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Dunkin’ Donuts Expands In Texas

Franchise opportunities throughout Texas remain available and new markets may be added soon. Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a multi-unit store development agreement with three franchise groups to develop 25 new restaurants in Texas over the next several years.  Locations targeted for development include the following:   •            521 Interests LTD plan to develop 16 restaurants in

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Chicken That’s Kickin’

Brakebush Brothers announces its newest chicken sensations: Cayenne Kickers breaded fillets and wings. Cayenne Kickers feature a tongue-tingling cayenne pepper breading that lightly coats each piece. The spice is mixed right in the breading, so there’s no messy sauce to deal with. This high-quality chicken is fully cooked for easy prep. The fillets feature whole

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Mars Expands Marketing Partnership With Six Flags

“The addition of the other brands in the Mars Chocolate North America portfolio will foster new and creative promotions,” notes Six Flags spokesperson. Mars Chocolate North America and Six Flags Entertainment Corp. have announced an expanded partnership agreement that will build on their successful three-year relationship through 2013.    Following Mars’ first-ever M&M’S Day at

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Starbucks Branches Into Beer, Wine

New Chicago area stores to feature upscale menu, spirits and live entertainment. Starbucks plans to open up to seven stores featuring beer and wine in addition to coffee in the Chicago area by the end of 2012, the Chicago Tribune reported. The Seattle-based coffee giant has been testing a more community-oriented store concept to improve

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Regular and Menthol E-Cigarettes

Convenience Valet and Advantage Sales & Marketing have entered into a strategic alliance with Finiti e-cigarettes to represent and distribute the company’s electronic cigarette products. Finiti e-cigarettes will now be available through many distribution partners, including Core-Mark, Eby-Brown, Grocery Supply Co., H.T. Hackney Co., DOT Foods, LibertyUSA and C.D. Hartnett Co. These partnerships will extend

7-Eleven Hires Presslink Printing Ltd.

7-Eleven Inc. recently awarded two of its print management and print fulfillment contracts to a new single-source provider. Chris Hetterich, president of Dallas-based Presslink Printing Ltd., led a collaborative effort with one of his long-time print supply chain partners to secure the business. The team of printing and fulfillment industry veterans replaced two incumbent 7-Eleven

Register Now for IRI’s 2010 Retail Summit

Innovation will differentiate the winners from the losers in this crowded retail marketplace. IRI’s Summit 2010 will enable retailers to identify innovative ways to use valuable insights to drive profitability and growth in the current economy, how to understand and predict shopper behavior across channels and geographies and learn best practices for profitable pricing and

Focused on the Franchise

BP At a Glance BP is one of the largest integrated oil companies in the world, with an estimated global market share of around 3% of oil & gas production and 4% of refining capacity in the major global markets in which it operates. Its U.S. retailing brands are BP, ARCO and ampm. Global sales:

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