This excerpt taken from the GMCR 10-K filed Dec 14, 2006.
Green Mountain Coffee depends on the expertise of key personnel. If these individuals leave or change their role within the Company without effective replacements, our operations could suffer.
The success of our Companys business is dependent to a large degree on our management and our coffee roasters and purchasers. If members of the Companys management leave without effective replacements, our ability to implement our business strategy could be impaired. If we lost the services of our coffee roasters and purchasers, our ability to source and purchase a sufficient supply of specialty coffee beans and roast coffee beans consistent with our quality standards could suffer. In either case, the Companys business and operations could be adversely affected.