Top 10: Hormel's product launch, Danone's retooled portfolio and an in-demand watermelon dish

The launch of a line of frozen Skippy P.B. & Jelly Minis from Hormel Foods was the most clicked story among SmartBrief food and beverage readers this week. News that Danone will revamp its portfolio to focus on natural products and local innovations, and a look at Mondelez' new stratgeic framework also made headlines in grocery news this week. Conagra CEO Sean Connolly's advice for snack brands grabbed readers' attention. Connolly cautioned snack brands against adopting management strategies similar to other center-store items and said maintaining "a relentless pipeline of innovation is critically important."

In foodservice news, a primer on pita bread and a feature on a popular watermelon dish caught readers' eyes this week. Ducks Eatery in New York City has a monthslong waitlist for its smoked watermelon that resembles a ham, which went viral after diners posted a photo on Instagram.

Check out the full top 10:

  1. Hormel brings Skippy P.B. & Jelly Minis to frozen food aisle

  2. CFO: Danone transforming portfolio toward natural products, local innovations

  3. Trendy smoked watermelon has monthslong waiting list

  4. Hy-Vee eyes expansion in Twin Cities

  5. Mondelez CEO outlines new strategic framework

  6. Pita bread is simple to make and worth the wait

  7. Kraft Heinz boosts presence in c-stores, e-commerce and other channels

  8. Conagra CEO: Don't manage snack brands like other center-store items

  9. Sonoma Brands to debut portable egg snacks with dips

  10. IRI: Honey Nut Cheerios, Quaker Oatmeal among 2018's top-selling cereals


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