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07/21/15Three New Krispy Kreme Ready-to-Drink Iced Coffee Flavors Now Available in Grocery Stores Nationwide
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 21, 2015-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) today announced that three of its ready-to-drink iced coffee flavors – mocha, vanilla and caramel – are now available in the refrigerated section and beverage aisles of participating grocery, convenience and mass merchants stores nationwide. These flavors are available in individual 10 oz. or take home 32 oz. sizes. This Smart News Release features multimedia. View the full r... 
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06/30/15Celebrate Krispy Kreme’s 78th Birthday With a 78 Cents Second Dozen
July 10, 2015, Krispy Kreme Celebrates its 78th Birthday with Birthday Cake Batter treats and a 78 Cents Second Dozen at participating U.S. locations. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 30, 2015-- #HBDKrispyKreme. Krispy Kreme is celebrating its 78th Birthday with a special gift for its U.S. fans. Friday, July 10, 2015, stop into a participating Krispy Kreme® U.S. shop and pick up a dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts for 78 cents with th... 
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06/23/15Eight New Krispy Kreme Shops Coming to the Greater Chicago Area
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 23, 2015-- In its continuing effort to meet the growing demand around the country for its signature sweet treats, including its Original Glazed® doughnut, Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) today announced it has signed a development agreement with Chicagoland Restaurants, LLC., to open eight shops in downtown Chicago and throughout Cook County, Ill., over the next few years. “There’s a high demand for Krisp... 
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06/10/15Krispy Kreme Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter of Fiscal 2016
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 10, 2015-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) (the “Company”) today reported financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2016, ended May 3, 2015 and updated its adjusted EPS outlook for fiscal 2016 (ending January 31, 2016) to a range of $0.80 to $0.85. First Quarter Fiscal 2016 Highlights Compared to the Year-Ago Period: Systemwide store count rose 17.3% since the first qua... 
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06/09/15Enter To Win A Krispy Kreme Pop Up Experience in Your Town
Krispy Kreme marks its 78th Birthday with a pop-up shop party sweepstakes and 78 cents second dozen deal for its fans WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 9, 2015-- It’s Krispy Kreme’s 78th Birthday and you could win a Krispy Kreme® Experience for your hometown! Starting June 8, 2015, tweet a creative, imaginative, or compelling photo, video or shout-out (s/o) depicting why your city, state, or hometown should #WinKrispyKreme. Your entry ... 
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06/05/15NC State Student Wins Free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for Life
Breana Smallwood of Fuquay-Varina, N.C. Wins a Lifetime Supply of Her Favorite Sweet Treats in Superhero Selfie Contest WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 5, 2015-- On April 28, 2015, in celebration of National Superhero Day, Krispy Kreme offered its fans a chance to score the ultimate prize of Free Doughnuts for Life by posting and sharing a photo of themselves and their favorite “superhero” using #superheroselfie. Thousands rose to t... 
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06/04/15Krispy Kreme Announces Partnership to Bring its Doughnuts To Troops and Military Families Throughout Europe
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 4, 2015-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) today announced a partnership with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) that will bring its one-of-a-kind sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed doughnuts, to U.S. military bases throughout much of Europe. Through a licensing agreement, AAFES’ largest production plant in the world in Gruenstadt, Germany will produce and distribute fresh Krispy ... 
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05/26/15Krispy Kreme Celebrates National Doughnut Day
Get one free doughnut of any variety on Friday, June 5 at participating Krispy Kreme® Locations. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2015-- Krispy Kreme is celebrating one of the sweetest holidays of the year with a free treat for its fans. On Friday, June 5, 2015, in honor of National Doughnut Day, guests will be treated to one FREE doughnut of any variety at participating Krispy Kreme® US and Canadian store locations. ... 
