Restaurant Business named Greg Creed 2019 Restaurant Leader of the Year for his efforts leading innovation and growth as CEO of Yum Brands. The parent of Taco Bell, Pizza Hut and KFC now boasts more than 46,000 locations worldwide.
United Natural Foods' $2.9 billion acquisition of SUPERVALU has set the company up for success in a competitive market, with a distribution network that provides more than 110,000 items to more than 40,000 locations, UNFI Chairman and CEO Steve Spinner said. "That combination puts UNFI in a position to win in the long term, and today we are the largest public wholesaler by far," he said.
Walmart is advertising to hire a CEO to create a new company from the ground up under the retailer's Store No. 8 tech incubator. Store No. 8 launched two years ago and several of its innovations were highlighted at NRF 2019: Retail's Big Show this week.
Oregon lawmakers are considering ways to ensure all students have access to free breakfast and lunch at school. Options include having universal school meals and expanding the Community Eligibility Provisions and Breakfast After the Bell programs, but funding could be an issue.
Low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels increased when people ate more calories from fat at night, according to a study in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases. Shifting night-time calorie intake to morning or noon, and night-time fat calorie consumption to noon or evening lowered LDL levels.
Cholula, Frank's RedHot and Huy Fong Foods Sriracha are the three most popular hot sauces in the US, based on Instacart data. Also ranking high on the list were Tabasco, Tapatio and Texas Pete, the report said.
Nestle, Procter & Gamble, Unilever and other CPG companies are working to expand their subscription services. The subscription market is increasing by more than 17% annually -- a faster rate than the overall online channel, said Burt Flickinger of Strategic Resources Group.
New functional, plant-based and probiotic beverages were on display at this year's Winter Fancy Food Show in San Francisco. Numi Organic Tea unveiled a line of superfood shots, while brands such as The Living Apothecary and Harmless Harvest introduced probiotic drinks.
Red Bull is using the results of a recent consumer study to help its retail partners spur sales. The company polled 1,996 shoppers ages 18 to 49 who had bought a qualifying drink within the past day to create its analysis.