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Dunkin’ Donuts opens two resort stores

BY Dan Berthiaume

CANTON, Mass. —Dunkin’ Donuts recently opened two new stores at Great Wolf Lodge resorts in Michigan and Virginia. These are the second and third restaurants to open from a franchising agreement between Dunkin’ Donuts and Great Wolf Resorts, which debuted its first Dunkin’ Donuts location in 2009 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, N.C.

"Our partnerships with Great Wolf Lodge and other lodging properties are a continued focus for our growth in alternative points of distribution," said Grant Benson, CFE, VP of franchising and business development, Dunkin’ Brands. "With flexible design options and state-of-the-art operating systems in place, we offer a turnkey solution for our partners to offer their guests the comforts of home through their favorite coffee and snacks."

The newest Dunkin’ Donuts locations at Great Wolf Lodge resorts opened May 18 in Williamsburg, Va., and June 1 in Traverse City, Michigan. Great Wolf Resorts owns and operates these locations. Dunkin’ Donuts currently has more than 500 non-traditional locations, including mass transit stations, travel centers, supermarkets, college campuses and military bases.

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Consumer confidence hits six-year high

BY Marianne Wilson

NEW YORK —Consumer confidence in July rose to the highest level in six years as Americans’ views of their finances and the economy improved, according to the the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan index of consumer sentiment.

The index increased to 85.1 in July from 84.1 at the end of June. It was the highest level since July 2007.

Consumers said they were move favorable toward making purchases, including automobiles and homes.

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Walgreens rebrands in-store health clinics

BY Dan Berthiaume

DEERFIELD, Ill. —Walgreens is rebranding more than 370 former Take Care in-store health clinics as Healthcare Clinics. The national rebranding effort is already in process and expected to be complete by the end of August. Rebranding includes a new web page, walgreens.com/clinic.

“The new Healthcare Clinic allows us to leverage the strength of the Walgreens brand to help attract and introduce new patients to our retail clinic services, while creating a more seamless health care experience serving a wide variety of patient needs,” said Dr. Jeffrey Kang, Walgreens SVP of health and wellness services and solutions. “The health care landscape is evolving, and with a diverse and expansive collection of assets, Walgreens is uniquely positioned to play an integral role in addressing the needs of patients, payers and providers by helping to lower costs to the system while helping more people get, stay and live well.”

Take Care Health Systems LLC will remain a subsidiary of Walgreens, as well as the practice management company for the Healthcare Clinics at select Walgreens. The retailer said the rebranding will help bring all of Walgreens health care services under a single brand.

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