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Krispy Kreme's Packaged Goods Are Putting A Hole In Sales

While in-store sales have improved, Krispy Kreme says consumers aren't buying its packaged products from other stores.
Posted at 6:45 PM, Sep 10, 2015

Krispy Kreme's "Hot Now" doughnut beacon is a gift to consumers, but it's probably not helping sell doughnuts outside of Krispy Kreme stores. 

The company's shares fell Thursday to their lowest point since 2013, and it might have something to do with where consumers want to buy doughnuts. Let's just pause here for a second. 

President and CEO Tony Thompson said while retail sales were "strong," consumers aren't really feeling the packaged goods being sold in stores that aren't Krispy Kreme. 

CNN reports the company has tried to expand its range of products sold outside its stores, much like what competitors Dunkin' Donuts and Starbucks have done, but that strategy hasn't been working out. 

Despite the rough numbers, Krispy Kreme still plans to open new stores in the U.S. and internationally. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, the company plans to open more than 250 stores, including 10 in Myanmar, by the end of fiscal year 2017. 

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