also expect to see an increase in the demand for our baked goods," added Geiger.

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