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Plant-based products and diets have been center stage as of late, making it easy to overlook that many consumers are still very interested in actual meat and poultry.

Top 10: Amazon Go, belVita biscuits and the death of Paul Bocuse

Top 10: Amazon Go, belVita biscuits and the death of Paul Bocuse

How grocers can retain quality employees

Although many grocers are able to find staffers who become lifelong employees that bolster the brand, others see challenges in retaining high-quality staff members.

How food, beverage brands are going digital to improve the customer experience

From mobile to AI, find out how four food and beverage brands are using digital technology to improve the customer experience.

The majority of this week’s most popular news covered the CPG and retail industries, with the breaking news earlier this week about Ferrero’s $2.8 billion acquisition of Nestle’s US chocolate business taking the most-read spot.

How the Amazon Prime mindset has changed fast casual dining

Meatheads founder and chief executive Tom Jednorowicz shares tips on how restaurants can preserve the in-restaurant dining experience in the age of delivery.

While meal kit delivery companies have certainly captured the imaginations of investors and the media, consumers are a different story.

Top 10: Diet Coke's new look, Dunkin's smaller menu

The new look and line of flavors that Coca-Cola rolled out for Diet Coke was the most-clicked story among SmartBrief food and beverage readers this week.

Q&A: How Premier Nutrition grows talent through collaboration and gives back to the community
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Premier Nutrition Corporation President Darcy Horn Davenport discusses how cultivating a corporate culture that encourages collaboration and giving back to the community helps PNC nurture talent and stay competitive in the active nutrition category.

How to design a successful in-store promotional program

Grocers and manufacturers have myriad opportunities to deliver in-store promotional programs -- determine the best way to make an impact with these tips.

Nestle, General Mills, Amazon top this week's most popular food and beverage stories

Read this week's list of the most-clicked food and beverage stories from SmartBrief.

Sandra Taylor, author of The Business of Sustainable Wine, discusses how sustainability in the wine industry is being driven forward slowly but surely by many forces.

Top 10: Changes on track at Nestle, Kroger, Papa John's

News of Nestle's plan to sell its US confectionery unit struck a chord with readers this week, as did stories from Kroger and Papa John's.

Latin cuisine offerings in the US will expand with regional, reimagined dishes

Peruvian cuisine, regional Mexican dishes and a new era of street food will influence US menus this year, analysts predict.

Top 10: Food brand buyouts prove buzzworthy

CPG acquisition plans at Unilever, Campbell, Hershey proved popular this week