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DavidP
06-30-2004, 06:53 PM
yes, when we are in the midst of a war, all American can think about is their Krispy Kremes :D

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/food/2004-06-30-donut-decline_x.htm?csp=26

gcn_zelda
06-30-2004, 07:27 PM
Does that mean donut prices are dropping?

Huzzah!


Cheaper donuts mean more police, thus highering the quality of our law enforcement!

Just kidding :P

DavidP
06-30-2004, 08:56 PM
according to the standard economics supply/demand curves, you are correct:

Govtcheez
06-30-2004, 09:05 PM
highering haha

KK's still up almost 20% from a year ago, so I don't think they should be crying into their coffee just yet.

edit: If that's after 2 straight declining quarters, they must have had a hell of a fall and winter.

swoopy
07-01-2004, 12:56 AM
>KK's still up almost 20% from a year ago

I assume you are talking about the price of KK's doughnuts. On the other hand, if you are talking about the stock price, well let's just say the chart is not a pretty sight. :eek:

Govtcheez
07-01-2004, 06:48 AM
I meant this "Despite industry sales trends that continue to weaken, Krispy Kreme's volumes were up in the most recent period, rising 18.4% from a year earlier."

Apparently at 11pm my brain thinks "volume" means "money"

sean
07-01-2004, 07:00 AM
I heard a rumor that Krispy Kreme failed to turn a profit last year. Apparently that's not the case, but I think they're defiantely going to start declining soon. Maybe not to the point of going out of business, but I definately think this is a bit of a fad. I never found them that tantalizing.

ober
07-01-2004, 07:02 AM
Oh, I don't know... they're some of the best donuts I've ever had... but I don't sit around eating them all the time either. I don't get this physique *points to hidden half of six pack* eating donuts. IT COMES FROM OREOS! ;)

DavidP
07-01-2004, 07:07 AM
krispy kremes are good, but they arent my favorite.

my favorite come from the little donut shop down the road called Top Donuts :)

oh and Shipleys are awesome too.

sean
07-01-2004, 07:53 AM
If anyone's from South Africa and goes to Gold Reef City that much, try the donut stand right outside the mine - it's been there for at least 15 years so it's not going anywhere, but they make a donut the way a donut was made a hundred years ago... better hygiene of course...

DavidP
07-01-2004, 09:41 AM
but donuts werent made 100 years ago...at least as far as i know


i thought they were invented in world war 2 to feed the troops. that is what i heard on History Channel.

swoopy
07-01-2004, 05:09 PM
I meant this "Despite industry sales trends that continue to weaken, Krispy Kreme's volumes were up in the most recent period, rising 18.4% from a year earlier."

Apparently at 11pm my brain thinks "volume" means "money"
Govtcheez, very interesting to see that sales rose 18.4%. The stock price has collapsed despite rising sales. This may bode well for KK. This Atkins diet is obviously a BIG concern for them, and for other doughnut shops. Perhaps they will introduce a low carb doughnut. Or maybe they already have. :)

DavidP
07-01-2004, 05:22 PM
i think the Atkins diet is stupid. why would people ever want to stop eating donuts, cereal, spaghetti, and many of the other greatest foods ever made.

sean
07-01-2004, 07:03 PM
I'm with David, but KK (which I think is a bad choice of initials for them. It's like a children's cartoon company calling themselves XX Animation) is planning on releasing a low-carb donut in October. Bagle?

swoopy
07-01-2004, 08:59 PM
Yes, I agree with you. But naturally people will try anything to lose weight. And if they can eat as much of something as they want and still lose weight, they'll go for it.

EvBladeRunnervE
07-01-2004, 09:16 PM
Yes, I agree with you. But naturally people will try anything to lose weight. And if they can eat as much of something as they want and still lose weight, they'll go for it.

well, the problem is people eat too much anyway. Atkins, AFAIK, only works if you convert to eating solely protein and LIMIT intake of fats. Plus, it is pretty unhealthy as you really can mess up your metabolism and enzyme system if you dont check up with a doctor periodically.

anyway, I never did enjoy KK so apparently the world is catching on that big-commercialized food != good.

Govtcheez
07-02-2004, 09:22 AM
Bagle?
Nah, wouldn't be. Most grains are pretty high carb - that's why whenever you see commercials for hamburger places with Atkins menus, they skip the buns.

sean
07-02-2004, 09:37 AM
Ah. Good point, but I still don't see the point of a low-carb donut. I'm sorry to use a pun like this, but it goes against the grain.

Govtcheez
07-02-2004, 09:46 AM
Maybe it'll be made of meat :)

gcn_zelda
07-02-2004, 02:26 PM
Or cheese.

EvBladeRunnervE
07-02-2004, 08:24 PM
Or cheese.


cheese donuts? one would think that would worse for you than regular donuts.

sean
07-02-2004, 08:35 PM
Swiss?

EvBladeRunnervE
07-02-2004, 08:50 PM
I have a feeling that as unhealthy as donuts are, people maybe need to start looking at what they have with donuts, coffee(just check how many calories you get with that starbucks vente half-and-half latte with extra whip cream).

sean
07-02-2004, 08:53 PM
Sometimes I like to just eat a bucket of Cool Whip.

gcn_zelda
07-03-2004, 01:34 PM
Who doesn't?