First Annual Keurig Green Mountain Supplier Award Winners Announced

WestRock Receives Keurig’s Highest Supplier Honor

WATERBURY, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At its 2016 Top 100 Supplier Conference, Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
(Keurig), a personal beverage system company that has revolutionized the
way consumers create and enjoy beverages, announced the recipients of
its first annual Supplier Recognition Awards. Sixteen companies were
awarded honors in four categories: Supplier of the Year, Top
Performance, Most Improved, and Keurig Values. Touching all aspects of
Keurig’s diverse supply chain, the winners were selected through a
robust nomination process combined with rigorous evaluations of the
supplier’s 2015 performance.

“Our Top 100 Supplier Conference brings together the best of the best of
our suppliers from the four-corners of the world, all with the purpose
of furthering collaboration and improving our respective businesses,”
said Paul Iaderosa, Keurig’s Senior Vice President, Procurement. “It’s
an honor to recognize the hard work and dedication of our suppliers
through our first annual Supplier Recognition Awards. This year’s award
recipients went above and beyond our expectations and continue to
demonstrate Keurig’s core values of partnering for mutual success,
innovating with passion, playing to win, and brewing a better world.
Congratulations to all the winners!”

The Supplier Recognition Award winners for 2015 are:

Supplier of the Year:
Awarded to a supplier based on a
combination of high performance, demonstrated commitment to Keurig’
values, and a significant achievement which deserves recognition


Keurig’s 2015 Supplier of the Year award was presented to WestRock, a
leading global packaging company that has worked with Keurig since 2007.
In 2015, WestRock partnered with Keurig to pioneer the launch of a
Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) program which resulted in superior
flexibility, improved service, and significant cost reductions. WestRock
has physically embedded Six Sigma black belt resources in several Keurig
production facilities to help support the VMI program, optimize the
supply chain, and drive immediate responses on service and quality.

Top Performance:
Awarded to suppliers based on their
overall performance

Flavor & Fragrance Specialties Inc.
V.S. Industry Berhad
Riensch & Held GmbH & Co KG
Rodon Group
Kingsmill Custom Quality Beverages
Ken Gabbay
Coffee Ltd.
RCS Logistics

Most Improved:
Awarded to a supplier that demonstrated
commitment to their improved performance

Grupo Phoenix

Keurig Value Awards:
Awarded to suppliers that
demonstrated excellence in living Keurig’s values

for Mutual Success
– Nypro, a Jabil Company
Innovate with
– Olam Coffee
Play to Win – ATS Automation
a Better World
– Sustainable Harvest

Keurig’s Supplier Recognition Awards were presented in a ceremony during
its second annual Top 100 Suppliers Conference in its Burlington, MA
offices. Created as an embodiment of the company’s value of partnering
for mutual success, the event brings together Keurig’s best suppliers
from across the globe to share best practices and collaborate for the
betterment of the business. This year, the benefits of this gathering
extended into the community as over 100 suppliers and Keurig employees
volunteered for local non-profits during the week.

About Keurig Green Mountain

Keurig Green Mountain is reimagining how beverages can be created,
personalized, and enjoyed, fresh-made in homes and workplaces. Keurig
Green Mountain is a personal beverage system company revolutionizing the
beverage experience through the power of innovative technology and
strategic brand partnerships. With an expanding family of more than 80
beloved brands and more than 575 beverage varieties, Keurig Green
Mountain’s Keurig® hot and Keurig® KOLD™ beverage
systems deliver great taste, convenience, and choice at the push of a
button. As a company founded on social responsibility, Keurig Green
Mountain is committed to using the power of business to brew a better
world through its work to build resilient supply chains, sustainable
products, thriving communities, and a water-secure world. Keurig is a
private business owned by an investment group led by JAB Holding Co. For
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