Archive for Chipotle SmartBlogs

New products, menu innovation and shifting food strategies at Target and Wal-Mart proved popular with SmartBrief readers this week, starting with plans for Hershey’s Krave Pure Foods unit to roll out meat snack bars this summer in flavors including black cherry barbecue and basil citrus.

On the restaurant front, Dunkin’ Donuts is experimenting with waffle breakfast sandwiches, cold-brew coffee and other premium menu items in a push to compete with McDonald’s all-day breakfast offerings.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief readers were most interested in stories about the future of the food industry from all aspects this week. Chipotle‘s future plans for a fast-casual burger concept gave them a glimpse at where the company could be going next in the restaurant industry, while Amazon‘s move to expand its Dash re-ordering service to include brands like ConAgra and PepsiCo looked at food retail and its future in e-commerce.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers were following Chipotle‘s food safety saga this week, from co-CEO Steve Ells’ apology that was broadcast on television to the chain‘s online outreach to help answer brand fans’ questions about the E. coli and norovirus outbreaks.

Readers were also interested in new strategies from consumer package goods companies, from PepsiCo‘s decision to end its partnership with Muller and pull out of the US yogurt market, to Chobani‘s plans for spicy yogurts, to Kellogg‘s moves to take cereal beyond breakfast eating occasions.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers saw CPG companies making some big moves in the product arena in our news coverage this week, with Keurig informing consumers about the upcoming launch of its Keurig Kold machine and WhiteWave reporting a 27% growth in shares so far this year, driven by the company’s yogurt, plant-based and Horizon Organic products.[…] Continue Reading »

The Q2 2015 Restaurant Social Media Index rankings are in!

Last quarter, Panera Bread took No. 1 for the Top 25 National Restaurant Brands of Q1 2015. This month, the artificial-ban brand falls to No. 4, and is replaced by Chick-fil-A. Check out the Top 10 list below, where we also delve deeper into the Top 3.[…] Continue Reading »