Competitor News

Caribou Coffee is being co-branded with Einstein Bros. Bagles beginning with the opening of a new co-branded store in Colorado Springs on Wednesday.  Both entities are owned by private-equity firm Joh. A. Benckiser Group.  The German conglomerate plans to open 20 of the newly co-branded stores this year split with half being conversions and the…

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Cold Stone Talks Dual-branding, New products

The more than 1,450-unit Cold Stone ice cream franchise chain has a slew of new products planned for 2010, including ice cream cookie sandwiches to be sold in four packs. It also plans to continue growing combined units with both candy maker Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory and Canada-based, fast-casual chain Tim Hortons.

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