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Keurig Green Mountain and Stumptown Owner Acquires Krispy Kreme for $1.35 Billion

Keurig Green Mountain and Stumptown Owner Acquires Krispy Kreme for $1.35 Billion


Krispy Kreme has been acquired by the same company that owns Keurig, Stumptown, and Peet’s

As part of the deal, Krispy Kreme will continue to be independently operated from its headquarters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Krispy Kreme, the popular North Carolina-based doughnut chain, has been acquired by JAB Holding Company for $1.35 billion.

The sale to JAB — which also owns several other coffee brands including Keurig Green Mountain, Caribou Coffee, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Roasters, and the Einstein Noah Restaurant Group — will allow Krispy Kreme to continue to operate independently.

In recent years, Krispy Kreme has battled decline by taking on Starbucks and Dunkin’ Donuts with the launch of a cozy coffee shop concept, with the goal of making sure that customers “are coming for the doughnut,” and staying for the coffee.

“For nearly 80 years, our iconic brand has been touching and enhancing lives through the joy that is Krispy Kreme,” Krispy Kreme chairman Jim Morgan said in a statement. “This transaction puts us in the best possible position to continue to spread that joy to a growing number of people around the world while delivering significant value for Krispy Kreme shareholders.”

The deal will turn Krispy Kreme, which went public in 2000, into a privately-owned enterprise.

“We are thrilled to have such an iconic brand as Krispy Kreme joining the JAB portfolio,” Peter Harf, a senior partner at JAB, said in a statement. “This is yet another example of our commitment to investing in extraordinary brands with significant growth prospects. We feel strongly that Krispy Kreme will benefit greatly from our long-term focus on support for management’s vision in building on the legacy of this exciting brand as an independent stand-alone entity.”


With Panera Acquisition, Here’s Some Perspective on JAB’s Growing US Coffee Reach

JAB Holding Company has continued its monumentally aggressive push in the U.S. and global coffee market, announcing this morning that it is acquiring U.S. bakery chain Panera Bread for approximately $7.5 billion, including debt.

While Panera butters its bread primarily through bakery and freshly prepared food sales, all of its approximately 2,000 locations offer coffee and espresso beverages. Since 1995, Panera coffees have been supplied by privately owned Renton, Wash.-, and Tyler, Texas-based Distant Lands Coffee, according to the company’s website.

If nothing else, the Panera acquisition should serve as an important reminder to the specialty coffee world that the vast majority of retail coffee — if not technically specialty coffee, then at least what might be considered “gourmet” coffee by groups like the National Coffee Association — is being sold by brands owned by an ever-smaller pool of corporate entities.

In other words, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate through any urban or suburban commercial corridor in the United States without butting up against coffee offered by either Starbucks or JAB brands.

This seems as good a time as any for a refresher on coffee-related acquisitions in recent years made by Jab Holding Co., the Luxembourg investment vehicle owned by the German billionaire Reimann family, in the United States alone:

For better perspective on the reach of these acquisitions, here are some of the key coffee-related brands now owned at least in part by JAB Holding Company or its subsidiaries (including brands in Europe):

Acorn Holdings (JAB’s holding company for JDE and Keurig Green Mountain)

JDE key brands: Gevalia, Senseo, Jacobs, Douwe Egberts, Tassimo, Moccona

Keurig Green Mountain key brands: Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Van Houtte, Timothy’s, Donut Shop Coffee, Diedrich Coffee

JAB Beech (a JAB holding company)

Key brands: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Krispy Kreme

JAB Coffee Holding (JAB’s Nordic-focused holding company)


With Panera Acquisition, Here’s Some Perspective on JAB’s Growing US Coffee Reach

JAB Holding Company has continued its monumentally aggressive push in the U.S. and global coffee market, announcing this morning that it is acquiring U.S. bakery chain Panera Bread for approximately $7.5 billion, including debt.

While Panera butters its bread primarily through bakery and freshly prepared food sales, all of its approximately 2,000 locations offer coffee and espresso beverages. Since 1995, Panera coffees have been supplied by privately owned Renton, Wash.-, and Tyler, Texas-based Distant Lands Coffee, according to the company’s website.

