A Night to Remember: Joy in Childhood Foundation

This past holiday season, the Dunkin’ Brands Joy in Childhood Foundation celebrated #GivingTuesday in a big way, announcing $2 million in grants to 150 nonprofit groups that bring joy to children battling hunger or illness. Earlier in November, the Foundation’s Mid-Atlantic chapter held its second annual gala at the Edison Ballroom in Times Square, featuring…

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Dunkin’ Doings

There’s a few new faces settling in at Dunkin’ headquarters and a few other changing their titles. This past week, Dunkin announced the promotions of Tom Manchester and Jonathan Biggs to Senior Vice President, Integrated Marketing, Dunkin’ US and Vice President, Operations, Baskin-Robbins US & Canada, respectively. In addition, the appointment of Rick Gestring, formerly…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Dunkin Brands reported earnings on Thursday, and the stock market liked the new product, new brand themes and strategy themes, even though the actual numbers were lackluster. Dave Hoffmann spoke to US Dunkin’ and Baskin trends, while Nigel Travis had just a few words on International. DD comps were plus 1.3%, just a touch under…

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Coffee Cancer Case Percolating Again

For the past couple of months, the hope existed that litigation pending in a Los Angeles Superior Court would ultimately be dismissed after the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) recommended coffee retailers be exempted from California Proposition 65 requirements to include a cancer warning on coffee. Public comments included an endorsement of…

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Dunkin’ Runs on David

The big news for the Dunkin’ franchise owner community this week was the official announcement that David Hoffman has taken over as new CEO of Dunkin’ Brands effective immediately and on behalf of DDIFO and her many members, I want to sincerely congratulate him on his promotion and wish him well in his new role!…

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Miscellaneous

The big news in the coffee space this week was the announcement that Starbucks Executive Chairman Howard Schultz was stepping down amid rumors that he’s considering a presidential bid in 2020. Beyond that, we noted the company also announced it will expand its Mercato foods to go to its 300 Los Angeles stores and of…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Dunkin’ Brands recently announced the appointment of Drayton Martin to the position of Vice President for Brand Stewardship. Martin, who comes to Dunkin’ from MullenLowe and brings more than 20 years of marketing and advertising experience, will report to CMO Tony Weisman, Dunkin’ Donuts US. Elsewhere, Dunkin’ Brands alum and former President of Dunkin’ Brands…

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Dunkin’ Brands: A Three Dimensional View

Franchisees know how complicated their businesses are in the hyper competitive US market place. Competition for customers, employees, good sites and money, as well as for great franchisee partners and the attention of the Brand is great. We have your opportunity in New Orleans to hear from and ask questions of 3 experts with 3…

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Dunkin’ Doings

We want to welcome Dunkin’ Brands’ new Vice President for Digital and Loyalty Marketing Stephanie Meltzer-Paul to the Dunkin’ community. Stephanie brings 20 years of experience in customer loyalty and digital marketing, most recently from BJ’s Wholesale Club and Starwood Hotels. Welcome, Stephanie!

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