SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers were mainly drawn to CPG stories this week, including a plan by Clorox to take a “category-by-category” approach to possible price increases due to rising transportation and resin costs. Other popular CPG news included Tyson’s expansion of its plant-based Raised & Rooted line, Nestle’s $5.75 billion acquisition of The Bountiful Company’s core brands and a new snack size for Mondelez’s Perfect Bar line.
On the food retail side, tales of Target’s new stores and Kroger’s new drone deliveries interested readers. Kroger is piloting the use of drones at a store in Centerville, Ohio, with plans to expand that to a store in California later this year.
Restaurant news about KFC and McDonald’s chicken sandwich game rated highly with readers. Unique takes on Rice Krispies Treats also garnered attention — with chefs making everything from Southern-inspired treats with Coca-Cola and peanuts to a gooey version featuring chile crisp and brown butter.
Read the full Top 10 below:
- Clorox considers price increases
- Target adds 12 new stores this year; more on the way
- Kroger to put first drone deliveries in flight
- Chefs take Rice Krispies Treats to the next level
- KFC, McDonald’s gain ground in chicken sandwich game
- Texas legislators consider ban on school meal debt
- Tyson expands plant-based Raised & Rooted line
- Nestle acquires The Bountiful Company’s core brands for $5.75B
- Mondelez releases Perfect Bar line in snack size
- Kraft Heinz exceeds Q1 estimates
- What’s next for dairy alternatives?
- The power of personalization in food shopping: Two online retailers show the way
- Branding lessons from top food and beverage companies
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