Mars ranking third on Fortune's list of the world's best places to work was the most clicked story among SmartBrief food and beverage readers this week. Other food company news that made this week's most-read list includes J.M. Smucker's new approach to brand building, Campbell Soup's new brand positioning strategy and Glanbia's planned acquisition of SlimFast.
Several new product announcements also made headlines this week. Mars Wrigley launched new Starburst and Skittles products, Unilever unveiled its Culture Republick line of light ice creams made with probiotics and Ferrero announced it will bring an updated Butterfinger to shelves next year.
In retail news, a feature on Lowes Foods detailing the motivation behind the chain's 2014 rebranding effort caught readers' attention, as did a story on Walmart's plan for smart shopping carts. The retailer filed a patent application for sensors on carts that would measure shoppers' vital signs and shopping pace.
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