Commodities: Down, down, down ... unless you're Papa John's

Commodities: Down, down, down ... unless you're Papa John's

Pizza operators got a break from most commodity prices last week, which turns out to be a particularly good thing since three of the four brands monitored here lost a chunk of value over the five days. The exception? Surprise! Papa John's.

Commodities: Changes ahead?

Commodities: Changes ahead?

Changing weather, politics and consumer demand could foreshadow equally changing commodity and stock prices in the weeks ahead. This week though values for most pizza staple ingredients fell, though most brand values did too.

Commodities: The cheese stands alone ... its higher prices week's only down news

Commodities: The cheese stands alone ... its higher prices week's only down news

Commodity and stock prices gave pizza restaurateurs a very nice Labor Day send-off last week — the unofficial end of summer in the U.S.

Commodities: The 'dog days of summer' toss pizza operators a bone

Commodities: The 'dog days of summer' toss pizza operators a bone

The end-of-summer weather may be sweltering, but pizza operators had little to sweat last week.

Commodities: Papa John's pulls out of nosedive, while Domino's dips

Commodities: Papa John's pulls out of nosedive, while Domino's dips

In trading, both commodities and stock, it has been a truly up-and-down week for pizza restaurateurs.

Commodities: Papa John's in free fall

Commodities: Papa John's in free fall

The turmoil around the Papa John's brand expressed itself clearly on the trading floor last week when that chain's value continued to fall, while pizza restaurateurs got a break on auto fuel prices as the summer travel season winds down to a close.

Colony Grill pizza: A testament to immigrant ingenuity's role in restaurant industry

Colony Grill pizza: A testament to immigrant ingenuity's role in restaurant industry

In the annals of pizza concepts with staying power, Colony Grill's multi-cultural rendition of the pie stands tall, and the 83-year-old brand's story is a lesson in the real value of what the American melting pot of cultures means to both the restaurant industry and business in general.

Commodities: Most brands rebound

Commodities: Most brands rebound

Most pizza brands rebounded in value last week, while commodity prices remained fairly tame.

Commodities: Pizza brands take a beating

Commodities: Pizza brands take a beating

Last week was a tough one for most pizza restaurateurs as the prices for all essential commodities rose, while all but one brand monitored by this site suffered stock losses.

Toppers returns to its 'rebel' roots with items 'outside the (pizza) box'

Toppers returns to its 'rebel' roots with items 'outside the (pizza) box'

Toppers is going back to its quirky beginnings by thinking "outside the (pizza) box" when it comes to the brand's menu.

Commodities: Pizza brands make nice gains ... especially Papa John's

Commodities: Pizza brands make nice gains ... especially Papa John's

Despite the global news swirling around Papa John's brand and its controversial founder, John Schnatter, it was a pretty profitable week for pizza restaurateurs in the U.S., with all the brands monitored by this site showing gains last week.

Commodities: A good news-bad news kind of week

Commodities: A good news-bad news kind of week

Commodity and pizza stock prices were a true blend of good and bad news last week with the bright spots in this week's report revolving around a plentiful cheese supply and healthy crude oil inventories.

Commodities: A brutal week for most pizza brands

Commodities: A brutal week for most pizza brands

Growing pizza commodity prices, but falling stock prices for most brands, left pizza restaurateurs with a weekend headache and hopes for a better July.

Commodities: Prices down on some pizza ingredients

Commodities: Prices down on some pizza ingredients

Restaurateurs enjoyed lower costs last week on the commodities markets with cheese, vehicle fuel and some wheat prices falling, while two of the publicly traded pizza brands monitored by this website got votes of confidence from investors.

Commodities: Gas demand up, some grades' prices down

Commodities: Gas demand up, some grades' prices down

Despite an all-time high consumer demand, there was downward movement over the last week in some gas prices. Unfortunately, the same trend was in effect for most publicly traded pizza brands.

Commodities: Big smiles at Domino's, little grins at Papa John's

Commodities: Big smiles at Domino's, little grins at Papa John's

At the closing bell last Friday, the leadership behind two pizza stocks that have had very different stories this year were both likely going out for a celebratory drink.

Commodities: Yum, Papa John's slide, but so do commodity prices

Commodities: Yum, Papa John's slide, but so do commodity prices

Papa John's and Pizza Hut parent, Yum Brands slid in trading last week, but mostly lower commodity prices took some of the sting out of those losses.

Commodities: Stock traders, gas producers take toll on pizza brands last week

Commodities: Stock traders, gas producers take toll on pizza brands last week

Food commodity prices last week dropped in trading, but increasing prices on all types of fuel, including natural gas more than made up for any potential gains their for pizza restaurateurs.

Commodities: Cheese, wheat, auto fuel get pricier

Commodities: Cheese, wheat, auto fuel get pricier

Most pizza stocks monitored by this site took hits last week during trading, though one brand did get some love from Wall Street.

Commodities: Domino's, Papa Murphy's win big

Commodities: Domino's, Papa Murphy's win big

It was a storybook ending last week on the stock market for Domino's and Papa Murphy's.

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