Archive for chick-fil-a SmartBlogs

Food retail news and one culinary news story made the top five most-read stories this week in SmartBrief on Food & Beverage, with a story on ALDI‘s new higher-end store prototype taking the top spot. The Germany-based discount supermarket chain is trading its no-frills style for a neater look and cafe that will sell fair-trade coffee and fresh smoothies.[…] Continue Reading »

Monday’s news that German conglomerate JAB Holding Company will acquire doughnut chain Krispy Kreme for $1.35 billion was the most-clicked story this week with food and beverage readers. In consumer packaged goods news, readers took an interest in Hain Celestial Group‘s decision to return to its original packaging for Celestial Seasonings tea after new designs failed to resonate with millennial consumers.[…] Continue Reading »

Restaurants, consumer package goods brands and food retailers alike were making changes and developing strategies that trended toward innovation this week, a topic that drew the attention of SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers. In a move to strengthen its appeal among millennial consumers, McDonald’s revamped its packaging to feature a bold yet simple design. Meanwhile, Chick-fil-A announced the introduction of a trendy superfood salad featuring kale and broccolini, which will replace the chain’s classic coleslaw.[…] Continue Reading »

News on two big food retailers emerged among the most popular stories of this week: Kroger announced that it will experiment with digital shelf technology at its stores. The technology, developed by Kroger, will be installed on 2,200 Edge shelves that can show digital price tags and ads, and might also eventually have the ability to communicate with shoppers’ smartphones.[…] Continue Reading »

This week’s most popular stories across our food and beverage briefs run the gamut, reflecting big trends in the industry such as large companies selling brands that no longer fit their market, a focus on snacks and fresh produce, catering to millennial consumers and diners, and food delivery services. Big brands in the news included General Mills, Chuck E.[…] Continue Reading »