Top 10: Top candy companies, Unilever’s drone plans, Walmart’s Super Bowl ad

This week’s most-clicked story by SmartBrief food and beverage readers is Candy Industry’s rankings of the top 100 candy companies in the world. The list includes net sales, employee numbers and their list of products. The news that Unilever is partnering with drone company Terra Drone Europe with the plan to offer delivery services for its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in New York took the No. 2 spot. 

Walmart’s first-ever Super Bowl ad, which focused on the retailer’s curbside pickup initiative, also grabbed readers this week. Also in the food retail world, news of a possible Whole Foods Market store redesign and the closure of all Earth Fare locations made waves. 

On the restaurant side, readers were interested in news of P.F. Chang’s new small-format To-Go concept, the first of which opened in Chicago this week. The locations have no tables for dining in and third-party services including DoorDash and Postmates will handle delivery.

Read the full Top 10 list below:
 

  1. List ranks top 100 global candy companies 

  2. Unilever plans ice cream delivery with drones 

  3. Walmart touts curbside pickup in first-ever Super Bowl ad 

  4. Is Whole Foods ready for a store redesign? 

  5. Why PepsiCo featured many brands during the Super Bowl

  6. Earth Fare announces closure, liquidation 

  7. P.F. Chang's unveils small-format To-Go concept 

  8. Mondelez Q4 sales strength surprises analysts 

  9. Report: Amazon's grocery business driven by data 

  10. How Kraft Heinz plans to reinvigorate brands in 2020 

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