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Unsold A&P stores cause worry, Whole Foods invests in Calif. eatery and more in this week’s top news

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SmartBrief readers this week continued to follow the story of The Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co. auctioning off its stores. Monday’s report that the company had not yet found a buyer for more than 70 of its A&P, Pathmark and other stores in New Jersey and other areas was this week’s most-clicked story. In other food retail news, Whole Foods announced that it has invested an undisclosed amount in Mendocino Farms, an 11-unit sandwich chain based in Los Angeles.

Readers following restaurant news were interested in a report on how Johnny Rockets’ new casual dining concept, Johnny’s Burger Factory, is catering to tech-savvy millennials, and a story about McDonald’s rivals taking to Twitter to comment on the chain’s addition of all-day breakfast.

Here are the 10 stories that were most-clicked across all food and beverage briefs this week:

  1. Unsold A&P stores raise concerns
  2. Johnny Rockets woos millennials with new casual concept
  3. Whole Foods backs Calif. sandwich chain
  4. Cheesemakers unveil new snack options as consumer demand grows
  5. Chobani CMO: Brands have to be creative to be loved
  6. Nut butters and spreads branch out beyond peanut butter
  7. Rivals tweet to compete with McDonald’s all-day breakfast
  8. Brine makes for better shrimp, no matter the cooking method
  9. Kroger innovations may “reinvent” brick-and-mortar
  10. Wal-Mart’s grocery aisles make room for protein bars

What story caught your attention this week? Let us know in the comments!


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