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Popular reads this week involved all – both retail and restaurants. Among the top stories were Lidl’s plan to expand out to the East Coast, hoping to build as many as 100 standalone 36,000-square-foot stores, and also, Kroger ranking as the top traditional supermarket retailer in the world, according to a report from the National Retail Federation.[…] 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 »

SmartBrief readers showed eclectic tastes in food and beverage stories heading into the new year, favoring tales about healthy trends, quickservice value meals, executive moves and cupcakes.

The creation of Sonoma Brands, a new venture from Krave Pure Foods founder Jon Sebastiani that aims to develop innovative food and beverage products, was the most-read story over the past week, and other healthy dining stories including one about “clean” diet trends and another about the popularity of kombucha ranked high.[…] Continue Reading »

This week’s most popular news items included stories of food retailers, consumer packaged goods manufacturers and restaurants going big in a variety of ways. Topping out the list was the substantial sale of Keurig Green Mountain for $13.9 billion to JAB Holding, and following close behind was a story on how wholesale giant Costco‘s membership model and in-person deals on gas and food have made the warehouse retailer “Amazon-proof,” according to analysts.[…] Continue Reading »

Top news stories this week included quickservice restaurant news involving two big players in the industry: In-N-Out and McDonald’s – as In-N-Out finds a customer loyalty in keeping its menu as it is, McDonald’s is changing things up with a new version of its value menu.

In the CPG world, ConAgra’s spinoff of its Lamb Weston frozen potato products division to form two separate, publicly-traded companies was a departure from the slew of mergers and acquisitions we’ve seen throughout the year and was well-read by SmartBrief subscribers.[…] Continue Reading »