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Top 10: Target’s grocery growth, US eateries’ inclusion on World’s Best list, CPG supply chain concerns
Top 10: Target’s grocery growth, US eateries’ inclusion on World’s Best list, CPG supply chain concerns

This week, news from Walmart, Hershey and BurgerFi also caught the attention of readers.

Top 10: A gourmet Golden Oreo, sweet potato cheesecake and modified packaging for Entenmann's
Top 10: A gourmet Golden Oreo, sweet potato cheesecake and modified packaging for Entenmann's

SmartBrief food and beverage readers had a sweet tooth this week, with several of the most clicked stories focusing on baked goods and desserts.

Top 10: Unilever’s new work-from-home policy, Albertsons’ partnership with Pinterest
Top 10: Unilever’s new work-from-home policy, Albertsons’ partnership with Pinterest

SmartBrief food and beverage readers were also drawn in by McDonald’s COVID-19 vaccination preparations.

Top 10: Crispitos shortage, grocery demand and the greening of Burger King
Top 10: Crispitos shortage, grocery demand and the greening of Burger King

Restaurant Brands International aims to reach net-zero emissions in less than 30 years.

Top 10: Federal COVID-19 vaccine order, Trader Joe's expansion, Hershey holiday candy
Top 10: Federal COVID-19 vaccine order, Trader Joe's expansion, Hershey holiday candy

Stories about the White House’s vaccine requirement and its effect on the food and beverage industry took up nearly half of this week’s most-clicked list.

Top 10: A tale of 2 chickens, Walmart’s ghost kitchens, Whole Foods’ Just Walk Out stores
Top 10: A tale of 2 chickens, Walmart’s ghost kitchens, Whole Foods’ Just Walk Out stores

Plant-based food maker Impossible Foods rolled out its first chicken alternative this week, adding Impossible Chicken Nuggets to it’s lineup of burger and sausage alternatives.

Top 10: Kraft Heinz redefines work, Schnucks rolls out robots, Italian meatballs sans pasta
Top 10: Kraft Heinz redefines work, Schnucks rolls out robots, Italian meatballs sans pasta

News from Schnuck Markets, Tyson Foods and the National Restaurant Association made waves this week.

Top 10: Taco Bell to open drive-thru-only concept, Wegmans names brand president, Chicago restaurants reintroduce mask mandate
Top 10: Taco Bell to open drive-thru-only concept, Wegmans names brand president, Chicago restaurants reintroduce mask mandate

A compilation of some of the major CPG product debuts also caught the attention of SmartBrief readers.

Top 10: Amazon Fresh grows in Pa.; Hershey’s has plans for Lily’s brand; Consumers worry about packaging waste
Top 10: Amazon Fresh grows in Pa.; Hershey’s has plans for Lily’s brand; Consumers worry about packaging waste

News that Amazon opened its first Amazon Fresh store in Pennsylvania with plans to add a second in the state was this week’s most-clicked story among SmartBrief food and beverage readers.

Top 10: PPP loans, COVID-19 vaccines, Wegmans takes Manhattan
Top 10: PPP loans, COVID-19 vaccines, Wegmans takes Manhattan

The coronavirus pandemic again figured prominently into this week’s Top 10 most-clicked stories among SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers.

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