Top 10: Chobani's condiment debut, Dean Foods' plant closures and remembering Joel Robuchon

Nestle USA CEO Steve Presley's annocement that the company's consumer strategy will focus on developing new products internally, refreshing legacy brands and reshaping its portfolio was this week's most-clicked story. "[W]e're really focused on driving a very fast-paced growth agenda," he said.

Food brands dominated this week's news cycle, with Chobani's entrance into the condiment market, a feature on Kraft Heinz' innovation pipeline and a discussion of Kellogg's potential acquistion targets also making headlines. News from dairy producer Dean Foods that it will shutter seven processing plants rounded out the top five.

In restaurant news, the death of French chef Joel Robuchon at 73 prompted many articles looking back on his career. Robuchon was a mentor to chefs including Gordon Ramsay and Eric Ripert, and his international restaurants held a record 32 Michelin stars in 2016. Other popular stories among restaurant industry readers were a look at KFC's new campaign starring Jason Alexander and a feature on how Wisconsin-based chain Culver's has built a loyal customer base.

Read the full top 10:

  1. CEO: Nestle USA focusing on 3 priority areas to win consumers

  2. Chobani enters condiment market with Savor debut

  3. Kraft Heinz now has its best innovation pipeline "by far," CEO says

  4. Kellogg CEO discusses potential acquisition targets

  5. Dean Foods to close 7 processing plants

  6. Record-setting chef Joel Robuchon is dead at 73

  7. KFC taps Jason Alexander for '80s sitcom spot

  8. How Culver's cultivated a loyal following

  9. Nooyi departing PepsiCo; Laguarta to take CEO role

  10. Cheesecake Factory bets on new concepts for growth


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