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10/02/14Krispy Kreme Chief Financial Officer to Retire In Calendar Year 2015
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 2, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced today that after a decade of service to the brand, Chief Financial Officer Douglas R. Muir has notified the Company of his intent to retire in calendar year 2015. The Company will be conducting a comprehensive search to identify his successor. Mr. Muir, 60, is expected to remain in his current role until his successor is in place and to provide ongoing... 
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09/23/14Celebrate National Coffee Day Your Way with Krispy Kreme
FREE Small Coffee and $1 espresso drinks on September 29 at participating US locations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 23, 2014-- Krispy Kreme wants you to celebrate this National Coffee Day your way Monday, September 29th, get a FREE 12oz cup of Krispy Kreme® House, Decaf or Dark Roast coffee, or treat yourself to a 12oz Mocha, Latte or iced coffee for $1 at participating Krispy Kreme US locations. Excludes Puerto Rico. ... 
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09/17/14Krispy Kreme Expands Share Repurchase Authorization by $25 Million to $105 Million
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 17, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced today that its Board of Directors has Directors increased the Company’s current share repurchase program from $80 million to $105 million. The current authorization was originally approved by the Company’s Board of Directors in July 2013, and was increased from $50 million to $80 million earlier this year. Including the increase announced today, there... 
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09/16/14There’s Something Sweet In the Neighborhood... Krispy Kreme & Sony Pictures Consumer Products Celebrate Ghostbusters 30th Milestone Anniversary with Ghostbusters and Stay Puft Marshmallow Doughnuts
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 16, 2014-- Switch on your proton packs because the boys are back in town! Krispy Kreme and Sony Pictures Consumer Products have joined together to mark the 30th Anniversary of the iconic blockbuster motion picture franchise with an exclusive offer of two new marshmallow Kreme™-filled Ghostbuster treats inspired by the supernatural comedy’s sweetest villains. In conjunction with the release of the Ghostbusters 30... 
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09/09/14Krispy Kreme Announces Greater Maryland and Washington DC Area Development Agreement
Krispy Kreme and Monument Restaurants to Bring 20 New Doughnut Shops To MD, DC and Northern VA WINSTON SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2014-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD), today announced that it has signed an agreement with Monument Restaurants VII, LLC, a Virginia limited liability company , for the development of 20 new Krispy Kreme shops in Southern Maryland, Washington, DC , Northern Virginia and nearby counties over the next several ye... 
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09/09/14Krispy Kreme Reports Financial Results for the Second Quarter of Fiscal 2015
Reaffirms Full Year Adjusted EPS Guidance WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 9, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) (the “Company”) today reported financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015, ended August 3, 2014. The Company also reaffirmed its adjusted earnings guidance for the full year. Second Quarter Fiscal 2015 Highlights Compared to the Year-Ago Period: Systemwide store count ros... 
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09/08/14Arrg You Ready For The Talk Like A Pirate Day Giveaway at Krispy Kreme?
Get a FREE Doughnut For Talking Like a Pirate, or Dress Like a Pirate for a Free Dozen on September 19 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 8, 2014-- Friday, September 19, any landlubber who dares to enter a participating Krispy Kreme® US locations and talks like a pirate will score one free Original Glazed® doughnut. To the swashbuckler who wears full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on... 
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09/02/14Savor the Flavors of Fall at Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts
Pumpkin Spice Cake and Pumpkin Cheesecake doughnuts now available at participating locations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 2, 2014-- The deliciously craveable flavors of fall have returned to Krispy Kreme® Doughnuts. Pumpkin Spice Cake and Pumpkin Cheesecake doughnuts are available now through November 27, 2014 at participating Krispy Kreme® US and Canadian locations. The deliciously craveable flavors of fall have returned... 
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08/19/14Sip A Smile with New Krispy Kreme® Coffee in K-Cup® Packs
Krispy Kreme Coffee in K-Cup Packs Now Available Nationwide WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 19, 2014-- Experience the joy of Krispy Kreme® coffee with just the touch of a button. Krispy Kreme Coffee in Smooth and Decaf blends are now available in K-Cup® packs at participating grocers, Krispy Kreme locations, and online at www.Keurig.com. Krispy Kreme Coffee in Smooth and Decaf blends are now available in K-Cup (R) packs at particip... 
