While the deals with Starbucks and Unilever plc (ADR) (NYSE:UL) are for the North American markets, both these alliances can pave the road for Green Mountain’s international expansion. Starbucks operates in over 60 countries across the globe with a growing presence in big emerging markets like China. Meanwhile, Unilever has a presence in 190 countries across the globe with Lipton being one of the oldest brands in its portfolio.
Green Mountain is developing a new machine compatible with both K-cup and Vue Coffee Pods to better compete with Verismo. It has announced a new line of brewers due out by the end of 2014. The company has yet to name this product line and reveal its price point, but its coming. Green Mountain has already expanded its Vue-series by launching V-500 brewers with customizable features at a lower price to improve.
Green Mountain has quite a few aces up its sleeve. With potential in its home market, big alliances, possibility of international expansion, and new product launches there are many things to look forward to. Although years of skyrocketing profits may be coming to an end, Green Mountain is built for steady and sustainable growth over the coming periods.
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