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US Volvo Dealers Hopeful of Interim CEO, Ford Contemplates Losing Their CEO

Last week Volvo chose the head of its finance arm, Toni Nicolosi, to be its interim CEO. Franchisees are already saying that he will listen to dealers.

Pioneer Jason Dubinsky of Dunkin’ Passes

Jason (Jay) Dubinsky of Dunkin' Donuts
Jason (Jay) Dubsinsky, Sept 2012 at DDIFO meeting. photo/bmm

BOCA RATON, Fla.—With regret, this publication is late in reporting the passing this spring of one of the industry's pioneers, franchisee Jason (Jay) Dubinsky.

Arby’s Likely to Sell 1,000* Company Restaurants

This auditory gifted bird is hearing strong rumors from a reliable source that Arby's is looking to sell as many as a thousand* of its company-owned restaurants to large multiunit franchise owners who are in the restaurant business.

Dicks Tout Former Spying for Dunkin’

UPDATE: Dunkin' Replies
(click here, Jun 11, 2012 at 6pm ET)

Just when you thought Dunkin' has reformed, tales of former corporate spies have re-emerged. Private eye Michael Mershimer, who left Dunkin's employ years ago, says he was hired by the crafty franchisor to dig up the dirt on untrustworthy franchisees.

Franchisors Numbers Down in Vegas

Las Vegas — The International Franchise Association and its members kick off its 51st annual convention today in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Dunkin' Exec Chair Luther Turns Chair

CANTON, Mass. — Jon Luther has stepped down in December as executive chairman and a paid employee of Dunkin' Brands Inc. But he will continue strategic leadership as the chairman of the company's board of directors.

Dunkin' Donuts: Cigarettes 'n Coffee

Last week, a Dunkin’ Donuts related blog reported that members of the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee community questioned – “

Strategic Process Leads to New IFA CEO

On June 2, 2010 the International Franchise Association announced that Stephen J. Caldeira will become its next president and CEO. He begins in his new position on June 15, 2010.

Judge Grants Fraud Trial against Dunkin', Kainos

NASSAU COUNTY, NY – A Nassau judge ruled last week that Patrick LaFontaine, professional hockey player and inductee in the Hockey Hall of Fame, can move forward with his fraud claims again