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Top 10: Whole Foods' trend predictions, PPP and food retailer rankings
Top 10: Whole Foods' trend predictions, PPP and food retailer rankings

From drive-thrus and curbside pickup to food trends and Paycheck Protection Program loans, this week’s top news touched on multiple facets of the industry, a sign of how much is truly going on in these times.

Top 10: 25 CPG innovations and 3 new McDonald’s pastries
Top 10: 25 CPG innovations and 3 new McDonald’s pastries

Food makers innovated this year to meet changing consumer needs and McDonald's put new pastries on the permanent menu.

Top 10: Halloween safety, restaurant relief bill, Prime Day discounts
Top 10: Halloween safety, restaurant relief bill, Prime Day discounts

SmartBrief’s most-clicked list of food and beverage stories this week also included news of how the Glass Fire in California is affecting the wine industry.

Top 10: Uncle Ben’s moves forward with a new name, classic cereals travel back in time
Top 10: Uncle Ben’s moves forward with a new name, classic cereals travel back in time

This week top news reflected signs of the changing times via a few rebrands, a look at food retail and a catering to the wants of consumers who are perhaps yearning for years past.

Top 10: Restaurant closures, a new grocer, PepsiCo’s sleep-supporting beverage
Top 10: Restaurant closures, a new grocer, PepsiCo’s sleep-supporting beverage

SmartBrief's food and beverage readers focused on stories about PepsiCo, restaurant closures and new grocer Jet Foods.

Top 10: Burger King’s Restaurant of Tomorrow, Jelly Belly branches out into chocolate
Top 10: Burger King’s Restaurant of Tomorrow, Jelly Belly branches out into chocolate

Restaurant chains including Burger King, Taco Bell and Shake Shack unveiled new formats for the pandemic era.

Top 10: Whole Foods chooses permanent dark store location and Wendy’s adds pretzel bun burger to the menu
Top 10: Whole Foods chooses permanent dark store location and Wendy’s adds pretzel bun burger to the menu

This week, readers were also interested in Coca-Cola’s restructuring and how to make simple chef-approved chicken dishes at home.

Top 10: M&M's reminds us Halloween is still coming; will Whole Foods be cashierless in 2021?
Top 10: M&M's reminds us Halloween is still coming; will Whole Foods be cashierless in 2021?

Candy news hit the sweet spot in this week’s top 10, with Mars Wrigley, Mondelez and Behave, a new direct-to-consumer brand of better-for-you gummy candy making the list.

Top 10: Consumers love Clorox, Trader Joe’s grows, Krispy Kreme designs store for the social distance era
Top 10: Consumers love Clorox, Trader Joe’s grows, Krispy Kreme designs store for the social distance era

Clorox earned the highest ranking of any consumer packaged goods brand on Morning Consult's 2020 50 Most Loved Brands list, and coverage of the annual report was this week’s most clicked story among SmartBrief food and beverage readers.

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