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 the project.                                       by an intensive in-country assessment of       Dunkin’ Donuts Enters
    The Pakistan Cold Chain Assessment              five geographic locations.                     Russian, Ukraine Markets
 will focus on issues of cold storage
 infrastructure, technological availability,
 post-harvest capabilities, and economic
                                                       The assessment will examine the
                                                    existing cold chain in Pakistan, including
                                                    technical assistance and commercial devel-
                                                                                                   W    ith its first restaurant opening
                                                                                                        in Moscow on May 11, Dunkin’
                                                                                                   Donuts, Canton, MA, plans to expand
 strengths and weakness.                            opment needed to improve post-harvest          throughout Russia and Ukraine over the
    This assessment will also identify loca-        handling. The findings and conclusions of      next several years.
 tions for potential investment and positive        the assessment will be documented in a            Donuts Project LLC, its franchise
 fiscal returns in the cold chain. The effort       final report, which will include recommen-     partner in Russia, is set to open between
 will begin with a desktop review of past           dations on needs for technical assistance as   10 and 20 Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants in
 and current projects in Pakistan, followed         well as opportunities for future investment.   Moscow and the Moscow region in 2010.  
                                                                                                      Dunkin’ Donuts’ entry into Russia
                                                                                                   comes on the heels of the brand’s expan-
     ATA Commits To Improving Trucking                                                             sion throughout Europe and the Asia-

     Safety Record                                                                                 Pacific market. In Europe, the company
                                                                                                   has approximately 70 Dunkin’ Donuts res-
                                                                                                   taurants in Germany, Spain and Bulgaria. 
     T    he American Trucking Associa-
          tions (ATA) told a subcommittee
     of the Senate Committee on Com-
                                                                                                      Dunkin’ Brands, parent company of
                                                                                                   Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins,
     merce, Science and Transportation                                                             already has established a successful and
     that the trucking industry is now the                                                         growing presence in Russia. Baskin-
     safest it has ever been, but there is                                                         Robbins has nearly 150 shops in the
     still room for improvement.                                                                   region and recently opened its first shop in
        “Improving motor carrier and highway safety is about understanding the be-                 Sochi, Russia.
     haviors that cause crashes and addressing the factors that raise crash risk,” says
     Dave Osiecki, ATA senior vice president, during the Surface Transportation and                USF Helps Restaurants
     Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee hearing on                  Grow With Fresh Ideas
     Oversight of Motor Carrier Sa
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