thanks for sending me the latest report. very kind
Regarding the GMCR issue. Do you see an effort by the company to launch a new coffee/latte product that is carbonated? It would be a headline change and a way to offer coffee in a new form We know flavored teas are carbonated with Sodastream having several flavors in their inventory. Could it be that Green Mountain has been quietly developing a line of syrups that are coffee based and will launch some type of ad campaign to bring this to fruition with a CO2 cannister?
I mean really. Where you in the room when management talk to him about leaving? You do not know if they gave him a raise to keep him??? Show me the facts that supports your statement that Coke did nothing to keep him.
He wanted to be a CEO, he wasn't even in-line for the position, so he took the proposal from GMCR, bully for him. Under his current regime sales growth has continued to decline now below 15% YOY. He's a merger specialist who did very well in that role, understands the value of partnerships and how to integrate them. I wish him the best in his role, but anyone making claims that he is a game changer in and of his own personal attributes will necessarily need to display them.