Product launches from General Mills, Sara Lee, Butterball and others topped this week’s most read news by SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers. Kraft Heinz is debuting a white cheddar flavor for Planters Cheez Balls, Butterball is adding Premium Snacks in three varieties and General Mills is joining Mars for a Starburst line of Yoplait yogurt.
Restaurant readers were interested in news that Popeyes’ infamous chicken sandwich drove triple-digit traffic in November. On the culinary side, a guide to dry brining saw many clicks, as did a breakdown of how gratin dauphinois can serve as an excellent substitute for mashed potatoes.
In food retail news, readers were particularly interested in how Americans are embracing German supermarket ALDI as it enhances its focus on fresh options. Ahold Delhaize’s supply chain investment and Walmart CEO Doug McMillon’s optimism about the retailer’s Produce 2.0 initiative also garnered clicks this week.
Check out all of this week’s most-clicked stories:
Interested in aligning your brand alongside the hot topics of the year? Check out what SmartBrief's Food & Travel editors have identified as trending content topics for 2019 (download).
If you enjoyed this article, sign up for GMA SmartBrief or Restaurant Smartbrief to get news like this in your inbox, or check out all of SmartBrief’s food and travel newsletters as we offer more than 30 newsletters covering the food and travel industries from restaurants, food retail and food manufacturing to business travel, the airline and hotel industries and gaming.