Industry Today Volume 21 Issue 2

of all its agricultural and manufactured prod- ucts according to its own responsible sourcing guidelines, which adhere to all international standards regarding migrant workers, child labor, business integrity, the rights of indige- nous people and raw materials sourcing. “As a company, we’re always working to min- imize our carbon footprint wherever possible, “Losson says. “For example, our delivery trucks are now equipped with sophisticated GPS sys- tems to map out the shortest routes to minimize fuel consumption and emissions.” Equally important to promoting a better environment is providing one for its employ- ees. Indeed, Keurig Canada was named one of Canada’s top 100 employers as measured by physical workplace; work atmosphere and social; health, financial and family benefits; vacation and time off; employee communica- tions; performance management; training and MERGING HOT AND COLD In addition to its flagship Keurig® and Green Mountain brands, Keurig Canada markets Van Houtte®, Timothy’s World Coffee®, and Barista Prima Coffeehouse®, among others. The company’s main office, cof- fee roasting and beverage packaging plants are located in Montreal, Quebec, as are subsidiaries, VKI Technologies Inc. and Van Houtte Coffee Services Inc., which together offer innovative beverage service options to away from home customers in 30 cities across Canada. Parent company Keurig Green Mountain has developed premium cof- fee products for more than 35 years and partners with more than 50 lead- ing global coffee, tea and cocoa brands to offer consumers more than 500 beverage varieties. The company recently announced a merger with the Dr. Pepper Snapple Group that is expected to close in the sec- ond quarter of 2018. The new company will be called Keurig Dr. Pepper. According to a company press release, “As a combined company, Keurig Dr Pepper will have strong exposure to faster growing beverage categories, with a world-class portfolio of approximately 125 owned, licensed and partner brands that consumers nationwide know and love. In addition, we will have an unrivaled and powerful distribution network, a top three in North America, to reach consumers across virtually all retail channels and points of consumption.” 96 INDUSTRY TODAY PROFILE • KEURIG