If nothing else, the Panera acquisition should serve as an important reminder to the specialty coffee world that the vast majority of retail coffee — if not technically specialty coffee, then at least what might be considered “gourmet” coffee by groups like the National Coffee Association — is being sold by brands owned by an ever-smaller pool of corporate entities.

In other words, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate through any urban or suburban commercial corridor in the United States without butting up against coffee offered by either Starbucks or JAB brands.

This seems as good a time as any for a refresher on coffee-related acquisitions in recent years made by Jab Holding Co., the Luxembourg investment vehicle owned by the German billionaire Reimann family, in the United States alone:

For better perspective on the reach of these acquisitions, here are some of the key coffee-related brands now owned at least in part by JAB Holding Company or its subsidiaries (including brands in Europe):

Acorn Holdings (JAB’s holding company for JDE and Keurig Green Mountain)

JDE key brands: Gevalia, Senseo, Jacobs, Douwe Egberts, Tassimo, Moccona

Keurig Green Mountain key brands: Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Van Houtte, Timothy’s, Donut Shop Coffee, Diedrich Coffee

JAB Beech (a JAB holding company)

Key brands: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Krispy Kreme

JAB Coffee Holding (JAB’s Nordic-focused holding company)


With Panera Acquisition, Here’s Some Perspective on JAB’s Growing US Coffee Reach

JAB Holding Company has continued its monumentally aggressive push in the U.S. and global coffee market, announcing this morning that it is acquiring U.S. bakery chain Panera Bread for approximately $7.5 billion, including debt.

While Panera butters its bread primarily through bakery and freshly prepared food sales, all of its approximately 2,000 locations offer coffee and espresso beverages. Since 1995, Panera coffees have been supplied by privately owned Renton, Wash.-, and Tyler, Texas-based Distant Lands Coffee, according to the company’s website.

If nothing else, the Panera acquisition should serve as an important reminder to the specialty coffee world that the vast majority of retail coffee — if not technically specialty coffee, then at least what might be considered “gourmet” coffee by groups like the National Coffee Association — is being sold by brands owned by an ever-smaller pool of corporate entities.

In other words, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate through any urban or suburban commercial corridor in the United States without butting up against coffee offered by either Starbucks or JAB brands.

This seems as good a time as any for a refresher on coffee-related acquisitions in recent years made by Jab Holding Co., the Luxembourg investment vehicle owned by the German billionaire Reimann family, in the United States alone:

For better perspective on the reach of these acquisitions, here are some of the key coffee-related brands now owned at least in part by JAB Holding Company or its subsidiaries (including brands in Europe):

Acorn Holdings (JAB’s holding company for JDE and Keurig Green Mountain)

JDE key brands: Gevalia, Senseo, Jacobs, Douwe Egberts, Tassimo, Moccona

Keurig Green Mountain key brands: Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Van Houtte, Timothy’s, Donut Shop Coffee, Diedrich Coffee

JAB Beech (a JAB holding company)

Key brands: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Krispy Kreme

JAB Coffee Holding (JAB’s Nordic-focused holding company)


With Panera Acquisition, Here’s Some Perspective on JAB’s Growing US Coffee Reach

JAB Holding Company has continued its monumentally aggressive push in the U.S. and global coffee market, announcing this morning that it is acquiring U.S. bakery chain Panera Bread for approximately $7.5 billion, including debt.

While Panera butters its bread primarily through bakery and freshly prepared food sales, all of its approximately 2,000 locations offer coffee and espresso beverages. Since 1995, Panera coffees have been supplied by privately owned Renton, Wash.-, and Tyler, Texas-based Distant Lands Coffee, according to the company’s website.

If nothing else, the Panera acquisition should serve as an important reminder to the specialty coffee world that the vast majority of retail coffee — if not technically specialty coffee, then at least what might be considered “gourmet” coffee by groups like the National Coffee Association — is being sold by brands owned by an ever-smaller pool of corporate entities.

