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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Competitor News

Thursday’s Wall Street Journal had a rare interview with the JAB executives. JAB is the centuries old London based family office and private equity firm that has gotten deep into the US consumer space, especially coffee, since 2012. The interview yields a number of helpful insights into the company and its philosophy with one especially…

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Dunkin’ Doings

We want to offer our congratulations to longtime Dunkin’ SVP for US Operations Scott Murphy on his promotion this week to Chief Operating Officer, Dunkin’ Donuts US. With Dunkin’ Brands since 2004, Scott will also assume responsibility for restaurant development and construction. In addition, we want to welcome Rick Colón to Dunkin’ Brands as the…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Dunkin Brands has named the National DCP as their 2016 partner of the year at the 11th annual Dunkin’ Brands Franchisee & Enterprise Awards ceremony held earlier this year in Boston. The National DCP, Dunkin’s Georgia-based franchisee-owned supply cooperative, has received a number of other awards for supply cooperatives recently as well, including being named…

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Dunkin’ Doings

A couple of congratulatory notes this week . . . first to new Dunkin’ Brands CFO Kate Jaspon on having the “interim” removed from her title. Kate was officially named Dunkin’ Brands Chief Financial Officer this week in a press release. In addition, we noted the addition of Robert Sharpe as the President and Chief…

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