This excerpt taken from the GMCR 8-K filed Dec 31, 2008.
IN NEW ENGLAND & ALBANY, NEW YORK
WATERBURY, VERMONT (December 31, 2008) Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) has extended its agreement with McDonalds USA, LLC to source, roast and package Newmans Own Organics Blend coffee for more than 600 McDonalds restaurants in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Albany, NY. McDonalds first introduced Newmans Own Organics coffee roasted by Green Mountain Coffee, a segment of GMCR, to its restaurants in New England and Albany, NY in October 2005.
Created exclusively for McDonalds, Newmans Own Organics Blend is a combination of light and medium roasts with a smooth body and clean finish. The blend is available in regular and decaffeinated and is served as both hot and iced coffee. McDonalds also offers Newmans Own Organics Blend in three iced coffee flavors in New England and Albany, NY: Hazelnut, Vanilla and Caramel.
It has been gratifying to see consumers embrace our organic coffee, and we look forward to its continued growth, says Nell Newman, Co-Founder and President of Newmans Own Organics.
Larry Blanford, President and CEO of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., says, When we began our relationship with McDonalds in 2005, our goal was to provide the highest quality coffee to customers in New England and Albany, NY. We are excited to continue working with McDonalds to deliver a selection of great tasting coffee products.