In other words, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate through any urban or suburban commercial corridor in the United States without butting up against coffee offered by either Starbucks or JAB brands.

This seems as good a time as any for a refresher on coffee-related acquisitions in recent years made by Jab Holding Co., the Luxembourg investment vehicle owned by the German billionaire Reimann family, in the United States alone:

For better perspective on the reach of these acquisitions, here are some of the key coffee-related brands now owned at least in part by JAB Holding Company or its subsidiaries (including brands in Europe):

Acorn Holdings (JAB’s holding company for JDE and Keurig Green Mountain)

JDE key brands: Gevalia, Senseo, Jacobs, Douwe Egberts, Tassimo, Moccona

Keurig Green Mountain key brands: Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Van Houtte, Timothy’s, Donut Shop Coffee, Diedrich Coffee

JAB Beech (a JAB holding company)

Key brands: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Krispy Kreme

JAB Coffee Holding (JAB’s Nordic-focused holding company)


With Panera Acquisition, Here’s Some Perspective on JAB’s Growing US Coffee Reach

JAB Holding Company has continued its monumentally aggressive push in the U.S. and global coffee market, announcing this morning that it is acquiring U.S. bakery chain Panera Bread for approximately $7.5 billion, including debt.

While Panera butters its bread primarily through bakery and freshly prepared food sales, all of its approximately 2,000 locations offer coffee and espresso beverages. Since 1995, Panera coffees have been supplied by privately owned Renton, Wash.-, and Tyler, Texas-based Distant Lands Coffee, according to the company’s website.

If nothing else, the Panera acquisition should serve as an important reminder to the specialty coffee world that the vast majority of retail coffee — if not technically specialty coffee, then at least what might be considered “gourmet” coffee by groups like the National Coffee Association — is being sold by brands owned by an ever-smaller pool of corporate entities.

In other words, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate through any urban or suburban commercial corridor in the United States without butting up against coffee offered by either Starbucks or JAB brands.

This seems as good a time as any for a refresher on coffee-related acquisitions in recent years made by Jab Holding Co., the Luxembourg investment vehicle owned by the German billionaire Reimann family, in the United States alone:

For better perspective on the reach of these acquisitions, here are some of the key coffee-related brands now owned at least in part by JAB Holding Company or its subsidiaries (including brands in Europe):

Acorn Holdings (JAB’s holding company for JDE and Keurig Green Mountain)

JDE key brands: Gevalia, Senseo, Jacobs, Douwe Egberts, Tassimo, Moccona

Keurig Green Mountain key brands: Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Van Houtte, Timothy’s, Donut Shop Coffee, Diedrich Coffee

JAB Beech (a JAB holding company)

Key brands: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Krispy Kreme

JAB Coffee Holding (JAB’s Nordic-focused holding company)


With Panera Acquisition, Here’s Some Perspective on JAB’s Growing US Coffee Reach

JAB Holding Company has continued its monumentally aggressive push in the U.S. and global coffee market, announcing this morning that it is acquiring U.S. bakery chain Panera Bread for approximately $7.5 billion, including debt.

While Panera butters its bread primarily through bakery and freshly prepared food sales, all of its approximately 2,000 locations offer coffee and espresso beverages. Since 1995, Panera coffees have been supplied by privately owned Renton, Wash.-, and Tyler, Texas-based Distant Lands Coffee, according to the company’s website.

If nothing else, the Panera acquisition should serve as an important reminder to the specialty coffee world that the vast majority of retail coffee — if not technically specialty coffee, then at least what might be considered “gourmet” coffee by groups like the National Coffee Association — is being sold by brands owned by an ever-smaller pool of corporate entities.

In other words, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate through any urban or suburban commercial corridor in the United States without butting up against coffee offered by either Starbucks or JAB brands.

