News that Inspire Brands is buying Dunkin' was one of several restaurant acquisition updates that made headlines this week.
The pandemic fueled business decisions at companies including Panera, Walmart, Coca-Cola and General Mills.
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.
Food makers innovated this year to meet changing consumer needs and McDonald's put new pastries on the permanent menu.
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.
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.
SmartBrief's food and beverage readers focused on stories about PepsiCo, restaurant closures and new grocer Jet Foods.
Restaurant chains including Burger King, Taco Bell and Shake Shack unveiled new formats for the pandemic era.
This week, readers were also interested in Coca-Cola’s restructuring and how to make simple chef-approved chicken dishes at home.
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.