UK— Krispy Kreme UK has appointed Jamie Dunning as its new president and managing director for the UK and Ireland, effective July 25.

Dunning will succeed Richard Cheshire, who recently took the decision to step down from his role as Krispy Kreme’s UK & Ireland CEO after nearly 20 years of working in leadership roles at the company and who built the brand’s presence and reputation in the UK.

Dunning will join Krispy Kreme from Mars, Inc., where he has spent the past 11 years, most recently as president and managing director of the Mars Retail Group. He also worked as vice president of sales and grocery sales director for Mars UK, prior to which he served as Cadbury Schweppes’ sales director.

During his time as Mars MD, Dunning oversaw a successful phase of accelerated growth during a transitionary period.

His appointment at Krispy KremeThe appointment comes at an exciting stage of the company’s journey in the UK and Ireland as the it looks to maintain the strong growth it has seen in the past five years.

Dunning said: “I could not be more pleased to be joining the team at Krispy Kreme. I will focus on continuing Krispy Kreme’s signature hub and spoke model through expansions into online delivery, drive-throughs and bricks and mortar stores.”

“In Jamie we have a worthy new UK head, and I am excited to see the fresh perspective and wealth of knowledge that he will provide us with as we enter this thrilling new phase of our presence in one of our most valued markets.” says Josh Charlesworth, global president and chief operating officer at Krispy Kreme

Having entered the UK market in 2003, Krispy Kreme operates 133 shops in the UK and Ireland. It also has a presence in more than 1,500 other points of access thanks to partnerships with the likes of Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Asda and Morrisons.

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