Other Restrictions Effective with the New Year

Elsewhere around the nation there are other laws that have taken effect with the flip of the calendar and we want to ensure you’re aware of them as well. Hairstyle or hair texture is now considered protected under New Jersey anti-discrimination laws after the CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair Act)…

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Miscellaneous

Cybersecurity issues and data breaches unfortunately continue to make news across the country with one of the recent examples being Caribou Coffee. It was reported earlier this month that some 265 Caribou Coffee stores suffered a data breach in late November, just a month after Dunkin’ suffered a similar breach in October. A host of…

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Competitor News

At its recent annual stockholders meeting, Starbucks announced that it had expanded its food selections and grown the category of the years, with revenue from food increasing 15 percent from 2016 to 2017 and 1.5 times since 2013. Further, they plan to double food sales, which now account for 21 percent of US sales, by…

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Little State, Big Change

The nation’s second smallest state last week joined some of the country’s largest by significantly increasing the requirements on businesses in the case of a cybersecurity breach. Delaware Governor John Carney signed House bill 180 into law last week extending cybersecurity protections. The new law, which takes effect next April, requires businesses that have experienced…

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Miscellaneous

So, for those who are caught up in the new Pokémon Go fad, McDonalds is making a major move by partnering with the game developer, Niantic, to make all McDonalds store in Japan a PokéStop.  A PokéStop is a location where players can have the Pokémon they have already captured battle each other.  The game,…

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Miscellaneous

With many caught up in the new Pokémon Go fad, McDonalds is making a major move by partnering with the game developer, Niantic, to make all McDonalds store in Japan a PokéStop.  A PokéStop is a location where players can have the Pokémon they have already captured battle each other.  The game, which uses a cell…

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Home Depot Scoreboard Hits $62 Million

It is now estimated that the data breach at Home Depot discovered earlier this month will end up costing the home improvement giant as much as $62 million!  The company this week reported they had identified the malware responsible for the breech and that the personal information of some 56 million customers had been compromised.  Sadly,…

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Blackjack for Your Business

I had planned to write a great article for this issue using the parable “Six Blind Men and an Elephant” to highlight how franchise owners from different regions within the Dunkin’ footprint may individually face different issues – development, price points, supply or something else – and how those issues can influence how they see…

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Roll Call of Data Breaches Continues

It seems almost a weekly occurrence lately, but another major business admitted that it was likely a victim of a data breach – this time a franchise concept!  Dairy Queen announced this week that a number of their stores may have been hacked and that some of their customer’s confidential information was compromised.  Each individual store that…

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