Is Krispy Kreme’s owner eyeing Dunkin’ Brands?
This post is part of the On the Margin blog.
JAB Holding Co. sure loves coffee and doughnuts.
The conglomerate, owned by a German family whose wealth dates back to the 1800s, has been on a buying binge in recent years, acquiring companies that sell coffee, doughnuts and bagels.
JAB Holding’s acquisitions have included Caribou Coffee, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc., Einstein Noah Restaurant Group Inc., Stumptown Coffee Roasters and Intelligentsia Coffee. Oh, and it also bought Keurig Green Mountain, the maker of single-serve coffee pods.
Could Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. be next? That’s uncertain, but there