This seems as good a time as any for a refresher on coffee-related acquisitions in recent years made by Jab Holding Co., the Luxembourg investment vehicle owned by the German billionaire Reimann family, in the United States alone:

For better perspective on the reach of these acquisitions, here are some of the key coffee-related brands now owned at least in part by JAB Holding Company or its subsidiaries (including brands in Europe):

Acorn Holdings (JAB’s holding company for JDE and Keurig Green Mountain)

JDE key brands: Gevalia, Senseo, Jacobs, Douwe Egberts, Tassimo, Moccona

Keurig Green Mountain key brands: Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Van Houtte, Timothy’s, Donut Shop Coffee, Diedrich Coffee

JAB Beech (a JAB holding company)

Key brands: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Krispy Kreme

JAB Coffee Holding (JAB’s Nordic-focused holding company)


With Panera Acquisition, Here’s Some Perspective on JAB’s Growing US Coffee Reach

JAB Holding Company has continued its monumentally aggressive push in the U.S. and global coffee market, announcing this morning that it is acquiring U.S. bakery chain Panera Bread for approximately $7.5 billion, including debt.

While Panera butters its bread primarily through bakery and freshly prepared food sales, all of its approximately 2,000 locations offer coffee and espresso beverages. Since 1995, Panera coffees have been supplied by privately owned Renton, Wash.-, and Tyler, Texas-based Distant Lands Coffee, according to the company’s website.

If nothing else, the Panera acquisition should serve as an important reminder to the specialty coffee world that the vast majority of retail coffee — if not technically specialty coffee, then at least what might be considered “gourmet” coffee by groups like the National Coffee Association — is being sold by brands owned by an ever-smaller pool of corporate entities.

In other words, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate through any urban or suburban commercial corridor in the United States without butting up against coffee offered by either Starbucks or JAB brands.

This seems as good a time as any for a refresher on coffee-related acquisitions in recent years made by Jab Holding Co., the Luxembourg investment vehicle owned by the German billionaire Reimann family, in the United States alone:

For better perspective on the reach of these acquisitions, here are some of the key coffee-related brands now owned at least in part by JAB Holding Company or its subsidiaries (including brands in Europe):

Acorn Holdings (JAB’s holding company for JDE and Keurig Green Mountain)

JDE key brands: Gevalia, Senseo, Jacobs, Douwe Egberts, Tassimo, Moccona

Keurig Green Mountain key brands: Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Van Houtte, Timothy’s, Donut Shop Coffee, Diedrich Coffee

JAB Beech (a JAB holding company)

Key brands: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Krispy Kreme

JAB Coffee Holding (JAB’s Nordic-focused holding company)


With Panera Acquisition, Here’s Some Perspective on JAB’s Growing US Coffee Reach

JAB Holding Company has continued its monumentally aggressive push in the U.S. and global coffee market, announcing this morning that it is acquiring U.S. bakery chain Panera Bread for approximately $7.5 billion, including debt.

While Panera butters its bread primarily through bakery and freshly prepared food sales, all of its approximately 2,000 locations offer coffee and espresso beverages. Since 1995, Panera coffees have been supplied by privately owned Renton, Wash.-, and Tyler, Texas-based Distant Lands Coffee, according to the company’s website.

If nothing else, the Panera acquisition should serve as an important reminder to the specialty coffee world that the vast majority of retail coffee — if not technically specialty coffee, then at least what might be considered “gourmet” coffee by groups like the National Coffee Association — is being sold by brands owned by an ever-smaller pool of corporate entities.

In other words, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate through any urban or suburban commercial corridor in the United States without butting up against coffee offered by either Starbucks or JAB brands.

This seems as good a time as any for a refresher on coffee-related acquisitions in recent years made by Jab Holding Co., the Luxembourg investment vehicle owned by the German billionaire Reimann family, in the United States alone:

For better perspective on the reach of these acquisitions, here are some of the key coffee-related brands now owned at least in part by JAB Holding Company or its subsidiaries (including brands in Europe):

Acorn Holdings (JAB’s holding company for JDE and Keurig Green Mountain)

JDE key brands: Gevalia, Senseo, Jacobs, Douwe Egberts, Tassimo, Moccona

Keurig Green Mountain key brands: Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Van Houtte, Timothy’s, Donut Shop Coffee, Diedrich Coffee

JAB Beech (a JAB holding company)

Key brands: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Krispy Kreme

JAB Coffee Holding (JAB’s Nordic-focused holding company)


With Panera Acquisition, Here’s Some Perspective on JAB’s Growing US Coffee Reach

JAB Holding Company has continued its monumentally aggressive push in the U.S. and global coffee market, announcing this morning that it is acquiring U.S. bakery chain Panera Bread for approximately $7.5 billion, including debt.

