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Autumn’s chilly temperatures typically herald a shift from fresh fruit and other warm-weather treats to more indulgent desserts, and the shift continues as the mercury falls and the holidays approach.
Kroger’s announcement that it plans to pay $178 million for Roundy’s, a smaller rival that operates under the Mariano’s, Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market banners in Wisconsin and Illinois, drew the most attention from SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers this week, and a separate story about the ways Kroger is using tech tools to improve the grocery shopping experience ranked fourth.[…] Continue Reading »
A restaurant update led the list of most-read stories by SmartBrief’s ffood and beverage readers last week. McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook gave updates on the chain’s all-day breakfast launch and offered details on the company’s ongoing efforts to trim less-popular items from the menu to make room for McMuffins. Meanwhile, some franchisees worried that the new menu was slowing service.[…] Continue Reading »
The last thing most costumed kids are considering on Halloween is healthy eating, but concerned parents don’t put aside all their rules when the candy holiday hits.
Nearly 80% of American parents said they have a plan in place to help their children exercise moderation while still enjoying the candy and treats they bring home on Halloween, according to a survey by the National Confectioner’s Association.[…] Continue Reading »
Pricey cupcakes may not be the hot trend they were a few years ago, but Americans are still sweet on desserts and they’ve got a growing selection of individual and shareable options at restaurants and at the grocery store.