Dunkin’ Brands Inc. has signed a long-term agreement with National DCP, a franchisee-owned purchasing cooperative, making it the exclusive supply chain provider for all Dunkin’ Donuts locations in the continental United States.
The agreement took effect Jan. 1, upon the merger of four regional franchisee-owned cooperatives into National DCP.
Dunkin’ Brands, Dunkin’ Donuts’ parent company, said the agreement would help pave the way for the Canton, Mass.-based chain’s continued expansion. The company plans to double the number of U.S. Dunkin’ Donuts units to 14,000 over the next 20 years.
Dunkin’ Brands said the agreement would streamline its distribution system and “provide significant future cost-efficiencies for the franchise community,” as well as greater consistency, including uniform pricing for existing and future franchisees.