Report: Safeway to launch private-label coffees for Keurig

PLEASANTON, Calif. — Safeway is gearing up to launch five filtered coffee pods that can be used in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters' Keurig brewing system, according to published reports.

Reuters said Tuesday that a Safeway spokesman confirmed that the new private-label cups will differ from the retailer's current offering, which were launched earlier this year.

In related news, supermarket retailer Kroger also said it would develop private-label coffee cups for the Keurig system. Shares for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters dropped Monday following the report, which also came from Reuters.

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