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

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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