Kroger’s announcement that it plans to pay $178 million for Roundy’s, a smaller rival that operates under the Mariano’s, Pick ‘n Save and Metro Market banners in Wisconsin and Illinois, drew the most attention from SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers this week, and a separate story about the ways Kroger is using tech tools to improve the grocery shopping experience ranked fourth.
Features about food companies coping with changing consumer habits proved popular with readers this week, including a tale about the ways snack maker KIND brand works to live up to its name, a story about how Red Robin hopes to expand its audience with a restaurant redesign aimed at wooing millennials and a missive on Campbell’s efforts to tweak recipes and labels to feed changing tastes.
Check out the entire Top 10 list:
- Kroger to pay $178M for regional retailer Roundy’s
- KIND Healthy snacks CMO: Connecting through kindness
- A redesigned Red Robin aims to be more things to more people
- Behind Kroger’s investments in tech
- Campbell addresses changing trends with new recipes, cleaner labels
- How to get the best work from your millennial team
- Wendy’s finds a sweet spot with “4 for $4” promotion
- Why Campbell nearly doubled digital ad spend in 2015
- Oreo offers coloring book-inspired packaging for the holidays
- Whole Foods maps out plan for long-term growth