The top spot among SmartBrief’s most read food and beverage stories this week belongs to Golden Corral, which is testing new concepts ranging from a virtual format to a drive-thru model in order to bring its buffet offerings into the future. Other popular restaurant news included Smashburger’s new logo and details of the Small Business Administration’s upcoming grant program for restaurants.
Food retail news featured heavily on this week’s list, including ShopRite employees being featured on Cheerios boxes and H.E. Butt Grocery opening two new stores in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Readers were also interested in news of an e-commerce transformation and a focus on the “connected consumer” at Ahold Delhaize USA and an East Coast expansion of discount retailer Grocery Outlet.
On the CPG side, readers were interested in a collaboration between Pepsi and Peeps available only via sweepstakes, as well as moves by Campbell CEO Mark Clouse to focus on transparency as a means of updating the company’s diversity and inclusion strategy.
Read the full Top 10 below:
- How Golden Corral is rethinking the buffet
- Pepsi, Peeps drop drink, #HangingWithMyPeeps
- Cheerios boxes feature 100 ShopRite workers
- A modernist approach for fried chicken that stays crispy
- H-E-B brings flagship to Dallas-Fort Worth market
- Ahold Delhaize USA CEO talks e-commerce transformation
- Why Campbell CEO believes inclusion drives diversity
- Smashburger shows off its craft with new logo
- SBA gears up for $28.5B restaurant grant program
- Grocery Outlet moves further toward the East Coast
- What role will robots play in the future of food delivery?
- The pandemic has dramatically altered the way Americans snack
- CPG brands develop creative breakfast food during COVID-19
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