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05/21/15Krispy Kreme Signs Development Agreements For 11 Shops in Arkansas, Montana, Illinois and Kentucky
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2015-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) today announced it has signed development agreements to open 11 Krispy Kreme shops in Arkansas, Montana, Illinois and Kentucky over the next several years. “We are excited to be able to expand our presence in these areas and do so with top-quality franchisees,” said Patricia Perry, Krispy Kreme’s Vice President, US Franchise Development. “These operators have a great ... 
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05/20/15Krispy Kreme to Release Fiscal 2016 First Quarter Results on June 10, 2015
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 20, 2015-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) plans to release its first quarter fiscal 2016 financial results on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 after the market closes and will host a conference call at 5:00 p.m. (ET) that day. A webcast of the conference call will be available at www.krispykreme.com. The conference call also can be accessed over the phone by dialing (877) 407-0784 or, for interna... 
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05/19/15Krispy Kreme Southern Classics: Treats Inspired By the Sweet Tastes of the South
New Lemon Kreme Cake Doughnut and Peach Pie Doughnut Now Available at Participating Krispy Kreme® US and Canada Locations WINSTON SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 19, 2015-- Bring the sweet tastes of the South to your next summer gathering. Krispy Kreme’s Southern Classics doughnuts are inspired by the authentic taste of two deliciously sweet and tangy Southern favorites. The new Lemon Kreme Cake doughnut and Peach Pie doughnut are available... 
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05/18/15Krispy Kreme to Expand its Presence to Africa By Opening 31 Shops in South Africa Over the Next Five Years
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2015-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) today announced it has signed a development agreement with KK Doughnuts SA (Pty) Ltd., to open 31 Krispy Kreme shops in South Africa over the next five years. This marks the company’s first venture into Africa. “From Asia to the Middle East to now Africa, the global demand for Krispy Kreme and its signature sweet treats continues to grow,” said Dan Beem, Krispy Kr... 
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05/07/15Krispy Kreme Signs Development Agreement To Open 12 Shops in Guatemala
Iconic brand partners with Pronto, Sociedad Anónima To open 12 Krispy Kreme shops over the next four years WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 7, 2015-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) today announced it is bringing its signature sweet treats to Guatemala through a development agreement it has signed with Pronto, Sociedad Anónima to open 12 shops throughout the country over the next four years. “The demand for Krispy Kreme continues to g... 
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04/28/15Krispy Kreme Celebrates National Superhero Day with A Special Offer and Super Sweepstakes
Krispy Kreme Superhero Day BOGO Offer and Doughnuts for Life Giveaway Available at Participating Locations on April 28 only. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 28, 2015-- April 28 is National Superhero Day! Celebrate the superhero within you and the superheroes who have inspired you with a sweet treat from Krispy Kreme. On April 28 only, buy a dozen doughnuts and get a dozen Original Glazed® doughnuts FREE at participating Krispy Kreme US and... 
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04/21/15Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. to Present at Baird’s 2015 Growth Stock Conference on May 5, 2015
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 21, 2015-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) will be presenting on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at Baird’s 2015 Growth Stock Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Chicago, Illinois. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 1:50 p.m. (CT). Investors and interested parties may listen to a live webcast of the presentation by visiting the Company’s website at www.krispykreme.com under the investor relations sectio... 
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04/20/15Krispy Kreme to Bring its Signature Sweet Treats to Cambodia
Iconic brand signs development agreement with EFG Co., Ltd., To open 10 Krispy Kreme shops over the next five years WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 20, 2015-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) today announced it has signed a development agreement with Express Food Group (EFG) Co., Ltd., to open 10 Krispy Kreme shops throughout Cambodia over the next five years. “This agreement will further strengthen Krispy Kreme’s brand position ... 
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04/16/15National SuperHero Day: Celebrate Your Super Powers at Krispy Kreme
Buy a Dozen and Get a Dozen Free on April 28th at Participating Krispy Kreme® US Locations WINSTON-SALEM, NC--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 16, 2015-- Do your senses start to tingle when your little ones are in need of a helping hand? Has your mother’s seemingly supersonic hearing ever saved the day? Or, does your BFF always seem to arrive in the nick of time? Krispy Kreme thinks these superpowers deserve a dozen doughnuts. On April 28, 2015, in honor... 
