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Krispy Kreme hires Dunning as president and MD

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Jamie Dunning, MD, Krispy Kreme UK  (Krispy Kreme)
Jamie Dunning, MD, Krispy Kreme UK (Krispy Kreme)

Krispy Kreme UK has appointed Jamie Dunning as its new president and managing director for the UK and Ireland.

A former managing director and president at Mars Retail Group and sales director at Cadbury Schweppes, Dunning will take over from Richard Cheshire, who recently took the decision to step down from his role as Krispy Kreme’s UK & Ireland CEO after nearly twenty years of working in leadership roles at the company

Dunning will be responsible for building the US brand in the UK where it has its own stores, but is also stocked in major supermarkets including Tesco and Morrisons.

Josh Charlesworth, global president and chief operating officer at Krispy Kreme, said: “In Jamie we have a worthy new UK head, and I am excited to see the fresh perspective and wealth of knowledge that he will provide us with as we enter this thrilling new phase of our presence in one of our most valued markets.”

Dunning said: “I love everything about the company, from its strongly held values and its ambitious plans for the UK, to its delicious products.

“I will focus on continuing Krispy Kreme’s signature hub and spoke model through expansions into online delivery, drive-throughs and bricks and mortar stores, but also cementing the relationship the company has with consumers as one of the countries’ most-loved sweet treat brands.”

Krispy Kreme entered the UK market in 2003 and now operates 133 shops in the UK and Ireland and has a presence at more than 1,500 other points of access thanks to partnerships with major supermarkets.

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