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News of General Mills’ plans to boost its growth by divesting part of its portfolio and Frito-Lay’s latest chip flavors resonated with readers this week.

Top 10: Fresh Market’s turnaround plan, new snack rollouts and Chick-fil-A’s promo
Top 10: Fresh Market’s turnaround plan, new snack rollouts and Chick-fil-A’s promo

News of Fresh Market's plan to shutter 15 stores as part of its turnaround plan struck a chord with readers this week, as did stories from PepsiCo and Chick-fil-A.

Top 10: General Mills' growth strategy, Halo Top's turnaround and possible P.F. Chang's sale
Top 10: General Mills' growth strategy, Halo Top's turnaround and possible P.F. Chang's sale

General Mills' growth strategy, the changes that led to Halo Top's turnaround and the possible sale of P.F. Chang's were this week's top stories.

Walmart, Kroger partner to create global blockchain
Walmart, Kroger partner to create global blockchain

Conagra, parent of packaged food brands including Healthy Choice and Marie Callender’s, signed a $10.9 billion deal this week to buy Pinnacle Foods.

General Mills’ new YQ yogurt brand, store closures and the naming of the world’s best restaurant caught SmartBrief readers’ attention this week.

Top 10: Bourdain's passing, IHOP’s name, Sabra's hummus
Top 10: Bourdain's passing, IHOP’s name, Sabra's hummus

Top 10: Bourdain's passing, IHOP’s name, Sabra's hummus

Necco
Necco

This week’s most popular stories ran the gamut, from big news about big CPG companies to a bevy of fast food news.

Amazon expands Whole Foods discounts
Amazon expands Whole Foods discounts

News of Amazon’s plan to extend discounts at Whole Foods for Prime members struck a chord with readers this week, as did stories from PepsiCo and Chipotle.

Top 10: Campbell CEO steps down, Wendy's redesigns and Elon Musk has a candy plan
Top 10: Campbell CEO steps down, Wendy's redesigns and Elon Musk has a candy plan

Changes at Campbell Soup, Wendy's new store design and Elon Musk's plan to enter the candy market got readers' attention this week.

Conagra
Conagra

Big names in food retail and CPG made headlines this week with news on strategies for growth taking center stage.