The launch of a line of frozen Skippy P.B. & Jelly Minis from Hormel Foods was the most clicked story among SmartBrief food and beverage readers this week. News that Danone will revamp its portfolio to focus on natural products and local innovations, and a look at Mondelez' new stratgeic framework also made headlines in grocery news this week. Conagra CEO Sean Connolly's advice for snack brands grabbed readers' attention. Connolly cautioned snack brands against adopting management strategies similar to other center-store items and said maintaining "a relentless pipeline of innovation is critically important."
In foodservice news, a primer on pita bread and a feature on a popular watermelon dish caught readers' eyes this week. Ducks Eatery in New York City has a monthslong waitlist for its smoked watermelon that resembles a ham, which went viral after diners posted a photo on Instagram.
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