JM Smucker Q3 beats Street, signs Green Mountain deal

Rueters reports that J.M. Smucker Co (SJM.N) posted higher-than-expected quarterly earnings as its Folgers coffee business continued to drive improved results, and the company signed a deal to sell coffee packs for Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc’s (GMCR.O) brewers.

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Dunkin’ Donuts turns 60

Canton-based Dunkin’ Brands Inc. celebrated the 60th birthday of Dunkin’ Donuts today at Boston’s Copley Square Plaza. Actor and comedian Lenny Clarke helped Dunkin’ executives blow out birthday candles and sing “Happy Birthday.” Watch the video.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Number One In Customer Loyalty For Fourth Straight Year

Restaurantnews.com reports that as Dunkin’ Donuts commemorates its 60th “BirthDDay,” the brand has earned another cause for celebration. For the fourth straight year, Dunkin’ Donuts, America’s all day, every day stop for coffee and baked goods, has been recognized by the Brand Keys Customer Loyalty Engagement Index as number one in customer loyalty in the coffee category.

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Q&A: Dunkin’ CEO talks 2010 strategy

Christa Hoyland at QSR Magazine interviewed Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis Chriat writes: Nigel Travis has earned his first-year pin as CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, a year marked by his efforts to put his own stamp on the business. He has reorganized the leadership team and is focused on growth by improving operations and franchisee relations — both strategies in which he has experience.

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Hess Opening Self Serve Dunkin Donuts in Mount Airy, NC

Mount Airy News reports that customers of the Wilco on Rockford Street have had trouble gaining access during the past week as construction crews have taken over the parking lot. However, Steve Williams, president of Wilco, hopes the results of the ongoing renovation will be good for business.

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Dunkin’ Launches Donut Contest

Following the famous Hollywood maxim of “They liked it once; they’ll love it twice,” Dunkin’ Donuts said it is reprising its “Create Dunkin’s Next Donut” contest in honor of the Canton chain’s 60th anniversary.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Celebrates 60 Years

Dunkin’ Donuts, founded in 1950, is celebrating 60 years of delicious coffee, donuts, and baked goods, and the brand is inviting customers all around the world to join the party with festivities planned throughout the year. Since its humble beginnings as a coffee and donut shop in the Northeast, Dunkin’ Donuts is now one of the world’s best-known brands.

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Dunkin’ Shoots for Game-Changer

Donna Goodison of the Boston Herald writes that Dunkin’ Donuts hopes to convince energy drink consumers to get their daily jolts of caffeine from its iced java. A new ad campaign suggests energy drink fans should “kick the can” and drink freshly brewed Dunkin’ iced coffee instead of “mass-produced” energy drinks.

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