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04/14/15Taste the Chill: Krispy Kreme Introduces New Frozen Lattes
Frozen Mocha, Frozen Vanilla Latte and Frozen Caramel Latte are available at participating Krispy Kreme® US Locations WINSTON-SALEM, NC--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 14, 2015-- Krispy Kreme is introducing a refreshingly cool new way to enjoy its great-tasting coffee. Featuring a smooth blend of premium espresso and real cream, Krispy Kreme® Frozen Lattes are available in three great-tasting flavors. Krispy Kreme Frozen Mocha, Frozen Vanilla Latte and... 
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04/06/15Krispy Kreme Introduces New Campfire-Inspired Treats
New Krispy Kreme OREO® Dirt Cake Doughnut and S’mores Doughnut Available at participating US locations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 6, 2015-- Krispy Kreme is introducing three new campfire-inspired treats perfect for camping in the mountains, or camping out on the couch. The new OREO® Dirt Cake Doughnuts, S’mores Doughnuts and Honey Bee Doughnuts are available now through May 17, 2015 at participating Krispy Kreme® US locations. ... 
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04/02/15Krispy Kreme Gets Revved Up For 45-Day Fundraising Campaign
Krispy Kreme® Annual Drive For 45 Campaign for Victory Junction Camp Starts April 5 at Participating US Locations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 2, 2015-- Get set for 45 days of heart-pounding philanthropic fun! Krispy Kreme has once again teamed up with former NASCAR driver Kyle Petty and the Victory Junction Camp for its annual Drive for 45 Campaign. Benefiting the Victory Junction Camp in Randleman, N.C., fans of Krispy Kreme® d... 
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03/26/15Krispy Kreme Named Coffee and Quick Service Restaurant Brand of the Year in the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend Study
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 26, 2015-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE:KKD) has been recognized as the Brand of the Year in the Coffee and Quick Service Restaurant category according to the 2015 Harris Poll EquiTrend study. Krispy Kreme, which has served its premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut and great-tasting coffee for almost 80 years, received the highest Equity Score among eight other Coffee and Quick Se... 
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03/24/15Celebrate the Sweetness of Spring at Krispy Kreme
New Egg and Chick Doughnuts Now Available at Participating Krispy Kreme® US and Canadian Locations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 24, 2015-- Spring is in full swing at Krispy Kreme! Krispy Kreme’s newest assortment of seasonal treats is just what you need to feed your spring fever. Krispy Kreme Chick doughnuts, Egg doughnuts and Chocolate Iced with Spring Sprinkles doughnuts are available now through April 5, 2015 at participating ... 
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03/11/15Krispy Kreme Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year Ended February 1, 2015
Reaffirms Fiscal 2016 Adjusted EPS Outlook of $0.79 to $0.85 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 11, 2015-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE:KKD) (the “Company”) today reported financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 1, 2015, and reaffirmed its adjusted EPS outlook for fiscal 2016 (ending January 31, 2016). Fourth Quarter Fiscal 2015 Highlights Compared to the Year-Ago Period: ... 
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03/02/15Krispy Kreme and Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA Announce Coffee Licensing Agreement
Krispy Kreme packaged coffee now available at Amazon.com and fine retailers throughout the US WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 2, 2015-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD), a global retailer of sweet treats and complementary beverages, and Massimo Zanetti Beverage USA , a leading roaster of proprietary and private label coffee, tea and drink mix, today announced a multi-year licensing agreement to roast and distribute Krispy Kreme® Coffee for ... 
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02/18/15Krispy Kreme to Release Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2015 Results
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 18, 2015-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) plans to release its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended February 1, 2015 on Wednesday, March 11, 2015, shortly after the market closes. The Company plans to host a conference call to review the results and management’s outlook for fiscal 2016 at 4:30 p.m. (ET) that day. A webcast of the conference call will be available at ww... 