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08/12/14Krispy Kreme to Release Second Quarter Results on September 9, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 12, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) plans to release its financial results for the second quarter of fiscal 2015 on Tuesday, September 9, 2014, shortly after the market closes. The Company plans to host a conference call to review the results and management’s outlook for the balance of the year at 4:30 p.m. (ET) that day. A webcast of the conference call will be available at www.krispykre... 
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08/07/14National Smile Week-- Spread the Joy with Fun Face Doughnuts
Krispy Kreme® Fun Face Doughnuts available at participating locations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 7, 2014-- In a world of hustle and bustle, work and traffic, and go go go, couldn’t everyone use a reason to smile? August 11-17, 2014 is National Smile Week and Krispy Kreme® Fun Face Doughnuts are the perfect smile-inducing treat to see, eat and share. Available for a limited time only at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locati... 
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07/15/14Enjoy The Sweet Tastes of The South At Krispy Kreme
New Carrot Cake and Banana Pudding Doughnuts Available at Participating Krispy Kreme Locations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 15, 2014-- Add a little something sweet to your next summer gathering. Krispy Kreme’s new Southern Summer Classics doughnuts feature the authentic flavors of two quintessential Southern favorites. New Carrot Cake and Banana Pudding doughnuts are available now through August 31st at participating Krispy Kreme... 
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07/01/14Celebrating an Original! Happy 77th Birthday to the Original Glazed
Krispy Kreme Marks 77th Birthday with 77 Cents Second Dozen Deal on July 11, 2014 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 1, 2014-- July 13, 2014 marks the 77th birthday of Krispy Kreme® and the iconic Original Glazed® doughnut. On Friday, July 11, in celebration of this sweet occasion, Krispy Kreme is giving its fans the gift of a Dozen Original Glazed doughnuts for 77 cents with the purchase of Any Dozen Doughnuts. Offer valid at ... 
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06/10/14Krispy Kreme Signs Southeast Washington State Development Agreement
Krispy Kreme Partners with CMC&A Foods, LLC to Bring Its Signature Treats to Benton, Franklin and Yakima Counties WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 10, 2014-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD), a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, today announced a development agreement with its newest domestic franchisee, CMC&A Foods LLC, for the development of three Krispy Kreme doughnut shops in Washington’s Benton, Franklin and Yakima Counties over ... 
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06/02/14Krispy Kreme Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2015
Company Reports Highest Quarterly Pretax Income in 10 Years Weather, Infrastructure Investment and Transition Costs Drive Modest Revision to Full Year Outlook WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 2, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) (the “Company”) today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, ended May 4, 2014. The Company also lowered its adjusted earnings per share guidance for the full y... 
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05/28/14Krispy Kreme Appoints Cathleen D. Allred as Senior Vice President Human Resources and Organizational Development
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 28, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE:KKD) today announced the appointment of Cathleen D. Allred as Senior Vice President — Human Resources and Organizational Development. Reporting to President and CEO Tony Thompson, Ms. Allred will succeed Ken Hudson, who recently announced plans to retire. Ms. Allred assumes her new role immediately. “We are fortunate to have a proven and experienced leader lik... 
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05/27/14Who Wants a Free Doughnut With No Purchase Necessary?
Stop in to a participating Krispy Kreme on National Doughnut Day for a FREE doughnut of any variety. No purchase necessary. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 27, 2014-- Whether it’s powdered, filled or a hot Original Glazed®, stop in for a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme. In honor of National Doughnut Day, on Friday, June 6, stop in to any Krispy Kreme US or Canadian location for a FREE doughnut of any variety--including its world famous Orig... 
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05/20/14Krispy Kreme Batter Doughnuts: Because Batter is the Best Part!
New Brownie Batter and Birthday Cake Batter Doughnuts Now Available at participating Krispy Kreme locations. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2014-- Krispy Kreme is bringing you the irresistible, fresh-from-the-spoon flavor of batter in two tempting new treats. Celebrate a special occasion, or an everyday occasion with Krispy Kreme’s New Brownie Batter Doughnuts and Birthday Cake Batter Doughnuts. Available for a limited time only... 
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05/14/14Krispy Kreme Celebrates 600th International Location
Carolina, Puerto Rico Shop To Open May 17 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 14, 2014-- Krispy Kreme® is celebrating the opening of its 600th international store. On May 17, in recognition of this global milestone, the international sweet treat retailer and its Puerto-Rico based franchise partner, Caribbean Glaze Corporation, plan to host a grand opening celebration at the new shop located at State Road #3, Km. 8.6, Carolina, Puerto Ric... 
