Dunkin’ Donuts Lending a Hand to Veterans

QSR Magazine reports that Dunkin’ Donuts is teaming with Veterans Advantage to offer special discounts to members of the Veterans Advantage benefit program, a national organization for all who serve, including U.S. Military, Veterans, National Guard, Reservists, and their family members.

Read More »

Inside Wall Street: Need a Java Jolt? Try Smucker

Daily Finance reports that J.M. Smucker (SJM) has long been known as a jam and peanut butter brand. But as coffee continues to be the popular everyday beverage for millions of Americans, Smucker has lately emerged as an unlikely java play — with due apologies to Starbucks (SBUX). Founded in 1897 as a food and beverage company, Smucker is no longer just about fruit spreads, cooking oil, juices and baking ingredients. Thanks to its November 2008 acquisition of Folger’s from Procter & Gamble (PG), it has become more of a hot coffee company, giving it a fresh and more flavorful image on Wall Street.

Read More »

The Mysterious Case of the Missing $3 Trillion

Suzanne McGee writes at Portfolio.com that the financial crisis has changed the way people think about risk. At the end of every three-month period, data providers crunch through a mountain of information about stock and bond deals, M&A activity, and all kinds of other financing to produce the much-scrutinized “league tables.” And the final weeks of December were no exception, as Jody Drulard and his team at Dealogic LLC scrambled to put together a summary of Wall Street’s dealmaking for the watershed year of 2009. But instead of looking at what Wall Street firms had done in 2009 (notably, a big rebound in debt issuance that earned $18.2 billion in fees for investment banks and banks globally), Drulard found himself pondering what wasn’t showing up on the league tables he was compiling. Specifically, that missing $3 trillion or so of capital that Wall Street had raised every year for most of the first decade of the 21st century.

Read More »

Time to Ditch the Donuts?

Linda Tischler in Fast Company asks the question: Can an old New England pastry purveyor find new life as a hip coffee shop? Dunkin’ Donuts plans to give Starbucks a run for its latte. This article was posted on the Fast Company website on Wed Dec 19, 2007 at 7:48 AM. The article is from Issue 89 which was published in December 2004.

Read More »

Bain Gets Poor Moody’s Review

Jerry Kronenberg writes in the Boston Herald that former U.S. Senate hopeful Steve Pagliuca is touting one-time rival Martha Coakley’s job-creation credentials, but a new study questions his own firm’s ability to turn companies around. Moody’s recently ranked Boston-based Bain Capital – where Pagliuca serves as a managing director – the fifth-worst major private-equity firm in terms of buying businesses and saddling them with risky debts.

Read More »

Access to Money Selected by Dunkin’ Brands as a Provider of ATMs for Franchisees

Access to Money, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: AEMI), one of the largest providers and non-bank operators of ATMs in the United States, has been selected by Dunkin’ Brands as one of only two approved vendors to offer ATM machines to its Dunkin’ Donuts network of franchisees. The ATM program will be available to franchisees in New York and may expand to additional markets in 2010.

Read More »