While Panera butters its bread primarily through bakery and freshly prepared food sales, all of its approximately 2,000 locations offer coffee and espresso beverages. Since 1995, Panera coffees have been supplied by privately owned Renton, Wash.-, and Tyler, Texas-based Distant Lands Coffee, according to the company’s website.

If nothing else, the Panera acquisition should serve as an important reminder to the specialty coffee world that the vast majority of retail coffee — if not technically specialty coffee, then at least what might be considered “gourmet” coffee by groups like the National Coffee Association — is being sold by brands owned by an ever-smaller pool of corporate entities.

In other words, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate through any urban or suburban commercial corridor in the United States without butting up against coffee offered by either Starbucks or JAB brands.

This seems as good a time as any for a refresher on coffee-related acquisitions in recent years made by Jab Holding Co., the Luxembourg investment vehicle owned by the German billionaire Reimann family, in the United States alone:

For better perspective on the reach of these acquisitions, here are some of the key coffee-related brands now owned at least in part by JAB Holding Company or its subsidiaries (including brands in Europe):

Acorn Holdings (JAB’s holding company for JDE and Keurig Green Mountain)

JDE key brands: Gevalia, Senseo, Jacobs, Douwe Egberts, Tassimo, Moccona

Keurig Green Mountain key brands: Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Van Houtte, Timothy’s, Donut Shop Coffee, Diedrich Coffee

JAB Beech (a JAB holding company)

Key brands: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Krispy Kreme

JAB Coffee Holding (JAB’s Nordic-focused holding company)


With Panera Acquisition, Here’s Some Perspective on JAB’s Growing US Coffee Reach

JAB Holding Company has continued its monumentally aggressive push in the U.S. and global coffee market, announcing this morning that it is acquiring U.S. bakery chain Panera Bread for approximately $7.5 billion, including debt.

While Panera butters its bread primarily through bakery and freshly prepared food sales, all of its approximately 2,000 locations offer coffee and espresso beverages. Since 1995, Panera coffees have been supplied by privately owned Renton, Wash.-, and Tyler, Texas-based Distant Lands Coffee, according to the company’s website.

If nothing else, the Panera acquisition should serve as an important reminder to the specialty coffee world that the vast majority of retail coffee — if not technically specialty coffee, then at least what might be considered “gourmet” coffee by groups like the National Coffee Association — is being sold by brands owned by an ever-smaller pool of corporate entities.

In other words, it has become increasingly difficult to navigate through any urban or suburban commercial corridor in the United States without butting up against coffee offered by either Starbucks or JAB brands.

This seems as good a time as any for a refresher on coffee-related acquisitions in recent years made by Jab Holding Co., the Luxembourg investment vehicle owned by the German billionaire Reimann family, in the United States alone:

For better perspective on the reach of these acquisitions, here are some of the key coffee-related brands now owned at least in part by JAB Holding Company or its subsidiaries (including brands in Europe):

Acorn Holdings (JAB’s holding company for JDE and Keurig Green Mountain)

JDE key brands: Gevalia, Senseo, Jacobs, Douwe Egberts, Tassimo, Moccona

Keurig Green Mountain key brands: Green Mountain Coffee, Tully’s Coffee, Van Houtte, Timothy’s, Donut Shop Coffee, Diedrich Coffee

JAB Beech (a JAB holding company)

Key brands: Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Stumptown Coffee Roasters, Intelligentsia Coffee, Caribou Coffee, Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Krispy Kreme

JAB Coffee Holding (JAB’s Nordic-focused holding company)


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