Commodities: Pizza stocks fluctuate


The prices for cheese and wheat increased, gasoline remained unchanged, and pizza stocks fluctuated.


Commodities: Cheese down, wheat up and gasoline unchanged

The price for cheese dropped during the week, wheat increased and gasoline remained unchanged.

Commodities: Wheat up, gasoline continues to drop

The price of wheat increased 23 cents last week, while prices at the pump continued to drop.

Commodities: Price of gasoline continues to drop

The price for gasoline continues to drop, while cheese prices remain flat. Here’s a look at the rest of the market.

Gas, cheese, wheat prices all fall to close out the year

Gas prices have fallen 50 cents in the past month and are more than $1 lower than they were this time last year.

Christmas arrives at the gas pump

Fuel experiences its longest streak of declining prices on record, according to AAA.

The pace of fast casual pizza accelerates in 2014

Despite a number of headwinds such as high cheese and beef prices and labor pressures, many operators remain optimistic for 2015.

Low gas prices saving Americans about $200M per day versus 2013

The average cost of fuel is nearly 70 cents lower per gallon than it was last year at this time, and has dropped below the $2 mark in 13 states.

2014 on the menu: Specialty pizzas and menu overhauls

Pizza Hut wasn't the only concept to undergo a massive makeover this year; Sbarro, CiCi's, California Pizza Kitchen and Chuck E. Cheese's also all took a page from the 'Domino's playbook.'

Wheat prices up $1 since October

Gas prices drop another dime in a week.

Domino's Pizza continues Wall Street climb

Domino's shares are up 3,000 percent compared to where they were before the company's turnaround effort in 2010.

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Papa Murphy's adds Buffalo Chicken Pizza featuring Frank's RedHot sauce

Papa Murphy's limited-time-only Buffalo Chicken Pizza, featuring Frank's RedHot sauce, will be available at participating locations nationwide from Sept. 22 through Oct. 31.

Papa Murphy's to open 4 Jacksonville stores

In addition to opening four Jacksonville-area stores, Papa Murphy's will be giving back to the local community.

Papa Murphy's continues Knoxville expansion

Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza opened four new stores in the Knoxville, Tennessee, area on Aug. 13, helping a senior nutrition program as part of the celebration.

Papa Murphy's aims for 25 Louisville stores

Papa Murphy's is eyeing expansion in Papa John's hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. According to Louisville Business First, Louisville franchisee Jerry Best and business partner Jerry Tyler can see 25 more locations in the city.

Papa Murphy's launches 'gourmet' pizza toppings

Papa Murphy’s has announced a new line of gourmet pizza toppings that customers can use to customize their pizzas, including Angus steak, spicy fennel sausage and roasted garlic. "The new gourmet toppings are the perfect way to give customers the...

Papa Murphy’s adds gluten-free option

Papa Murphy's and Boulder Brands, the makers of Udi's Gluten Free branded products, today announced a partnership to bring Udi's Gluten Free pizza crust to Papa Murphy's locations. Papa Murphy’s stores will begin offering the gluten-free option this month and...

Papa Murphy’s acquires nine Minneapolis stores for $3.4M

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc. announced Friday it has acquired nine Papa Murphy's stores in Minneapolis for approximately $3.4 million. According to a news release, the company completed the acquisition of the locations from a single franchisee in mid-August, bringing the company-owned store count to 24 units in the Minneapolis market.

Papa Murphy's targeting North Carolina's Triad area for growth

Papa Murphy's is reportedly planning on opening 30 locations in North Carolina's Triad area within the next five years. According to the Triad Business Journal, Papa Murphy's currently has 11 locations in North Carolina, including Greensboro and Winston-Salem markets. Scott...

Papa Murphy's extends Pepsi contract

Papa Murphy's today announced it has signed a multiyear agreement with PepsiCo to renew their 16-plus-year partnership. Under the new deal, PepsiCo will remain the exclusive non-alcoholic beverage provider and offer brands such as Pepsi, Mountain Dew, Mug Root Beer...

Papa Murphy’s named a top digital marketing brand

Papa Murphy’s has been named as the No. 2 top digital marketer in the U.S.

Papa Murphy’s partnership supports Seattle area pediatric patients

Papa Murphy’s has partnered with CBS EcoMedia through its WellnessAd program to fund 24 Starlight Tablets for eight Seattle-area hospitals. According to a news release, Papa Murphy’s support to the Starlight Children’s Foundation will benefit an estimated 12,000 pediatric patients...

Papa Murphy’s scores high for guests’ ‘intent to return’

Market Research firm Technomic has released new data examining restaurant guests’ intent to return and their reasons for doing so, which vary by generation, according to the research. The research reveals that more consumers report they will return in the...

Papa Murphy’s releases first public quarterly results

Papa Murphy's Holdings Inc. announced financial results for its first quarter ended March 31, its first earnings report since going public earlier this month. Highlights for Q1 2014 compared to Q1 2013 include: Total revenues were $25.1 million compared to...

Papa Murphy's IPO priced at $11 per share

Papa Murphy's Holdings has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 5,833,333 shares of common stock at $11.00 per share. According to a news release, all of the shares in the offering are being offered by Papa Murphy's,...

Papa Murphy's plans $70M IPO

Papa Murphy's laid out terms for its initial public offering this week and plans to raise $70 million through about 5.8 million shares valued at $11 to $13 each.

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