Away from earnings reports and the like, there were a number of other announcements recently that we thought we would pass along to you. Gloria Jeans, the California-based specialty coffee company continues its expansion with a new franchise agreement to open 5 new stores including a kiosk in the RDU Galleria North Carolina. The company currently claims 60 stores in operation nationally. North Carolina based Duck Donuts announced that it is launching a new item today, November 1, World Vegan Day (who knew?) with the Vegan Donut hitting its shelves. Fittingly, the vegan cake-based donut with vegan friendly toppings will only be available at the company stores in Orange County, California.