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Top 10: CPG growth, McDonald’s packaging, frozen food
Top 10: CPG growth, McDonald’s packaging, frozen food

News from McDonald's, Trader Joe's and several CPG companies interested SmartBrief readers this week.

Top 10: Guy Fieri’s ghost kitchen, CPG firms plan return to work, Kroger’s pandemic lessons
Top 10: Guy Fieri’s ghost kitchen, CPG firms plan return to work, Kroger’s pandemic lessons

Cracker Barrel’s menu innovations and the sale of Nestle’s bottled water division were also popular with SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers this week.

Top 10: Restaurant Rescue Plan, Bezos’ grocery plans, Quaker rebrands Aunt Jemima
Top 10: Restaurant Rescue Plan, Bezos’ grocery plans, Quaker rebrands Aunt Jemima

The news that the Senate approved a budget amendment that would create a $25 billion restaurant rescue grant program won readers this week.

Top 10: $25B relief package for restaurants, cereal-flavored ice cream, less shaving = more beard oil
Top 10: $25B relief package for restaurants, cereal-flavored ice cream, less shaving = more beard oil

Legislative news involving the foodservice industry and stories about how a change in shaving tendencies is affecting CPG product lines made this week's top 10.

Top 10: Unilever’s work week, Kroger’s smart cart, love at White Castle
Top 10: Unilever’s work week, Kroger’s smart cart, love at White Castle

This week saw news from Kroger, Unilever, Tyson and White Castle.

Top 10: More PPP for restaurants, a Save A Lot turnaround and ice cream for dogs
Top 10: More PPP for restaurants, a Save A Lot turnaround and ice cream for dogs

Restaurants were able to apply for loans this week under a second round of Paycheck Protection Program funding.

Top 10: 2021 food and beverage trends and Trader Joe’s expands D&I efforts
Top 10: 2021 food and beverage trends and Trader Joe’s expands D&I efforts

New CPG product debuts and Pizza Hut’s “Nothing But Stuffed Crust” also caught the attention of SmartBrief food and beverage readers.

Top 10: Starbucks CEO advocates for COVID-19 relief, Publix trials new store concept
Top 10: Starbucks CEO advocates for COVID-19 relief, Publix trials new store concept

This week’s list of top stories also included SpartanNash’s strategy for 2021 as well as Kraft Heinz international growth plans.

Top 10: Pringles’ new packaging, Coca-Cola’s recovery plan and Kroger’s e-commerce success
Top 10: Pringles’ new packaging, Coca-Cola’s recovery plan and Kroger’s e-commerce success

Kellogg’s debut of a new look for Pringles’ packaging was this week’s most clicked story.

Top 10: Chipotle’s smoked brisket, holiday candy, fried chicken popularity
Top 10: Chipotle’s smoked brisket, holiday candy, fried chicken popularity

News that a new federal pandemic stimulus bill does not include specific aid for the foodservice industry also caught readers’ attention.

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