Top 10: White Castle cuts waste, Jet.com bets big on private-label

Restaurant stories resonated with SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers this week, starting with White Castle’s efforts to cut waste by implementing new napkin dispensers at all restaurants after the dispensers cut napkin use by 64% during a test.

Macaroni Grill’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing also caught readers’ attention, along with brand makeover plans from Arby’s and McDonald’s plan to launch a revamped value menu in 2018.

Retail stories also ranked high on the list, starting with Kroger’s announcement of the retirement of Fred Morganthall, executive vice president of retail operations. Walmart-owned Jet.com’s growing private-label consumer products lineup proved popular, along with an expert’s take on SUPERVALU’s growing strength through acquisitions.

Read the entire top 10:

  1. White Castle cuts napkin waste with new dispensers
  2. Romano's Macaroni Grill files for Chapter 11 after closing 37 locations
  3. Ferrero Group to acquire Ferrara Candy
  4. Kroger announces more executive moves
  5. New RTD drinks from Red Bull, Dunkin' Donuts, Monster debut at NACS 2017
  6. Arby's brand makeover focuses on culture
  7. McDonald's to debut a new value menu next year
  8. Jet.com formally launches more than 50 private-label CPG products
  9. Expert: Acquisitions put SUPERVALU in a strong position
  10. Alinea chef teases fall menu with clear pumpkin pie slice

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