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05/13/14Krispy Kreme Appoints Tony Thompson as President and Chief Executive Officer
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced today that its Board of Directors has appointed Anthony N. (“Tony”) Thompson, age 47, as President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 1, 2014. Mr. Thompson is expected to be appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors in the near future. James H. Morgan, age 66, will continue to serve the Company on a full-time basis as its Ex... 
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05/13/14Krispy Kreme Names VML as Global Digital Agency Partner
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 13, 2014-- Following an extensive search and review period, Krispy Kreme has appointed VML as its global digital agency partner. Known for creating best-in-class digital experiences for such iconic brands as Kellogg’s, Kleenex, Gatorade, Dell and Southwest Airlines, VML will assist Krispy Kreme in the strategic development and implementation of worldwide fan engagement. “Krispy Kreme has be... 
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05/07/14Krispy Kreme to Release Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Results and Discuss Management’s Outlook for the Full Year on June 2, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) plans to release its financial results for the first quarter fiscal 2015 on Monday, June 2, 2014, shortly after the market closes. The Company plans to host a conference call to review the results and management’s outlook for the balance of the year at 4:30 p.m. (ET) that day. A webcast of the conference call will be available at www.krispykreme.com. ... 
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05/06/14Flowers for Mom from Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme Springtime Flower Doughnuts Available Just in Time for Mother’s Day WINSTON SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2014-- This Mother’s Day, let your MOM know that she's the sweetest with a bunch of Springtime Flower Doughnuts from Krispy Kreme®. Available May 5 through May 11 only at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locations. This Mother's Day, let your MOM know that she's the sweetest with a bunch of Springtime ... 
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04/22/14A Dozen Ways To Honor Your Everyday Heroes
Pick up a Dozen for You and Honor Your Hero with Your FREE Second Dozen From Krispy Kreme WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 22, 2014-- Nothing says ‘You’re My Hero’ like a dozen sweet treats from Krispy Kreme. Krispy Kreme® wants to help you celebrate the everyday heroes in your life with a sweet Hero Appreciation Day deal. On April 28, purchase a dozen doughnuts and get a FREE dozen of Original Glazed® doughnuts to share with your fa... 
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04/04/14Krispy Kreme Gets Revved Up for 45 Days of Heart-Pounding Philanthropic Fun
Krispy Kreme Annual Drive For 45 Campaign for Victory Junction Starts April 5th at Participating Locations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 4, 2014-- For six consecutive years, fans of Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee have helped to provide life-changing summer camping experiences for children with chronic or serious illnesses through donations to the Krispy Kreme Drive for 45 Campaign. Benefiting the Victory Junction Camp in Randle... 
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03/31/14Oh My Oh My! It’s A Pie Doughnut
Key Lime Pie and Caramel Dutch Apple Pie Doughnuts Available Now at Participating Krispy Kreme Locations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 31, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Pie Doughnuts capture the warmth, aroma, taste, and nostalgic goodness of two classic pie flavors. Krispy Kreme Key Lime Pie and new Caramel Dutch Apple Pie Doughnuts are available now through May 18 at participating Krispy Kreme® US and Canadian locations. While supplies la... 
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03/19/14Hot News Now! Krispy Kreme Launches New Online Newsroom
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2014-- Krispy Kreme, a global retailer of sweet treats has launched a new online newsroom on its newly enhanced website at www.krispykreme.com. The new online newsroom is designed to provide a user-friendly tool for journalists and bloggers to access up to date content and multimedia resources for broadcast, print and online coverage featuring Krispy Kreme news, shops and products. “Our goal i... 
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03/18/14Krispy Kreme Senior Vice President of Human Resources to Retire
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 18, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced today that Senior Vice President Kenneth J. Hudson will retire from the Company by the end of the year. Hudson, 63, joined Krispy Kreme in October 2003 and has served as Senior Vice President – Human Resources and Organizational Development since February 2005. During his tenure, Hudson has been responsible for leadership development, t... 
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03/12/14KRISPY KREME REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL YEAR ENDED FEBRUARY 2, 2014
Adjusted Net Income Rises 37% for the Quarter and 31% for the Year Raises Fiscal 2015 Diluted EPS Guidance to Reflect Growth of 20% to 30% Increases Share Repurchase Authorization to $80 Million WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 12, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) (the “Company”) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 2, 2014, and raised its diluted EPS gu... 
