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Dunkin’ Donuts in agreement to open in Vietnam

BY Staff Writer

Canton, Mass. — Dunkin’ Donuts has signed a franchise agreement with Vietnam Food and Beverage Co. Ltd. for the development of Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants across the country over the next several years, with the first locations planned for the Ho Chi Minh city area.

“We are excited to partner with Vietnam Food and Beverage Co. Ltd., which has a deep knowledge of the Vietnamese consumer, to open the first Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in Vietnam,” said Giorgio Minardi, president, Dunkin’ Brands International.”

Dunkin’ Donuts currently has more than 10,000 restaurants around the world in 32 countries, including more than 1,450 locations in Southeast Asia. In 2012, the brand entered several new markets, including India and Guatemala, and announced expansions in a number of existing markets, including Chile, Colombia and Germany. Dunkin’ Donuts’ sister brand, Baskin-Robbins, entered Vietnam in January 2012 and currently has 13 locations in the country.

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Subway and Amazon top list of brands with the biggest buzz

BY Marianne Wilson

New York — For the third consecutive year, Subway came out on top on BrandIndex’s annual ranking of the most buzzed about U.S. brands. The BrandIndex Buzz Rankings compares “Buzz” scores for nearly 1,100 brands across 41 categories to reveal the brands with the most positive Buzz in 2012.

Subway had a Buzz score of 40.3. Online giant Amazon came in at number two for the second year in a row, with a score of 36.8 Lowe’s was fifth, with a score of 32.7.

All of the brands were rated using YouGov BrandIndex’s Buzz score, which asks respondents, "If you’ve heard anything about the brand in the last two weeks, through advertising, news or word of mouth, was it positive or negative?". The score is calculated by subtracting negative feedback from positive feedback.

The annual ranking also breaks brands out by category. In the specialty retail segment, the most buzzed-about brands were Lowe’s (32.7), Walgreens (30.5), The Home Depot (28.2), Ace Hardware (24.5) and CVS (22.8).

In the discount segment, the most buzzed-about brands were Amazon (36.8), Target (31.1), Kohl’s (26.5), Costco (22.1) and J.C. Penney (21.4).

In the clothing category, the most-buzzed about brands were Victoria’s Secret (21.4), J.C. Penney (21.4), Old Navy (20.6), Men’s Wearhouse (18.5) and Macy’s (16.3).

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J.C. Penney to leave Martha Stewart label off certain lines

BY Katherine Boccaccio

New York — J.C. Penney will leave the Martha Stewart name off some of its upcoming décor and housewares lines despite the pair’s multi-million dollar partnership, according to a Tuesday report by the New York Post.

Citing unnamed sources, The Post said that while the Martha Stewart name will appear on window treatments, the brand will be mostly missing from key categories such as bedding, linens and kitchenware.

Macy’s pending lawsuit challenging the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s 10-year, $200 million licensing deal with J.C. Penney – which charges that the deal violates Macy’s own distribution rights with Stewart — has given J.C. Penney pause. The case has a Feb. 19 trial date in Manhattan before New York state Judge Jeffrey Oing, who last year issued a preliminary injunction against Martha Stewart from taking any steps toward making, marketing or selling the exclusive line for J.C. Penney.

Earlier in January, Martha Stewart officials said they and J.C. Penney are still targeting a spring launch, although it has been delayed from February to May, said the report.

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Apr-15-2013 06:37 am

Macy’s pending lawsuit challenging the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s 10-year, $200 million licensing deal with J.C. Penney – which charges that the deal violates Macy’s own distribution rights with Stewart -- has given J.C. Penney pause. The case has a Feb. 19 trial date in Manhattan before New York state Judge Jeffrey Oing, who last year issued a preliminary injunction against Martha Stewart from taking any steps toward making, marketing or selling the exclusive line for J.C. Penney.babul-ilm

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Macy’s pending lawsuit challenging the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s 10-year, $200 million licensing deal with J.C. Penney – which charges that the deal violates Macy’s own distribution rights with Stewart -- has given J.C. Penney pause. The case has a Feb. 19 trial date in Manhattan before New York state Judge Jeffrey Oing, who last year issued a preliminary injunction against Martha Stewart from taking any steps toward making, marketing or selling the exclusive line for J.C. Penney.babul-ilm

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