Top 10: Exec changes at Mondelez and Snyder's-Lance, how social inspires Taco Bell menu

News that Mondelez North American President Roberto Marques will leave the company was this week's most-clicked story among SmartBrief's food and beverage readers. The announcement follows last week's report that the company has launched a search for a new CEO to succeed Irene Rosenfeld. Executive changes at Snyder's-Lance also made headlines this week --   Carl Lee Jr. retired as CEO of the snack brand and Brian Driscoll will step in as interim CEO while the company seeks a permanent replacement.

Taco Bell took the top spot in restaurant news this week with a feature on how the quickserve chain is inspired by Instagram and other social media when creating new menu items. A story about McDonald's plan for rolling out mobile ordering and payments was also on this week's Top 10 list. The restaurant will become the first fast-food chain to achieve full mobile order and payment functionality at all its US outlets, according to a forecast by Wells Fargo.

Read the entire Top 10 list:

  1. Mondelez North American president Marques to leave company

  2. Snyder's-Lance CEO retires, Driscoll named interim CEO

  3. Danone closes $12B WhiteWave deal

  4. Taco Bell develops new dishes with social media in mind

  5. Unilever debuts new Stork liquid cake mixes

  6. Pastry chef explains the science of ice cream

  7. Can Whole Foods go from trendsetter to traditional?

  8. McDonald's hailed as "first mover" in mobile ordering, payments

  9. Post Holdings to pay $1.76B for Weetabix

  10. Chocolate spa to open in Hershey this fall


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