Top 10: Campbell highlights new soup strategy, Chick-fil-A's rankings, the future of food retail

The news that Campbell Soup is innovating to boost soup sales topped this week’s list of most-read stories. The firm is considering the release of plant-based products, as well as a portable bone broth.

In other CPG news, Danone CEO Emmanuel Faber discussed how flexitarian diets represent a "huge trend" globally, and shared how the company plans to meet consumers’ needs in this area. Stories from Oatly and Tyson Foods -- as well as the tale of a man who ate "expired" food for a year -- also ranked on the week's top 10 list.

On the restaurant front, readers were interested in the news of Chick-fil-A’s rise to third place in an annual ranking of the largest restaurant chains, topped only by McDonald's and Starbucks. News from Whataburger, Burger King and Roy Rogers also hit home with SmartBrief readers.

In the food retail sector, a story about the future of the industry caught readers’ eyes. Within the next decade, grocery checkout lines could disappear, according to a report from real estate firm CBRE. In addition, grocers could shift to convenience store formats and issue more higher-margin merchandise, the report said.

Read the entire Top 10:

  1. Campbell CEO unveils strategy to boost soup sales
  2. Chick-fil-A rises in the ranks of biggest restaurant chains
  3. Report predicts the future of food retail
  4. Danone CEO discusses global "food revolution"
  5. Man spends a year eating "expired" food
  6. Whataburger family owners to sell a majority stake
  7. Oatly enters ice cream category with dessert launch
  8. Burger King turns Whopper on its head to promote "Stranger Things"
  9. Roy Rogers debuts new look, premium menu items
  10. Tyson enters plant-based meat space with Raised & Rooted line

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