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02/19/14Krispy Kreme to Release Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2014 Results and Discuss Management’s Outlook for Fiscal 2015 on March 12, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2014-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) plans to release its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 2, 2014 on Wednesday, March 12, 2014, shortly after the market closes. The Company plans to host a conference call to review the results and management’s outlook for fiscal 2015 at 4:30 p.m. (ET) that day. A live webcast of the conference call will be available ... 
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02/18/14New Krispy Kreme Coffee-Flavored Doughnuts: A Hint of Coffee in Every Bite
Mocha Kreme and Caramel Coffee Kreme doughnuts available at Participating Locations WINSTON SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2014-- Moist, sweet and irresistible-with a hint of coffee flavors in every bite. New Krispy Kreme Mocha Kreme™ doughnuts and Caramel Coffee Kreme™ doughnuts will perk up any occasion. Krispy Kreme® Lotta Latte doughnuts are available at participating Krispy Kreme US and Canadian locations now through March 30, 201... 
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02/10/14The Joy of Krispy Kreme Comes to Keurig
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. and Krispy Kreme Announce Multiyear Partnership WATERBURY, Vt. & WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. (GMCR) (NASDAQ: GMCR), a leader in specialty coffee and coffeemakers with its innovative Keurig® brewing technology, and Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD), a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, announce the companies have reached a multiyear agreement to bring Krispy Kreme® signature coffee... 
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02/04/14New Krispy Kreme Ready-To-Drink Iced Coffee Coming to Select Walmart Stores
Krispy Kreme Original Glazed and Mocha Iced Coffees Available at US Walmart Locations- February 10th WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Inspired by the signature blends and flavors available at its world famous doughnut and coffee shops, Krispy Kreme's great tasting iced coffees are coming to consumers in new ready-to-drink bottles. Starting February 10th, ready-to-drink varieties of Krispy Kreme® Original Glazed Iced Coffee and Krispy Kreme Mocha Iced Coffee will be available ... 
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02/03/14Krispy Kreme Appoints Dan Beem As President -- International
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE:  KKD) announced today that Dan Beem will be joining Krispy Kreme as Senior Vice President of the Company and President – International later this month.  Mr. Beem, age 44, will report to President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Morgan, and will be responsible for the Company's International Franchise business segment.  Mr. Beem succeeds Jeff Welch, who has left the Company. Mr. Beem has over 20 years' exper... 
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01/27/14Say Something Sweet with Krispy Kreme Hearts, Hugs and Kisses Valentine's Doughnuts
XOXO and Heart shaped Doughnuts Available through Valentine's Day at Participating Locations WINSTON SALEM, N.C., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This Valentine's Day, be sweet to someone special with a box full of hugs and kisses, and heart-shaped deliciousness from Krispy Kreme.  Krispy Kreme® Sprinkled Heart, Valentine Sprinkles, Chocolate Iced Heart, and new Hugs and Kisses doughnuts are available January 27 through February 14th at participating Krispy Kreme® US and Canadian locations. ... 
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01/23/14Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation Signs Development Agreement for the Guangdong Province
Haiya Group to Bring Krispy Kreme's Signature Treats to Key Cities Including Guangzhou and Shenzen WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) announced today that it has signed a multiyear development agreement for the Guangdong Province of China with Haiya Group.  Under the agreement, Krispy Kreme's newest international franchise partner expects to develop 23 stores over the next five years.  "Haiya Group is one of the leading retail companies in Guangdon... 
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01/21/14Krispy Kreme Plans Southern California Expansion
Existing Franchise Partner Plans 20 New Shops in Next Seven Years WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) announced today that it has signed a development agreement with existing franchisee Great Circle Family Foods, LLC, to develop 20 new doughnut shops in Southern California over the next seven years. A Krispy Kreme franchise partner since 1998, Great Circle Family Foods currently operates 11 Krispy Kreme shops in Southern California, making it the Co... 
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01/06/14Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. to Present at the 16th Annual ICR XChange Conference on January 13, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) will be presenting on Monday, January 13, 2014 at the 16th Annual  ICR XChange Conference at the Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando, Florida.  The presentation is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. (EST) and will be webcast at the Company's website, www.krispykreme.com.    Investors and interested parties may listen to a live webcast of this presentation by visiting the Company's website at www.KrispyKreme.com ... 
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