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02/17/15Krispy Kreme Commemorates 1000th Doughnut Shop with Global Celebrations
Free Original Glazed® doughnut for first 1000 fans at participating shops around the world on February 24, 2015 WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 17, 2015-- Krispy Kreme is celebrating the opening of its 1,000th doughnut shop with a festive grand opening event and in-shop celebrations around the world. The international retailer of sweet treats, which operates in 24 countries worldwide, will mark this significant milestone with the op... 
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02/16/15Enjoy Chocolate Chips Galore at Krispy Kreme
New Java Chip and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Doughnuts Now Available at Participating Krispy Kreme locations WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, 2015-- Chips, chips and more chocolate chips! The new Krispy Kreme® Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Java Chip Doughnuts are moist, creamy, and loaded with deliciously sweet chocolate chips. Available now through March 22, 2015 at participating Krispy Kreme shops throughout US and Canada. While ... 
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02/05/15Krispy Kreme Announces Termination of Tax Asset Protection Plan and Stock Transfer Restrictions
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 5, 2015-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced today that its tax asset protection plan (the “Plan”) has been amended to accelerate its expiration date to February 2, 2015, effectively terminating the Plan. The Plan, which was adopted in 2013, was designed to discourage persons from acquiring more than 4.99% of Krispy Kreme’s common stock because of the potential adverse effect of such acquisitions... 
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01/27/15Taste and See: Valentine’s Day Expressions of Affection at Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme Featuring Hugs, Kisses, Hearts and New Luv Bug Valentine Doughnuts at Participating US and Canadian Shops WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 27, 2015-- Krispy Kreme’s delicious assortment of Valentine Doughnuts featuring Hearts, Hug (O-shaped), Kiss (X-shaped), and the NEW- adorably sweet- Luv Bug doughnuts are available now through February 15 at participating Krispy Kreme® US and Canadian locations. This year, to complement the... 
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01/21/15Krispy Kreme Plans St. Petersburg, Russia Area Expansion
Franchisee to Develop 15 New Shops in Next Five Years WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 21, 2015-- Krispy Kreme (NYSE: KKD) announced today that it has extended its development agreement with LLC Doughnuts Café, to include the development of 15 new doughnut shops throughout the greater St. Petersburg area over the next five years. LLC Doughnuts Café, wholly owned and operated by Arkady Novikov, has been Krispy Kreme’s Moscow-area fra... 
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01/12/15Price Cooper to Become Krispy Kreme Chief Financial Officer
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2015-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) announced today that Price Cooper, age 43, will be joining Krispy Kreme as Executive Vice President later this month. Mr. Cooper will be appointed Chief Financial Officer following the Company’s filing of its Annual Report on Form 10-K in early April. Mr. Cooper will succeed Douglas R. Muir, who has served as Chief Financial Officer since June 2007 and who anno... 
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01/12/15Krispy Kreme Reaffirms Earnings Guidance for Fiscal 2015 Announces Earnings Guidance for Fiscal 2016
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 12, 2015-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE:KKD) (the “Company”) today reaffirmed its earnings guidance for fiscal 2015 (ending February 1, 2015) and announced earnings guidance for fiscal 2016 (ending January 31, 2016). Fiscal 2015 Guidance Reaffirmed Based on year-to-date results through December and other current information, management is reaffirming its forecast of adjusted net inco... 
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01/05/15Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. to Present at the 17th Annual ICR Xchange Conference on January 12, 2015
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2015-- Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE: KKD) will be presenting on Monday, January 12, 2015 at the 17th Annual ICR XChange Conference at the Grande Lakes Hotel in Orlando, Florida. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 9:30 a.m. (ET). As part of its presentation management plans to update its earnings guidance for fiscal 2015 (ending February 1, 2015) and to announce its initial earnings... 
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