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A chart broken out by The NPD Group shows the stark difference in growth rates for the...

A chart broken out by The NPD Group shows the stark difference in growth rates for the traditional coffee sector versus specialty coffee in the U.K. While traditional coffee has lost close to half of its market share of total foodservice purchases over the last four years, specialty sales have shot the other way to account for close to 12% of the group's total. It's a trend that suggests Green Mountain Coffee (GMCR -0.7%) may hold up just fine against single-serve competitors such as Kraft Foods and J.M. Smucker.
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  • wenlock00
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    Drink Tea, it is better for you, the green/black tea mix is very nice.
    16 Jan 2013, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • jake319
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    I agree wen.
    This market in single servings is getting crowded..
    How long can they hold out is the real question..
    I would like to see a m/a between them and Sodastream....I believe that soda can put a few different ideas on marketing that green mountain may not have thought of or can afford..
    16 Jan 2013, 01:30 PM Reply Like
  • Lordfraudmountain
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    Green Mountain is one big accounting fraud. Avoid.
    16 Jan 2013, 01:47 PM Reply Like
  • benitus
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    Yes, I'm not confident of GMCR for the long haul but it's good to short whenever it bounces up and make some fast money because it'll eventually come back down. If it comes way down, it might be good to buy up some, since there're still believers out there, and when it bounces back up enough, do a quick turnaround and short it again. Each round-trip would make for some fast bucks. Whenever we have stocks like GMCR, which cooks the books, it's a chance to pick up some money.
    17 Jan 2013, 11:07 AM Reply Like
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