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Top 10: Conagra snack launches, restaurant acquisitions, new ways to eat a Reuben
Top 10: Conagra snack launches, restaurant acquisitions, new ways to eat a Reuben

News that Inspire Brands is buying Dunkin' was one of several restaurant acquisition updates that made headlines this week.

Top 10: Pizza at Panera, panic shopping at Walmart
Top 10: Pizza at Panera, panic shopping at Walmart

The pandemic fueled business decisions at companies including Panera, Walmart, Coca-Cola and General Mills.

Top 10: Whole Foods' trend predictions, PPP and food retailer rankings
Top 10: Whole Foods' trend predictions, PPP and food retailer rankings

From drive-thrus and curbside pickup to food trends and Paycheck Protection Program loans, this week’s top news touched on multiple facets of the industry, a sign of how much is truly going on in these times.

Top 10: 25 CPG innovations and 3 new McDonald’s pastries
Top 10: 25 CPG innovations and 3 new McDonald’s pastries

Food makers innovated this year to meet changing consumer needs and McDonald's put new pastries on the permanent menu.

Top 10: Halloween safety, restaurant relief bill, Prime Day discounts
Top 10: Halloween safety, restaurant relief bill, Prime Day discounts

SmartBrief’s most-clicked list of food and beverage stories this week also included news of how the Glass Fire in California is affecting the wine industry.

Top 10: Uncle Ben’s moves forward with a new name, classic cereals travel back in time
Top 10: Uncle Ben’s moves forward with a new name, classic cereals travel back in time

This week top news reflected signs of the changing times via a few rebrands, a look at food retail and a catering to the wants of consumers who are perhaps yearning for years past.

Top 10: Restaurant closures, a new grocer, PepsiCo’s sleep-supporting beverage
Top 10: Restaurant closures, a new grocer, PepsiCo’s sleep-supporting beverage

SmartBrief's food and beverage readers focused on stories about PepsiCo, restaurant closures and new grocer Jet Foods.

Top 10: Burger King’s Restaurant of Tomorrow, Jelly Belly branches out into chocolate
Top 10: Burger King’s Restaurant of Tomorrow, Jelly Belly branches out into chocolate

Restaurant chains including Burger King, Taco Bell and Shake Shack unveiled new formats for the pandemic era.

Top 10: Whole Foods chooses permanent dark store location and Wendy’s adds pretzel bun burger to the menu
Top 10: Whole Foods chooses permanent dark store location and Wendy’s adds pretzel bun burger to the menu

This week, readers were also interested in Coca-Cola’s restructuring and how to make simple chef-approved chicken dishes at home.

Top 10: M&M's reminds us Halloween is still coming; will Whole Foods be cashierless in 2021?
Top 10: M&M's reminds us Halloween is still coming; will Whole Foods be cashierless in 2021?

Candy news hit the sweet spot in this week’s top 10, with Mars Wrigley, Mondelez and Behave, a new direct-to-consumer brand of better-for-you gummy candy making the list.

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