Top 10: Kellogg brings cereal brands together, KFC “Seasoned Tickets” sell out
Grocery news made a big showing in this week’s list of most-clicked stories among SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers. The subject of the past week’s most popular story was Kellogg, which released a new cereal on Oct. 17 to support anti-bullying and LGBTQ advocacy by GLAAD. Called All Together Cereal, the online-only product combines Frosted Flakes, Froot Loops, Rice Krispies, Frosted Mini Wheats, Raisin Bran and Corn Flakes in one box.
The week’s second most popular story was Whole Foods’ annual list of food trend predictions, which is perennially popular with SmartBrief readers. For 2020, the retailer predicts sugar alternatives, nonalcoholic cocktail ingredients, fruit and vegetable flours, and West African foods like moringa and fonio will rule supermarket shelves. Another retailer that made headlines this week was Florida-based Publix, which launched a clothing line based around its popular Pub subs.
In restaurant news, Blue Hill at Stone Barns generated buzz this week when it earned its first two Michelin stars. Michelin expanded its 2020 New York City Guide to include Westchester County, which includes the city of Pocantico Hills where chef Dan Barber's acclaimed restaurant is located. On the other end of the dining spectrum, KFC grabbed readers’ attention with its offer of a $75 season pass that entitles pass holders to weekly orders of chicken wings for 10 weeks. The 500 available “Seasoned Tickets” passes sold out on StubHub in less than two hours.
Read the entire Top 10:
- How did pumpkin spice become the dominant flavor of fall?
- Plant-based meat brands find ways to stand out in a growing field
- Retailers, restaurants tap into a powerful resource that’s in their employees’ own pockets
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