Top 10: Campbell CEO steps down, Wendy's redesigns and Elon Musk has a candy plan

Campbell Soup made headlines this week when CEO Denise Morrison announced she was retiring from the post after seven years. The company also announced it is beginning a portfolio review to determine its path for the future, and executives will share the results of the review in August. News from B&G Foods that the maker of Cream of Wheat and snack brand Pirate’s Booty will rasie prices also drew readers' attention, as did a feature on Wendy's restaurant redesign effort. The debut of new candy products at the National Confectioners Association's 2018 Sweets and Snacks Expo in Chicago rounded out the week's top five most-clicked stories.

Also in candy news, Tesla co-founder Elon Musk's plan to start a candy company made waves this week.

A feature on how new upscale fast casual eateries are carving out a niche for a new segment known as fine casual caught the attention of restaurant readers, as did news that grocery retailer Hy-Vee will help hamburger chain Wahlburgers open 26 Midwest locations.

Check out the full list of the top 10 most popular stories in in food and beverage this week:

  1. Morrison steps down from Campbell Soup CEO role

  2. B&G Foods to curb promotions, raise prices

  3. Campbell Soup launches portfolio review

  4. How Wendy's is redesigning for the future

  5. Candy firms debut plethora of new confections

  6. Elon Musk teases entry into candy industry

  7. Amazon, Whole Foods and the shifting grocery market

  8. Nestle, Noosa among brands releasing new products

  9. New concepts are defining upscale fast casual

  10. Hy-Vee to help Wahlburgers add 26 Midwest restaurants

 

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