A nugget from Wal-Mart's pre-recorded conference call could have some bearing on the single...

|By:, SA News Editor

A nugget from Wal-Mart's pre-recorded conference call could have some bearing on the single serve coffee market. The company says Sam’s private label version has been popular with its members ever since the expiration of the K-cup patent. Will Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR -2.3%), Caribou Coffee (CBOU -6%), and Treehouse Foods (THS +0.8%) feel a pinch if Wal-Mart unleashes its pricing power on the K-cup market or will coffee house quality win out? (WMT call transcript .pdf)