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Forbes  Nov 11  Comment 
In the last week of August, Tim Hortons and Burger King Worldwide entered into an agreement under which the two recognized companies joined hands to create the world's third largest quick service restaurant company. With a combined system sales of...
CBC.ca  Nov 5  Comment 
Executives at Tim Hortons Inc. are hinting that a price hike for customers ould be on the way in 2015, as they respond to the soaring value of next year's crop of coffee beans.
Wall Street Journal  Nov 5  Comment 
Tim Hortons Inc. reported a nearly 14% dip in third-quarter earnings Wednesday, hurt by costs related to its proposed tie-up with Burger King Worldwide Inc.
Reuters  Nov 5  Comment 
Profit at Canadian coffee and doughnut chain Tim Hortons Inc, which is being bought by Burger King Worldwide Inc, beat market estimates in the third quarter as customers...
Wall Street Journal  Nov 4  Comment 
Burger King Worldwide swung to a loss in the third quarter as the fast-food chain’s expenses more than doubled, driven in part by its $11 billion acquisition of Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons.
Wall Street Journal  Oct 28  Comment 
Burger King Worldwide planned purchase of Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons cleared one regulatory hurdle when Canada’s antitrust watchdog gave the proposed tie-up the green light. The $11 billion deal remains subject to other...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 24  Comment 
By Critical Timing: The proposed merger between Burger King Worldwide (NYSE:BKW) and Canada's Tim Hortons (NYSE:THI) has been characterized as a canny tax-saving maneuver, aka tax inversion. The two companies entered an agreement to create the...




 

Tim Hortons, Inc. (NYSE:THI) is the largest fast food restaurant chain in Canada (and the fourth-largest in all of North America) based on market capitalization.[1] Its best selling product is coffee, and the chain is known for its "double-double," a coffee with two creams and two sugars. Tim Horton's also has a food menu to complement its beverage selection, offering doughnuts, sandwiches, and other food items.

Despite intense competition throughout Canada coming from other fast food giants such as McDonald's, Tim Horton’s has acquired more than 75% share of customer traffic in Canada’s coffee and baked goods sector. The company views Quebec and Western Canada as its fastest-growing domestic markets and as opportunities for further expansion. Tim Horton's has also been eager to expand U.S. operations, since it already has high market saturation in Canada. This is problematic, as it is forced to compete with entrenched brands like Dunkin' Donuts, McDonald's (MCD), and Starbucks, and it hasn’t been that successful in the U.S. markets.

Another issue that the company confronts rising prices for commodities such as coffee, oil, wheat, and sugar, which have compressed margins. Tim Horton's must keep its products affordable to attract customers, which keeps it from passing these costs directly onto consumers.

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