Green Mountain Coffee makes Forbes fasting growing list

first_imgGreen Mountain Coffee Roasters Included in Fortune Small Business List of America’s Fastest-Growing Small CompaniesWATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 28, 2006–FORTUNE Small Business (FSB) magazine has named Green Mountain Coffee, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) to its list of the 100 “Fastest-Growing Small Companies” in America. The list, which is comprised of public companies, appears in the July/August issue of FORTUNE Small Business and is available at FSB.com.Robert Stiller, President and CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. said, “It is exciting to be named to the FSB list of 100 fastest-growing companies. This reaffirms our belief that companies committed to helping create positive changes in the world, as well as creating outstanding stakeholder value, can be continuously successful.”This is Green Mountain Coffee Roasters’ fourth appearance on the list in six years, and it is the only Vermont company to be included.To compile the list, FORTUNE Small Business asked financial research firm Zacks to rank public companies with revenues less than $200 million and a stock price of more than $1, based on their percentage growth in earnings, revenue, and stock performance over the past three years. Banks and real estate firms were excluded.Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) was recently ranked No. 1 on Business Ethics magazine’s list of “100 Best Corporate Citizens.” It is a leader in the specialty coffee industry and offers over 100 coffee selections including estate, certified organic, Fair Trade Certified(TM), signature blends, and flavored coffees that sell under the Green Mountain Coffee Roasters(R) and Newman’s Own(R) Organics brands. While the majority of the Company’s revenue is derived from its multi-channel wholesale operations, it also manages a growing direct mail and e-commerce business (www.GreenMountainCoffee.com(link is external)). Forbes magazine and the Society of Human Resource Management, among others, have recognized Green Mountain Coffee Roasters for its successful and socially responsible business practices.last_img read more

Cricket News Virat Kohli lauds consistency of Indian cricket team bowlers after Adelaide win

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Indian cricket team, has heaped praise on his bowling unit after they toiled hard to help the side secure a 31-run win in the Adelaide Test and take a 1-0 lead in the four-Test series. The victory was the first time India had won the first match of a Test series Down Under and they now have a realistic chance of securing their first-ever Test series win in Australia. Speaking in the post-match press conference, Kohli said the performance of the bowlers with the Kookaburra ball was exemplary.“When the Kookaburra gets softer, it becomes difficult to get some assistance. Our fast bowlers still ran in and bowled with great heart. They have been able to sustain pressure. They are fitter and have more pace for a longer time. They can also contain. When you have four bowlers who can take 20 wickets and that too with a ball that does not offer so much, it is a proud moment,” Kohli said. In the last nine overseas Test matches, the likes of Mohammed Shami, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav have bowled out oppositions twice seven times. In South Africa, the bowling unit picked up 20 wickets in all the three Tests while in England, they did not bowl the opposition out in Lord’s and in the Oval Test.Read More | Pant creates new wicketkeeping record in Adelaide Test vs AustraliaAshwin had specific roleRavichandran Ashwin has had an improved showing in overseas contests as compared to the 2014/15 season. He started off well in Edgbaston when he picked up four wickets to nearly set-up a win for India. In Adelaide, he bowled a lot of overs and maintained a magnificent economy while taking six wickets.Read More | Virat Kohli’s India secure historic 31-run win over Australia in Adelaide, take 1-0 lead in series“Ashwin was given a specific role. He was economical and bowled in the right areas to create enough chances and not give anything away. They were just looking for an opening. He controlled the game nicely and did not let it drift away. In the past, we have given away too many runs in one session. We did not give them a session where they got away from us. Awareness counts in this case,” Kohli said.Read More | India vs Australia 1st Test: Kohli’s side win by 31 runsPujara the differenceThe Adelaide wicket was a tough one for batsmen. However, Cheteshwar Pujara proved to be the stand-out player with 123 and 71 in both innings as he held the batting together. In the second innings, his partnership with Ajinkya Rahane proved to be the difference and Kohli acknowledged that Pujara’s knock made all the difference.“Pujara and Rahane, temperament wise and mindset, they are proper Test batsmen. Pujara was the difference. Rahane batted fearlessly and that is his template. He has confidence in his own space. We took a different approach in the second innings as we wanted to make Australia stay on the field longer. We learnt a lot from the first innings,” Kohli said.The Indian skipper was also critical of Australia’s defensive mindset but was full of praise for the fight shown by the tail-enders. “We did not allow them to gain momentum. If you do not play with positive intent, you will nick off at some time. We wanted to create that kind of situation. However, we did not take anything for granted. Their tail is in the top 3 when it comes to lower order averages. We expected them to fight,” Kohli said.The Indian skipper, though, was focused on the key task which the team wanted to achieve in the next game. “We need to build on this. We can’t be happy with just one Test win. We are happy with this win but we must capitalize,” Kohli said.The second Test of the series will be played at the New Perth stadium on December 14. last_img read more

ESL One Birmingham breaks records with ticket sales

first_imgESL One Birmingham was only announced a handful of days ago and it’s already proving to be a popular event. The very first Dota 2 Major to be hosted in the UK, it’s been made clear that it’s going to be a big one – selling over 1,000 tickets in the first five minutes of them being made available.Specific numbers haven’t been released as of yet, but it’s evident that this particular Dota 2 event is out-performing any other hosted by ESL in the past. Ulrich Schulze, SVP of Product, ESL tweeted that “no Dota 2 event has ever sold tickets faster for us than [ESL One] Birmingham. Currently discussing an adjustment of the venue and stage layout to allow more seats since we are almost at capacity already.”?@ESLDota2 fans, you are amazing, you’ve made it a historic day.#ESLOne Birmingham is officially the fastest selling ESL Dota 2 Major, EVER!Thanks to everyone who has bought tickets so far! Have you got yours? ?https://t.co/4ryLpvcsnj ? pic.twitter.com/9cgnLZD5ua— ESL UK (@ESLUK) March 15, 2018Dota 2 was the title that was played at ESL UK’s first ever tournament, so it’s crazy to see how well it’s set to perform six years later. ESL One Birmingham will take place on May 25-27th, with 12 teams from around the world facing off against each other for two very important prizes: the $1,000,000 (£716,260) prize pool and 1,500 qualifying points for The International 2018.It was said to have been quite the battle to secure Birmingham as the location for the next Dota 2 Major, with two other ESL territories vying for the tournament to take place there. Birmingham is the UK’s second largest city by population, but it’s always overshadowed by London when esports is concerned – ESL UK will be hoping to change this when May comes round.Esports Insider says: If the news of a Dota 2 Major being hosted in the UK wasn’t enough to get you excited, then we’re sure the record-breaking ticket sales for ESL One Birmingham will do the job. It’s building up quite the buzz, and we’re sure ESL UK will prove exactly why the city is the perfect host for such a big tournament.last_img read more