Left-right: Kevin Johnson, Howard Schultz (Starbucks photo)
Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ: SBUX) announced on Thursday that effective April 3, 2017, Howard Schultz will vacate his CEO position and be appointed executive chairman. He will continue in his present position as chairman of the board.
Dallas-based multi brand franchising company Brix Holdings, LLC announced yesterday the promotion of Craig Erlich to president. Erlich will oversee Brix's portfolio of franchise brands, which include franchisors Red Mango, Smoothie Factory, Souper Salad and RedBrick Pizza.
The Franchise Brokers Association (FBA) has announced the appointment of Paul Segreto as its president. The association focuses on educating, training, supporting and informing brokers who sell franchised businesses.
Dunkin' Brands Group Inc. (NASDAQ: DNKN), the parent company of Dunkin' Donuts and Baskin-Robbins, announced this morning that David Hoffmann, 48, has been named president of Dunkin' Donuts U.S. and Canada, effective October 3, 2016.
Salt Lake City-based Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC announced Wednesday that CEO Dan Lockwood will step down as its chief executive officer. He will transition to the position of executive chairman with the firm's board of directors. The franchisor's current president, Kevin Lathrop, will become Unishippers new CEO as well as continue as president.