Top 10: 4 execs to leave Reckitt Benckiser; Lidl expanding to Ohio; McCafe to debut bottled coffee

British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser was the subject of this week’s most-clicked story, which reported that four of the 10 staff members on the company’s senior executive committee are leaving the firm by year's end. Stories about grocery retail drew attention from SmartBrief readers this week, including Kroger’s strategy to stay competitive as Amazon’s grocery presence grows, German discount grocery chain Lidl’s plans to expand to Ohio and an announcement that Kroger and Walmart have teamed with eMeals to offer omnichannel options for buying customizable meal kits.

In restaurant news, this week’s top story was a ruling issued by a federal judge that struck down an Obama administration rule change that would have doubled the salary threshold for exempting employees from overtime pay. McDonald’s made headlines this week with its announcement that it will roll out bottled McCafe drinks.

Check out this week’s full top 10 list:

  1. Four senior executives to depart Reckitt Benckiser

  2. Retailers pressure big CPG firms to cut prices

  3. Kroger moves to stay competitive as Amazon grows in grocery

  4. Lidl maps out Ohio debut

  5. Judge rules against change to overtime threshold

  6. Hain Celestial CEO: "We're going to spend $50 million investing in the consumer"

  7. McDonald's rolling out bottled McCafe drinks

  8. Latest snack launches cater to "second breakfast" trend

  9. Kroger, Walmart go omnichannel with meal kit offerings

  10. Conagra debuting new Wicked Kitchen line, updating Banquet brand



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