SCOTTSDALE ARIZ. Kahala Corp. and ice cream chain franchisor Cold Stone Creamery have merged to form what they describe as a “world-class brand-building company” that aims to add more chains to its portfolio and possibly go public. —Multiconcept franchisor The new entity created from the two Scottsdale-based companies is called Kahala-Cold Stone and includes 13 brands that the new firm estimates will generate $1.1 billion in annual ...

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