It was a nutty week for doughnuts, macadamia nuts, and toy nuts.
Take the dough out of doughnuts, and you're just nuts
Spelling lessons isn't the only thing that Krispy Kreme
It seems as though it wasn't that long ago that Krispy Kreme's stock was soaring, earning a nod from our Motley Fool Stock Advisor newsletter when its prospects seemed bright. Yet that "Hot Stock Now" neon light has gone out over the past year as iffy franchise transactions, fad diet fallout, and operational missteps have tripped up the company -- and, naturally, the stock. It even prompted our own Bill Mann to wonder whether the stock was actually worthless. Yes, doughnuts are in the shape of zero, but the time is ticking on the company if it wants to make sure that it doesn't share the form of its share price too.
Hershey bags a Hilo hottie
Quicker than you can say "Book 'em, Dano" chocolate giant Hershey
The deal, which will be accretive to earnings, won't mean too much to Hershey for now. $80 million in a company with $4 billion in sales is a mere drop in the bucket. However, each brand should play well into one another, giving Hershey an opportunity to introduce new high-end snacks while broadening Mauna Loa's distribution.
A whole lot of Google going on
You can't necessarily blame them as there are big gains to be made for those who believed in Google early enough to put their sweat and money into it. A little more stability thanks to the float's new girth may also be a healthy thing.
Toys will be toys
If you ever want to make some easy money, bet someone that they can't name the country's leading toy retailer. More likely than not they will come back with Toys "R" Us
Toys "R" Us has been busy closing its clothing stores and growing its Babies "R" Us chain, but until its namesake chain gets it right it's not going to be a very jolly holiday season for the troubled retailer.
Longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz will still spend more time and money at Toys "R" Us than Wal-Mart this holiday season. So at least he's doing his part. Heck, he may even see if he has a spare quarter and ride the mechanical Geoffrey the Giraffe. He does not own shares in any of the companies mentioned in this story. He is also part of the Rule Breakers newsletter research team, seeking out tomorrow's ultimate growth stocks a day early.