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News, trends and best business practices for the food and beverage industry.
Top 10: Target CEO discusses store's grocery future

News about Sabra and Tostitos' new Guacamole Grab N' Go snack was this week's most clicked story, and Target made the list twice with news about its future in the grocery game.


For the fifth year in a row, the number of operators offering breakfast has increased, making the space one of the most competitive dayparts in the industry today.

Big brewers turn to acquisition, innovation to stay competitive amid craft beer craze

As craft beer continues to establish itself as more than just a trend or a bubble in danger of bursting, big brewers are making a play for the craft market by adding small brands to their portfolios or expanding their product lines to include more innovat

Idahoan Foods CEO on the challenges of innovating in a classic category
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The mashed potato category has remained largely unchanged for the last 50 years, but category leader Idahoan Foods is hoping to spark new interest in the segment with a mashed potato product designed to appeal to today's consumer.

Milka Oreo -- Experimentation, recruiting in food and bev drew readers this week

Read the list of food stories that readers found the most interesting this week, including brands experimenting with new strategies and retailers recruiting new leaders.

Are ride-hailing services the future of grocery delivery?

Wal-Mart is partnering with on-demand ride services Uber and Lyft to deliver grocery orders. Will ride-hailing services help retailers crack the code of grocery delivery?

Ready Pac Foods teams with Domino's on new salads
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Ready Pac Foods joined forces with Domino’s last month to add a line of three co-branded salad bowls to the restaurant’s menu.

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Whether driven by personal health, diet and nutrition interests and needs or out of concern for sustainable practices, consumers continue to scrutinize food labels for answers.

Blue Bell's new Camo 'n Cream ice cream was the subject of this week's most-clicked story

New products from Blue Bell, Green Giant and Starbucks topped this week's most-clicked list.

Food retailers take the mobile experience to the next level

How are food retailers taking their mobile presences to the next level to attract shoppers in a crowded field?

How changing consumer demands are driving incubation, innovation and acquisition in the CPG sector
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In this interview, EY consumer products leader Greg Stemler discusses best practices for large CPG companies looking to integrate small brands into their portfolios, as well as the trends and issues that are affecting CPG companies both big and small.

Top 10: Health-focused, simple food stories drew readers in this week

Check out the health-focused food stories that drew the most food and beverage readers this week.

Growing diversity and demand for vibrant, healthy cuisine drive the Latin American food revolution

Chefs in Latin America, the US and around the world are breaking away from the traditional, European style of cooking and embracing the bold, healthy flavors of Latin American cuisine.

Companies tap into the taxi network for food delivery

As demand for on-demand food delivery grows, companies are tapping into the taxi network to expand their reach.

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This week's top news ran the gamut, covering food retail, new CPG products, digital marketing and trends in jams.