ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Domino's Pizza, Inc. (NYSE: DPZ), the largest pizza company in the world based on global retail sales, announced today that its 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held in a virtual meeting format only, moving away from an in-person event due to the ongoing public health impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and to support the health and well-being of the Company's shareholders, team members and directors. Shareholders will not be able to attend the Annual Meeting physically.
Shareholders of record at the close of business on March 2, 2020 are invited to vote their shares using the instructions provided with the proxy materials that were issued beginning March 12, 2020. Shareholders may vote or ask questions during the Annual Meeting by following the instructions available on the meeting website during the Annual Meeting.
Whether or not shareholders plan to attend the Annual Meeting, the Company urges its shareholders to vote and submit their proxy in advance of the Annual Meeting by one of the methods described in the proxy materials.
About Domino's Pizza®
Founded in 1960, Domino's Pizza is the largest pizza company in the world based on retail sales, with a significant business in both delivery and carryout pizza. It ranks among the world's top public restaurant brands with a global enterprise of more than 17,000 stores in over 90 markets. Domino's had global retail sales of over $14.3 billion in 2019, with over $7.0 billion in the U.S. and nearly $7.3 billion internationally. In the fourth quarter of 2019, Domino's had global retail sales of over $4.5 billion, with over $2.2 billion in the U.S. and over $2.3 billion internationally. Its system is comprised of independent franchise owners who accounted for 98% of Domino's stores as of the fourth quarter of 2019. Emphasis on technology innovation helped Domino's achieve more than half of all global retail sales in 2019 from digital channels, primarily online ordering and mobile applications. In the U.S., Domino's generates over 65% of sales via digital channels and has developed several innovative ordering platforms, including those developed for Google Home, Facebook Messenger, Apple Watch, Amazon Echo and Twitter – as well as Domino's Hotspots®, an ordering platform featuring over 200,000 unique, non-traditional delivery locations. In June 2019, through an announced partnership with Nuro, Domino's furthered its exploration and testing of autonomous pizza delivery. In late 2019, Domino's opened the Domino's Innovation Garage adjacent to its headquarters in Ann Arbor, Michigan, to fuel continued technology and operational innovation – while also launching its GPS technology, allowing customers to follow the progress of the delivery driver from store to doorstep.