Insights by executives from grocery chains including Jewel-Osco and Kings Food Markets into current concerns and future industry trends topped this week’s list of most-clicked food-and-beverage articles. Issues they touched on included finding qualified staffers and worries that the future will bring a glut of empty retail space.
News that Shake Shack founder Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group plans to open a taco stand in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, also proved popular with readers, along with another restaurant story about Arby’s April Fools’ Day prank in partnership with Warby Parker. April Fools' was something of a theme this week -- a story about a Reese’s stunt that went viral on Twitter also made the top 10.
CPG stories also resonated with readers this week, including the news that Ferrero closed on its purchase of Nestle USA. Two CPG trend stories, one about evolving existing products and another about how companies including Campbell Soup and Nestle are dealing with the rise of personalized nutrition, drew in readers as well.
Read the entire top 10 list:
- Grocery CEOs share industry concerns, predictions
- Danny Meyer to open taco stand in Brooklyn
- Arby's teams with eyewear brand Warby Parker for April Fool's stunt
- Post Holdings considers IPO for private label business
- Shipt founder took his time deciding on grocery sector
- How CPG is meeting the challenge of personalized nutrition
- Ferrero finalizes Nestle USA purchase
- How CPG brands can evolve existing products to meet the latest trends
- Reese's gets Twitter attention for April Fools' Day prank
- Target unveils plans for small-format stores in Chicago, N.Y.
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