Food For Thought, What's Ahead - Research Report on TreeHouse Foods Inc., Smithfield Foods, Inc., Green Mountain Coffee

  Food For Thought, What's Ahead - Research Report on TreeHouse Foods Inc.,
  Smithfield Foods, Inc., Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc., McCormick &
                   Company, Inc., and Starbucks Corporation

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, February 25, 2013

NEW YORK, February 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting
TreeHouse Foods Inc. (NYSE: THS), Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE: SFD), Green
Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), McCormick & Company, Inc.
(NYSE: MKC), and Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX). Today's readers may
access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry
analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

TreeHouse Foods Inc. Research Report

Food manufacturer TreeHouse reported on February 21 its Q4 2012 adjusted
earnings of 86 cents per share. The company's quarterly net sales increased
10.6 percent due to improved volume and pricing, as well as additional sales
from the acquisition of Naturally Fresh. With encouraging solid Q4 sales
growth, the company is seeing a return to positive consumer purchase in retail
food. For 2013, it expects to see relatively moderate volume growth with net
sales increase of 3.5 percent to 4.5 percent and EPS growth of eight percent
to 11 percent to $3 to $3.10. The Full Research Report on TreeHouse Foods Inc.
- including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/a04c_THS]

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Smithfield Foods, Inc. Research Report

Fresh and packaged meat processor Smithfield announced its 50/50 joint venture
agreement with Kansas City Sausage to expand into the fast-growing breakfast
sausage and dinner sausage business. Packaged breakfast and dinner sausages
generate $4 billion in sales a year to retailers and food service companies,
and Kansas City Sausage has annual sales of around $200 million. The company
expects the cash transaction to be completed in Q4 2013, subject to regulatory
approval. The Full Research Report on Smithfield Foods, Inc. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/c673_SFD]

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Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Research Report

As of February 21, Green Mountain's shares climbed 0.90 percent, closing at
$45.76. So far, the company is up seven percent in 2013. Its shares have
increased more than 155 percent since hitting its annual low in July. The
specialty coffee and coffee makers leader reported strong Q1 2013 results, and
for the remainder of the year, the company expects to see continued
year-over-year gross margin improvement due to lower green coffee costs and
ongoing brewer quality improvements. Q2 net sales growth is projected to be in
the range of 14 percent to 18 percent. The Full Research Report on Green
Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/f0dc_GMCR]

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McCormick & Company, Inc. Research Report

For over 30 years, McCormick, the global leader in flavor, produces the only
scented annual earnings report. For 2012, the company's annual report is
blackberry and clove scented, entitled "Flavored for Global Growth." The
financial performance of McCormick in FY 2012 is strong, reaching $4 billion
annual sales. The company also announced its global expansion, product
innovation, and the contributions of 9,500 global employees. The Full Research
Report on McCormick & Company, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge
at: [http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/0db3_MKC]

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Starbucks Corporation Research Report

Coffee and tea market leader Starbucks continue to dominate, reporting
quarterly revenue increase of 11 percent and EPS increase of 14 percent. In
the next few years, analysts are expecting more than 18.5 percent EPS growth.
The company plans to double its workforce to over 40,000 in Asia Pacific over
the next five years as it expects coffee consumption in the region to
accelerate. Asia Pacific is currently the fastest growing market especially
for coffee firms. The Full Research Report on Starbucks Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/8ac5_SBUX]

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