Tim Horton’s Struggles for Growth in U.S.

Emily Bryson York writes an interesting article in Advertising Age asking the question: “Just how important is it to be first?” Ask Tim Horton’s, the self-described McDonald’s of Canada, which is struggling for a foothold in the U.S. market.

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Domino’s Eyes Sandwich Success

Last year, the pizza industry braced for a battle with the sandwich chains. Subway and Dunkin Donuts were just two of the sandwich sellers who announced plans to add pizza to their menus.

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Starbucks Plans to Expand Marketing

Starbucks Corp. chief executive Howard Schultz plans to expand marketing to shore up the company’s position as a coffee authority as it faces competition in the US from McDonald’s Corp. and Dunkin’ Donuts Inc.

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Chapter Closes as Reality Settles in on Krispy Kreme

On March 4, the SEC ordered that three former top executives pay a combined $783,000 for violating accounting laws and for fraud. They were Scott Livengood, the chairman, chief executive and president; John Tate, the chief operating officer; and Randy Casstevens, the chief financial officer.

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