NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2007 – Hess Corporation today announced an exclusive agreement with Dunkin' Donuts, the world's largest coffee and baked goods chain, to offer high-quality coffee, hot chocolate and donuts in a new self-service offerings in many of Hess' gas-convenience locations. The Dunkin' Donuts' self-service offering will roll out in Hess stores starting in January, initially within Hess locations in Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. Hess plans to introduce at least 175 Dunkin' Donuts self-service offerings in 2008.
"We are thrilled at the opportunity to provide greater value to our customers by partnering with an outstanding brand such as Dunkin' Donuts," said F. Borden Walker, Hess Corporation Executive Vice President and President, Marketing & Refining. “In our retail tests, this self-service approach was very well received by customers. We see this is an important step in our commitment to delivering a great experience for our customers and continuing to grow our brand.”
“Hess is an extremely exciting partnership that we believe will create tremendous value for our company and our franchisees across the country,” said Robert Rodriguez, Dunkin' Donuts brand President. “This partnership will allow us to engage new customers, reinforce our relationship with existing customers and create more opportunities for busy, on-the-go people to keep themselves running with our coffee and baked goods. By reaching more customers in more places more often, we strengthen our brand by generating greater awareness of our menu items and distinguishing ourselves in the marketplace.”
Hess Corporation, with headquarters in New York, is a global integrated energy company engaged in the exploration, production, purchase, transportation and sale of crude oil and natural gas, as well as the production and sale of refined petroleum products. More information on Hess Corporation is available at www.hess.com.
Founded in 1950, today Dunkin' Donuts is the number one retailer of hot regular coffee-by-the-cup in America, selling 2.7 million cups a day, nearly one billion cups a year. Dunkin' Donuts is also the largest coffee and baked goods chain in the world and sells more hot regular coffee, iced coffee, donuts, and bagels than any other quick service restaurant in America. Dunkin' Donuts has more than 7,200 franchised restaurants in 31 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Dunkin' Donuts is a subsidiary of Dunkin' Brands, Inc. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.
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