Advancing Stocks with Increasing Volume This Week & Consumer Goods Spotlight - Industry Innovator Moves Forward With Expansions

Advancing Stocks with Increasing Volume This Week & Consumer Goods Spotlight -
  Industry Innovator Moves Forward With Expansions And 50% Increase in Sales

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CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, February 5, 2014

CORAL SPRINGS, Florida, February 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --

Market news and updates for high volume stocks; company announces update on
expansion project: RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ: RIBT), Altria Group Inc.
(NYSE: MO), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR), Starbucks
Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) and Myriad Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN)

RiceBran Technologies (NASDAQ: RIBT) Sees 50% Increase in Capacity Boosting
Sales and Margin in Second Half of 2014. RiceBran, a global leader in the
production and marketing of value added products derived from rice bran, today
provided an update on the plant expansion projects underway at its Pelotas,
Brazil-based rice bran oil bio-refining subsidiary Irgovel - Industria
Riograndense de Oleos Vegetais Ltda. As previously announced, RiceBran
Technologies intended to direct a significant portion of the proceeds of its
recent equity raise to increase capital at Irgovel. That additional funding
is being used to complete the final phase of a series of projects aimed at
updating and expanding all aspects of its rice bran bio-refining facility
including an increase in raw rice bran (RRB) processing capacity at Irgovel
from 6,000 metric tons per month to more than 9,000 metric tons per month.
The series of related expansion and plant upgrade projects described by
management as the Phase 1 Projects was necessitated by growing global demand
for rice bran oil due to its known health benefits and attractive functional
characteristics such as a high smoke point in frying. 

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The final and most important part of the Phase 1 Projects is the upgrading and
expansion of the crude oil extraction plant, responsible for extracting crude
rice bran oil from the RRB prior to refining, along with installation of a
state-of-the-art desolventizer/toaster (DT), condensors and related equipment.
Irgovel halted operations on January 16, 2014 to complete this final phase
and expects to be fully operational with the increased capacity in place
before the end March. Orders for increased rice bran oil production expected
from the additional capacity have already begun to be placed. Management
expects strong demand for its rice bran oil to continue going forward.

Altria Group Inc. (NYSE: MO) recently announced that its subsidiary, Nu Mark
LLC (Nu Mark), entered into an agreement to acquire the e-vapor business of
Green Smoke, Inc. and its affiliates (Green Smoke) for approximately $110
million in cash, subject to closing adjustments, and up to $20 million in
incentive payments. "Nu Mark's entry into the e-vapor category with its
MarkTen product was an important development in Altria's innovation strategy.
Adding Green Smoke's significant e-vapor expertise and experience, along with
its supply chain, product lines and customer service, will complement Nu
Mark's capabilities and enhance its competitive position," said Marty
Barrington, Altria's Chairman and CEO. "Further, Green Smoke's culture of
innovation and history of producing high-quality products are consistent with
Altria's culture."

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMCR) a leader in specialty
coffee and beverages with its innovative Keurig® brewing technology, recently
detailed its new K-Carafe™ capability for its Keurig® 2.0 Brewing System,
available for sale in Fall 2014. Keurig® 2.0 brewers will be the first system
to brew both one cup using a single serve pack and a carafe of coffee using
the new Keurig® K-Carafe™ pack. "Both current Keurig brewer owners and
non-owners told us the brewer functionality they wanted most was the ability
to brew both a single serving and a pot of coffee from one system with Keurig
speed, convenience and brand choice. Our next generation Keurig 2.0 brewers
will do just that," said Brian P. Kelley, President and CEO of GMCR.

Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) has announced a new leadership structure
that positions the company to leverage its assets and operations, and gain
maximum benefit from the retail, consumer, mobile and digital shifts currently
underway in the global marketplace. The company will host a conference call
with the financial community to discuss the changes at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time
this afternoon. "These organizational moves map our internal talent to the
rapidly evolving retail environment and significant strategic and market
opportunities ahead of us," said Howard Schultz, Starbucks chairman, president
and ceo.

Myriad Genetics Inc. (NASDAQ: MYGN) announced recently that it has entered
into a definitive agreement to acquire Crescendo Bioscience, Inc., a global
leader in autoimmune diagnostics, for $270 million in cash which will be
reduced by $25 million for the repayment of a loan made to Crescendo and
customary adjustments in accordance with the acquisition agreement. The
transaction is expected to close before the end of Myriad's fiscal year 2014,
pending satisfactory completion of customary closing items and regulatory
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