Krispy Kreme reverses course, allows student resale service

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In this Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 photo, Catherine Newton, left, buys three boxes of Krispy Kreme doughnuts from Jayson Gonzalez in Little Canada, Minn. Gonzalez, a Minnesota college student, says Krispy Kreme has told him to stop making doughnut runs to Iowa. Gonzalez told the Pioneer Press he was told his sales created a liability for the North Carolina-based company. (Deanna Weniger/Pioneer Press via AP)

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Krispy Kreme has reached an agreement with a Minnesota college student who drove to Iowa every weekend to buy hundreds of doughnuts to resell them in the Twin Cities area.

The company said in a statement Monday that Jayson Gonzalez of Champlin can now work with Krispy Kreme as an independent operator. The deal also includes a 500-dozen doughnut donation when he starts up again.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports the 21-year-old Gonzalez also announced the deal on his Facebook page, adding that he’s “pumped” to continue his business.

Last week, Krispy Kreme told Gonzalez to stop the resell venture because it created a liability for the company.

The confectionery giant said in its statement Monday that the “temporary stoppage” was to ensure product quality and regulatory compliance.

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