Singular pursuit: Dunkin’ Donuts tests expansion in home market

Katie Johnston Chase reports in The Boston Globe that earlier this week in a limited number of local stores, the Canton-based company started selling Dunkin’ One Cup, individual packets of coffee used in single-cup home brewers. “It’s a great way to get more people drinking more Dunkin’ coffee,’’ said Karen Raskopf, senior vice president of communications at Dunkin’ Donuts, who declined to say which or how many stores are participating in the test.

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Franchisee Association Suing Edible Arrangements

The lawsuit filed by the EA Independent Franchisee Association contends that Edible Arrangements, which makes “floral” fruit arrangements, has altered its business arrangement with its franchisees over the last several years, said Justin Klein, a New Jersey-based lawyer representing the group. As a result, the franchisees claim they have seen expenses increase because of new mandates implemented by Edible Arrangements

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