Top news stories this week included quickservice restaurant news involving two big players in the industry: In-N-Out and McDonald’s – as In-N-Out finds a customer loyalty in keeping its menu as it is, McDonald’s is changing things up with a new version of its value menu.
In the CPG world, ConAgra’s spinoff of its Lamb Weston frozen potato products division to form two separate, publicly-traded companies was a departure from the slew of mergers and acquisitions we’ve seen throughout the year and was well-read by SmartBrief subscribers. Other popular news included new and innovative Thanksgiving cooking trends, restaurant delivery expansion with Amazon Prime spreading to more cities, specifically Portland, Ore., and Los Angeles, and grocery delivery technology innovation with Wal-Mart possibly experimenting with drones to eliminate the need for humans — a prospect that has other grocery retailers including Peapod, ShopRite and Wegmans upping their game when it comes to online shopping, delivery and click-and-collect programs.
Check out the full list of this week’s 10 most-clicked food and beverage stories:
- In-N-Out wins big by staying small
- ConAgra spinning off Lamb Weston to create 2 companies
- McDonald’s to launch a new version of its value menu
- Amazon beefs up Prime restaurant delivery in more cities
- Chefs put a fresh spin on Thanksgiving vegetables
- Kroger looks toward urban market with Mariano’s
- New approaches to turkey from top chefs
- Wal-Mart may look to drones for grocery delivery
- Mars revamps retail strategy to encourage impulse buys
- Haggen stores bring in high bids at auction
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