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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:

  1. Kellogg brings six cereal brands together in one box

  2. Whole Foods reveals 2020 food trend predictions

  3. Nestle unit to focus on growth, shifts water strategy

  4. Publix gives its sandwiches their own clothing line

  5. Gen Z's top 5 snack choices

  6. Kouign-amann is a simple pastry with a storied history

  7. Blue Hill at Stone Barns wins first 2 Michelin stars

  8. KFC offers $75 season pass for game-day wings

  9. 5 legacy brands explain the secret to staying power

  10. Grocers grab top spots among best retail workplaces

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