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Top 10: Krispy Kreme adds CPG snacks and H-E-B boosts pay
Top 10: Krispy Kreme adds CPG snacks and H-E-B boosts pay

This week, SmartBrief food and beverage readers were also drawn to news that lawmakers proposed $120 billion in pandemic relief for independent restaurants.

Top 10: Product rebranding and a cashierless Walmart
Top 10: Product rebranding and a cashierless Walmart

Readers were interested in stories about a product rebrand from Quaker Oats and a cashierless Walmart store.

Top 10: Favorite candy by state, sudden restaurant reopenings
Top 10: Favorite candy by state, sudden restaurant reopenings

The bulk of the Top 10 covered equal parts CPG news and food retail news, with non-pandemic-related news taking the top spot.

Top 10: Revamped school lunch, McDonald’s menus and Costco samples
Top 10: Revamped school lunch, McDonald’s menus and Costco samples

McDonald's operators hope to keep the pared-down menu after the pandemic.

Top 10: Wegmans to move ahead with 3 new stores, Starbucks speeds up drive-thru plan
Top 10: Wegmans to move ahead with 3 new stores, Starbucks speeds up drive-thru plan

News about how companies are coping during the pandemic and how their post-pandemic plans are coming together were among this week’s most-read stories.

Top 10: The reopening of restaurants, new grocery shopping trends here to stay
Top 10: The reopening of restaurants, new grocery shopping trends here to stay

New developments related to the pandemic, as well as a look at the industry post-pandemic were widely read this week.

Top 10: Klondike Donuts, PepsiCo goes DTC, restaurants start to reopen
Top 10: Klondike Donuts, PepsiCo goes DTC, restaurants start to reopen

Readers opted for a mix of pandemic stories and new product news this week

Top 10: Restaurants start reopening, Mars develops chocolate that can take the heat
Top 10: Restaurants start reopening, Mars develops chocolate that can take the heat

Restaurants' reopening plans, a change to the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program and the James Beard Award finalists were among this week's top stories.

Top 10: Restaurants grapple with reopening, CPG firms see results of pandemic buying
Top 10: Restaurants grapple with reopening, CPG firms see results of pandemic buying

This week, news of some eateries being allowed to open again and of strong financial results for food manufacturers grabbed readers’ attention.

Top 10: Kroger, Starbucks and the post-pandemic future of food
Top 10: Kroger, Starbucks and the post-pandemic future of food

Grocery shopping during and after the pandemic proved a popular topic with readers.