Dunkin’ Brands trims 2015 forecast

Dunkin’ Brands trims 2015 forecast

Company points to consumer pressure, weak packaged coffee sales

The parent of Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins on Thursday downgraded its guidance for 2015, citing macroeconomic pressures on consumers and declining sales of packaged coffee as trends that will continue into the new year and affect sales.

Canton, Mass.-based Dunkin’ Brands Group Inc. projected that same-store sales will rise between 1 percent and 3 percent for the primary Dunkin’ Donuts brand in the U.S. in 2015. That compares with earlier 2015 projections of a 2-percent to 4-p

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