Competitive Computing (C2) and Green Mountain Coffee Recognized as Sitecore’s North American Site of the Year Category Winner

COLCHESTER, VT – February 2, 2010 – Competitive Computing, also known as C2, a technology solutions provider and leader in multi-channel Ecommerce solutions, announced today that the Ecommerce site – www.greenmountaincoffee.com – which they designed and developed in collaboration with the Specialty Coffee Business Unit of Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR), was named the North American Sitecore Site of the Year category winner for Best Ecommerce Site. The site features a rich, multi-brand experience which includes Green Mountain Coffee®, Tully’s Coffee®, Newman’s Own® Organics Coffee, and Caribou Coffee® K Cups®. Selected by Sitecore for the effective integration of content management and commerce, C2 and GMCR’s Specialty Coffee Business Unit have been recognized for their use of Sitecore technology in advancing online strategies and distributing content management.

“With our extensive network of partners, we have the benefit of working with companies like C2 that bring the creativity and design expertise that is essential in building interactive websites,” said Paul Markun, VP Marketing, Sitecore. “C2 has demonstrated excellence in creating an engaging site that accelerates business strategies by establishing a compelling online presence."

“We were very pleased to learn that the Green Mountain Coffee site was selected by Sitecore as Best Ecommerce Site of the Year,” said Carolyn Edwards, CEO, C2. “The richness and flexibility of the Sitecore Content Management System is a natural fit for GMCR’s family of brands. We appreciate the capability the Sitecore platform provides, and are very proud of the work we have done with GMCR’s Specialty Coffee Business Unit this year to leverage this technology to develop a robust Ecommerce platform which supports their growing and evolving multi-channel business,” continued Edwards.

Sitecore’s Site of the Year award recognizes customers who have leveraged Sitecore’s technology to develop the most outstanding websites. The Sitecore Site of the Year awards are divided into four regions, including International, Denmark, UK, and North America.

This year’s entries were judged within the following categories: Consumer Goods, Ecommerce, Education, Financial Services, Healthcare, Legal, Media, Non-Profit, Sports/Entertainment and Travel. Each nomination was judged by a panel of Sitecore specialists on the following attributes:

  • Use of Sitecore as a technology platform
  • Integration of Sitecore with other software/technologies
  • Design implementation
  • Branding
  • Results delivered

About C2

C2 is a leading provider of premier multi-channel Ecommerce solutions for consumer product businesses. C2’s Ecommerce solutions offer comprehensive, multi-channel platforms that showcase industry best-practices for customer experience, product merchandizing and campaign management. C2 also provides a complementary suite of offerings that include Intranet/Extranet, Digital Asset Management, Enterprise Infrastructure, and Managed Support & Hosting Services.

C2's clients have received numerous awards and industry recognitions over the years, and currently four clients are in the Internet Retailer Top 500 including Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Orvis, Vermont Teddy Bear, and Hershey's Chocolate. C2 has extensive experience integrating Sitecore with Ecommerce platforms, Coveo Enterprise Search, CoreMetrics, Google Applications and various ERP and back-end transactional systems. Visit www.competitive.com for more information.

About Sitecore

Sitecore’s Web Content Management System (CMS) and portal software solutions enable companies to deliver compelling web experiences. Sitecore’s award-winning CMS software makes it easy for businesses to create and update dynamic, full-featured websites of all types. Sitecore’s industry leading flexibility and scalability allows companies to better leverage their content, improve customer experience and drive business growth.

Thousands of public and private organizations, including national governments and Fortune 500 companies utilize Sitecore solutions for their websites. These organizations have created and now manage more than 23,000 dynamic websites with Sitecore including Microsoft, Sara Lee, Siemens, Toshiba, Omni Hotels, Computer Associates, ISS and Lloyds of London.


Jennifer Graham
Marketing Communications

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