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Top 10: Post-pandemic restaurant ideas, Kroger’s robotic warehouse, revamped chocolate chips
Top 10: Post-pandemic restaurant ideas, Kroger’s robotic warehouse, revamped chocolate chips

SmartBrief readers were interested in what foodservice will look like after coronavirus as well as Kroger’s robot-powered fulfillment center and a brand-new shape for chocolate chips.

Top 10: Mondelez makes growth plans, Trader Joe’s to rebrand ethnic lines
Top 10: Mondelez makes growth plans, Trader Joe’s to rebrand ethnic lines

Mondelez plans to feed pandemic-era demand for comfort food, Trader Joe's will rebrand its ethnic food lines in response to demand.

Top 10: Restaurant-inspired chip flavors, addressing the nation's change shortage
Top 10: Restaurant-inspired chip flavors, addressing the nation's change shortage

This week, readers were interested in Mondelez cutting 25% of its products and Americans loving fluffy Japanese milk bread.

Top 10: Amazon Go adds locations, Hershey debuts Halloween candy, Uber buys Postmates
Top 10: Amazon Go adds locations, Hershey debuts Halloween candy, Uber buys Postmates

Food and beverage readers were drawn to groceries’ cashierless options, new CPG products and the $2.65B acquisition of Postmates.

Top 10: Krispy Kreme adds CPG snacks and H-E-B boosts pay
Top 10: Krispy Kreme adds CPG snacks and H-E-B boosts pay

This week, SmartBrief food and beverage readers were also drawn to news that lawmakers proposed $120 billion in pandemic relief for independent restaurants.

Top 10: Product rebranding and a cashierless Walmart
Top 10: Product rebranding and a cashierless Walmart

Readers were interested in stories about a product rebrand from Quaker Oats and a cashierless Walmart store.

Top 10: Favorite candy by state, sudden restaurant reopenings
Top 10: Favorite candy by state, sudden restaurant reopenings

The bulk of the Top 10 covered equal parts CPG news and food retail news, with non-pandemic-related news taking the top spot.

Top 10: Revamped school lunch, McDonald’s menus and Costco samples
Top 10: Revamped school lunch, McDonald’s menus and Costco samples

McDonald's operators hope to keep the pared-down menu after the pandemic.

Top 10: Wegmans to move ahead with 3 new stores, Starbucks speeds up drive-thru plan
Top 10: Wegmans to move ahead with 3 new stores, Starbucks speeds up drive-thru plan

News about how companies are coping during the pandemic and how their post-pandemic plans are coming together were among this week’s most-read stories.

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