General Mills' global growth strategies were the subject of the week's most-clicked story. CEO Jeffrey Harmening said the company will focus on three main priorities for global growth, and may sell businesses that don't contribute to growth. Also popular with SmartBrief readers this week was a story about how popular low-calorie ice cream brand Halo Top made changes to its recipe and packaging that caused sales to grow 2,500% in 2016. News that P.F. Chang's may put itself up for sale was this week's most popular restaurant story. A feature on Tyson's forthcoming snack product made from food waste and a look at Chipotle's new menu and marketing plans rounded out the top five.
In the grocery retail industry, Kroger made headlines with the announcement that the retailer will add a headquarters space for its tech team in its hometown of Cincinnati. News that Publix will acquire the three remaining Safeway stores in Florida also grabbed readers' attention this week.
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