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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Quiznos Helping Franchisees Lower their Rent

Sandwich chain Quiznos, which has had rocky relations with some of its franchisees in recent years, announced Tuesday it is helping franchisees renegotiate their store leases as a way to reduce their expenses.

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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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