Joy in Childhood Foundation Events

As we come out of the coronavirus pandemic isolation, it seems timely to remind ourselves of ways we can help support others who’ve not been as fortunate. One perfect way would be to support the Joy in Childhood Foundation (JiCF). Next Wednesday, July 14 is the deadline to register for next Saturday’s Polo for Joy…

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Annual Dues Collection

For Dunkin’ franchise owners looking to join DDIFO for 2019 and have the National DCP process their annual membership investment must complete the NDCP authorization of DDIFO dues payment survey before the close of business today, February 1. Franchise owner members who have previously authorized the payments need not do anything and your membership investment…

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Annual Dues Collection

Dunkin’ franchise owners should have received a notice from the National DCP this week advising that DCP authorization of DDIFO dues payments is now open until February 1. Franchise owner members who have previously authorized the payments need not do anything and the dues will renew. Those who want to have the DCP make their…

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Dunkin’ Doings

We were pleased to note that Dunkin’ has joined The Sustainable Coffee Challenge, a collaborative effort among companies, governments, NGOs, research institutions and others dedicated to making the coffee sector fully sustainable. In partnership with the franchisee-owned National DCP, the Dunkin’ supply cooperative, the chain will donate a percentage of sales from every pound of…

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Dunkin’ Doings

Arguably, the big news coming out of the Dunkin’ Brands global convention last week was the decision to change the name to Dunkin’ across the footprint effective in January. However, it was also announced that the National DCP has inked a five-year agreement with World Coffee Research (WRC) to support coffee sustainability efforts by the…

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Delivering the Goods

Of the many notable discussions featured at the DDIFO National Conference, one that got especially heated centered on the National DCP and overall supply chain trends. Attorney Sarah Walters, special counsel for Foley & Lardner, explained why supply chain management is so integral to a successful franchised system. She said increased regulatory and product liability…

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Miscellaneous

Small business confidence continues to build according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) as their monthly optimism index for February rose to a total score of 107.6, one of the highest ever. Respondents’ confidence was up across all of the 10 categories that the survey measures, with the one significant red flag being…

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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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Miscellaneous

We want to offer well-deserved congratulations to National DCP CEO Scott Carter on his selection by Food Logistics as one of its Rock Stars of the Supply Chain award winners for 2017. Carter was credited specifically with generating more than $340 million in cumulative savings for members and improving perfect order metrics by more than…

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