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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.

Top 10: Panera offers catering for remote workers, Fresh Market files IPO, CDC inspects E. coli outbreak
Top 10: Panera offers catering for remote workers, Fresh Market files IPO, CDC inspects E. coli outbreak

SmartBrief food-and-beverage readers were also drawn in by Walmart’s full self-checkout structure in Texas.

Top 10: Nestle’s $1B e-commerce plan, new Oreo flavors, Walmart’s ESG progress report
Top 10: Nestle’s $1B e-commerce plan, new Oreo flavors, Walmart’s ESG progress report

Walmart recently debuted a new webpage to highlight its progress on environmental, social and governance goals.

Top 10: Unilever’s workplace culture, Subway’s menu makeover
Top 10: Unilever’s workplace culture, Subway’s menu makeover

News from Unilever, Subway and J. Alexander's stood out to SmartBrief's food and beverage readers this week.

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