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Top 10: Restaurant Rescue Plan, Bezos’ grocery plans, Quaker rebrands Aunt Jemima
Top 10: Restaurant Rescue Plan, Bezos’ grocery plans, Quaker rebrands Aunt Jemima

The news that the Senate approved a budget amendment that would create a $25 billion restaurant rescue grant program won readers this week.

Top 10: $25B relief package for restaurants, cereal-flavored ice cream, less shaving = more beard oil
Top 10: $25B relief package for restaurants, cereal-flavored ice cream, less shaving = more beard oil

Legislative news involving the foodservice industry and stories about how a change in shaving tendencies is affecting CPG product lines made this week's top 10.

Top 10: Unilever’s work week, Kroger’s smart cart, love at White Castle
Top 10: Unilever’s work week, Kroger’s smart cart, love at White Castle

This week saw news from Kroger, Unilever, Tyson and White Castle.

Top 10: More PPP for restaurants, a Save A Lot turnaround and ice cream for dogs
Top 10: More PPP for restaurants, a Save A Lot turnaround and ice cream for dogs

Restaurants were able to apply for loans this week under a second round of Paycheck Protection Program funding.

Top 10: 2021 food and beverage trends and Trader Joe’s expands D&I efforts
Top 10: 2021 food and beverage trends and Trader Joe’s expands D&I efforts

New CPG product debuts and Pizza Hut’s “Nothing But Stuffed Crust” also caught the attention of SmartBrief food and beverage readers.

Top 10: Starbucks CEO advocates for COVID-19 relief, Publix trials new store concept
Top 10: Starbucks CEO advocates for COVID-19 relief, Publix trials new store concept

This week’s list of top stories also included SpartanNash’s strategy for 2021 as well as Kraft Heinz international growth plans.

Top 10: Pringles’ new packaging, Coca-Cola’s recovery plan and Kroger’s e-commerce success
Top 10: Pringles’ new packaging, Coca-Cola’s recovery plan and Kroger’s e-commerce success

Kellogg’s debut of a new look for Pringles’ packaging was this week’s most clicked story.

Top 10: Chipotle’s smoked brisket, holiday candy, fried chicken popularity
Top 10: Chipotle’s smoked brisket, holiday candy, fried chicken popularity

News that a new federal pandemic stimulus bill does not include specific aid for the foodservice industry also caught readers’ attention.

Top 10: Restaurant news, PepsiCo’s ergonomic bottle, perfect smoked turkey
Top 10: Restaurant news, PepsiCo’s ergonomic bottle, perfect smoked turkey

SmartBrief's food and beverage readers were drawn to restaurant news this week, as well as culinary news focused on Thanksgiving.

Top 10: Hershey keeps up with demand, McDonald’s and Beyond Meat expand plant-based options
Top 10: Hershey keeps up with demand, McDonald’s and Beyond Meat expand plant-based options

This week, food and beverage readers were also drawn in by Thanksgiving cooking and how food retailers have protected employees and shoppers during the pandemic.

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