WINSTON-SALEM, N.C.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. (NYSE:KKD) today announced it has signed a development agreement with Fraliment S.R.L. to open 12 Krispy Kreme® shops in Bolivia over the next five years.
“Bolivia is a growing market with a customer base that loves sweets so we believe this is the ideal time to be entering the market,” said Dan Beem, Krispy Kreme Doughnuts’ Senior Vice President and President – International. “We have partnered with a very strong franchisee group who are experts in the Bolivian market and consumer, and they know what it takes to create that iconic Krispy Kreme experience that is loved around the world.”
Edmund Daher, owner of Fraliment S.R.L. along with Daniel Daher and Mauricio Daher, said that the Krispy Kreme experience will be unlike anything Bolivians have experienced.
“We believe Bolivians will get the doughnut experience of a lifetime with the delicious taste and aroma of Krispy Kreme doughnuts accompanied by a selection of quality coffee,” said Daher. “We think the Krispy Kreme brand and doughnuts will be hits in Bolivia as we tap into the culture of sharing that is prevalent throughout the country.”
About Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is a global retailer of premium-quality sweet treats, including its signature Original Glazed® doughnut. Headquartered in Winston-Salem, N.C., the Company has offered the highest-quality doughnuts and great-tasting coffee since it was founded in 1937. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is proud of its Fundraising program, which for decades has helped non-profit organizations raise millions of dollars in needed funds. The Company has more than 1,000 retail shops in 24 countries. Connect with all things Krispy Kreme® at www.KrispyKreme.com, or on one its many social media channels, including www.Facebook.com/KrispyKreme, and www.Twitter.com/KrispyKreme.
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