Dunkin’ Donuts Sprays Coffee Scent on Buses in South Korea

The chain is using ‘Flavor Radio’ to boost sales by releasing the scent of  coffee when its jingle is played Remember Smell-O-Vision, an idea that could have been great but just wasn’t? Dunkin’ Donuts has harnessed this idea and is now using it in Seoul, South Korea, in order to increase coffee sales, reports BostInno.…

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Dunkin Brands CMO John Costello Shares His Recipe For Growth

The man in charge of generating demand for the Dunkin’s brands is John Costello, GlobalChief Marketing and Innovation Officer. Costello was previously CMO of Home Depot, Sears and Pepsi. He started his career with Procter & Gamble, where I first met him almost 30 years ago, when he managed P&G’s shampoo business and I was his agency counterpart. Avi Dan writes at Forbes.com read more…

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Dunkin’ Brands: Menu, marketing drive 3Q sales growth

Nation’s Restaurant News reports that Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc., parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, reported Tuesday a decline in third-quarter income, driven by expenses surrounding its initial public offering in July, but discussed positive sales trends and aggressive expansion plans.

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Two Bain Capital Partners Get an Early Holiday Gift from Dunkin’ Brands

Lisa van der Pool of the Boston Business Journal reports that Dunkin’ Brands(DNKN) is brewing a cup of holiday cheer for a pair of private equity investors at Boston’s Bain Capital. Bain managing directors Andrew Balson and Mark Nunnelly are among a selkect group of executives, former executives and directors who are free to sell shares they personally hold in the company as of Wednesday – about two months ahead of scheduled end of a lock-up period on such sales.

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Dunkin’ Donuts Cracks Down on Franchisees

Eric Convey, the Managing Editor of the Boston Business Journal, reports that Dunkin’ Donuts .. Wednesday sued a handful of franchisees in the Hudson Valley of New York and Western Massachusetts, alleging they violated requirements that they remodel their restaurants according to the company’s guidelines.

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Dunkin’ Brands Releases First Social Responsibility Report

Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, published Serving Responsibly, the company’s first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. The report offers a detailed overview of Dunkin’ Brands’ current CSR initiatives as well as key areas of focus for the future, such as nutrition, sourcing and packaging.

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A Confidential Advisory to DDIFO Members!

As we are sure you know by now, Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. has become a publicly traded company (DNKN: NASDAQ). As franchisees, you should be aware of issues that may arise if you elect to buy or sell shares of DNKN, or simply based on your continuing status as a franchisee. DDIFO Membership Required. If you are having trouble logging please send an email to loginhelp@ddifo.org

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