The tong war between Tim Horton’s and its own franchisees continued in a big way this past week with the RBI-owned brand moving against a franchisee in Cape Bretton and stripping the franchise owner of his 4 franchises. The franchisor claimed that franchisee David Hughes, who also happens to serve as the head of the Great White North Franchise Association, violated the confidentiality clause of his franchise agreement by providing information to the news media. In other news, we noted that J.M Smucker finally closed on the $375 million sale of its baking business (including its Pillsbury brand) to Hometown Food Company, a wholly owned company of private equity funds, Brynwood Partners VII and VIII. In its August 21 analysis of the deal, the Wall Street Journal noted that Dunkin’ Donuts Keurig cups were one of the bright spots in the Smucker portfolio of products.