Press Releases

  • 8/2/16 11:21 am EDT

    10 shops to open over the next five years

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., today announced a development agreement with Inversiones DBA-KKD de Costa Rica, SRL (“Inversiones”) to open 10 Krispy Kreme shops in Costa Rica in the next five years. “Costa Rica’s rapid market growth and consumer demand for sweet treats makes this the perfect time for Krispy Kreme to expand in the country,” said Dan Beem, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ Senior Vice President and President – International. “Ourmore...
  • 7/27/16 1:26 pm EDT
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) (“Krispy Kreme” or the “Company”) and JAB Beech Inc. (“JAB Beech”), an indirect controlled subsidiary of JAB Holding Company (“JAB”), today announced the successful completion of the acquisition of Krispy Kreme by JAB Beech. The acquisition was announced on May 9, 2016, and the transaction closed and became effective today following the vote by shareholders of the Company to approve the deal at a specialmore...
  • 7/15/16 6:00 am EDT

    Three new doughnuts, beverage available now through August 28

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Be a world traveler with just one bite! Krispy Kreme Doughnuts today announced new menu items, including the Crème Brûleé doughnut, the Tiramisu doughnut, the Churro doughnut and the Frozen Dulce de Leche drink. These internationally-inspired treats are available now through Aug. 28 at participating shops in the U.S. and Canada. “With a presence in 27 countries around the world, Krispy Kreme is truly a global brand, and we takemore...
  • 7/6/16 6:00 am EDT

    Birthday treat for guests on July 13

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Krispy Kreme Doughnuts will celebrate its 79th birthday in a seriously sweet way. On July 13, Krispy Kreme customers who buy any dozen doughnuts at regular price can then also buy a second dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts for 79 cents at participating shops in the U.S. and Canada. “Krispy Kreme is a classic American brand with generations of fans,” said Jackie Woodward, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ Chief Marketing Officer. “We are notmore...
  • 5/31/16 5:25 pm EDT
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) (the “Company”) today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2017, ended May 1, 2016. Recent Developments As previously announced, on May 8, 2016, the Company entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Cotton Parent, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“Cotton”), Cotton Merger Sub Inc., a North Carolina corporation and a wholly-ownedmore...
  • 5/25/16 9:00 am EDT

    Free doughnut and chance to donate at participating shops

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Get ready for the sweetest day of the year! Krispy Kreme Doughnuts today announced a partnership with The Salvation Army for National Doughnut Day. On Friday, June 3, customers will receive a free doughnut of their choice and have an opportunity to donate directly to The Salvation Army at participating shops in the U.S. and Canada. Held annually on the first Friday of June, Doughnut Day was established by The Salvation Army in 1938 tomore...
  • 5/16/16 6:00 am EDT

    Jolly Rancher Chillers®, two new doughnuts now available

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Your classic summertime treats are getting a tantalizing revamp. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., today announced a sweet new line of classic summer treats. The Cherry Pie doughnut, Strawberry Shortcake doughnut and Jolly Rancher Chillers are available now through July 10 at participating U.S. shops. “These summertime offerings are inspired by the very things that make this season so special in America,” said Tony Thompson, Presidentmore...
  • 5/13/16 6:00 am EDT
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., (NYSE:KKD) today announced a partnership with TSW Foods, LLC, to bring Krispy Kreme® brand packaged sweet treats such as snack bags, honey buns and single serve pies to convenience stores across the United States. “We are thrilled to offer a line of Krispy Kreme snack items, many of which are differentiated with our Original Glaze® flavor,” said Mark LaBrecque, VP Domestic Marketing, Licensing and Consumermore...
  • 5/9/16 8:15 am EDT

    Krispy Kreme to Become a Privately Owned Company Operating Independently

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) (“Krispy Kreme” or the “Company”) and JAB Beech Inc., an indirect controlled subsidiary of JAB Holding Company (“JAB”) in which BDT Capital Partners is a minority investor alongside JAB, today announced that the companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which JAB Beech will acquire Krispy Kreme for $21 per share in cash, or a total equity value of approximately $1.35 billion. Themore...
  • 4/25/16 1:08 pm EDT
    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Krispy Kreme Doughnuts (NYSE:KKD) today announced a line of Coffee Thins™ available now at participating Wal-Mart, Food Lion, Southeast Grocers and Southeast Circle K convenience store locations in the U.S. This revolutionary edible coffee treat comes in three classic Krispy Kreme flavors, including Original Glazed®, Caramel Macchiato and Cappuccino. Krispy Kreme Coffee Thins are manufactured and distributed by Tierra Nueva,more...

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