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