16.02.05

16.2.2005: Meldung: Yosemite Waters delivering Green Mountain Coffee

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. announced today that Yosemite Waters has started delivering Green Mountain Coffee to homes and workplaces in Central and Southern California and Southwestern Arizona. With headquarters in Fullerton, California, Yosemite is one of the largest independently owned bottled water companies on the west coast. The introduction of Green Mountain Coffee is expected to enhance Yosemite"s rapidly growing office coffee service (OCS) business. Yosemite Waters is promoting Green Mountain Coffee Roasters" full line of OCS products, and is marketing the Keurig? B2003 and B100 Single-Cup Brewing Systems for the office environment. Yosemite is also offering customers a full assortment of Green Mountain coffees in K-Cups? and Celestial Seasonings? Teas in K-Cups. Michael Dunn, Chief Operating Officer for Yosemite Waters said, "We are very pleased to offer our residential and OCS customers a variety of Green Mountain Coffee products that are conveniently designed and packaged to brew a delicious cup of coffee or tea. We look forward to growing our relationship with this leader in the specialty coffee industry."

Larry Jones, Regional Office Account Manager for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters said, "I"m very happy that Yosemite Waters is making Green Mountain Coffee available to customers in California and Arizona. Our relationship with Yosemite will bring Green Mountain Coffee to homes and offices in this growing market, providing many customers with the opportunity to enjoy Green Mountain Coffee for the first time." Yosemite Waters, located in Fullerton, California, offers the finest bottled water and coffee products conveniently delivered to homes and offices. The Company was founded in 1926, and has been locally owned and operated by the same family since 1947. With operations in Central California, Southern California and Southwestern Arizona, the Company"s product lines include several sizes ranging from the traditional five-gallon bottles to the convenient personal size bottled water. A variety of water dispensers and coffee equipment are also available. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. is a leader in the specialty coffee industry and offers over 100 coffee selections including estate, certified organic, Fair Trade Certified, signature blends, and flavored coffees that it sells under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters? and Newman"s Own? Organics brands. While the majority of Green Mountain Coffee"s revenue is derived from its wholesale operations, the Company also operates a direct mail business and an e-commerce website (www.GreenMountainCoffee.com) from its Waterbury, Vermont headquarters. Each year the Company contributes at least five percent of its pre-tax profits to support socially responsible initiatives. Based on its performance, Green Mountain Coffee Roasters has been recognized for the past five years as one of Forbes Magazine"s "200 Best Small Companies" for the past two years in the top ten on Business Ethics magazine"s list of "100 Best Corporate Citizens," and in 2004 as one of the Society of Human Resource Management"s "Best Medium Companies to Work for in America."

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