Top 10: Amazon Go, belVita biscuits and the death of Paul Bocuse

The long-awaited opening of Amazon’s unstaffed Seattle store topped the list of most-read food and beverage stories this week. Shoppers at the Amazon Go store download an app and shop for prepared and fresh foods. Purchases are tracked by in-store technology and customers are automatically charged for what they take.

Other food retail stories that resonated with readers this week include Lidl’s evolving plans for the US and Kroger’s reported interest in acquiring e-commerce player Overstock.com.

Several CPG stories also proved popular, starting with the tale of Mondelez' innovation in the breakfast market with belVita biscuits. Also in the top 10: General Mills is selling cereal boxes that double as Rube Goldberg-esque cereal delivery machines and Hershey and Nestle have rolled out new sweet treats.

News from the culinary world made this week’s list as well, including news of the death of legendary French chef Paul Bocuse. Starbucks' test of a café that won’t accept cash also caught readers’ attention.

Read the entire Top 10:

  1. Amazon opens store free of checkout lines
  2. How Mondelez drove belVita sales to $600M and disrupted the breakfast market
  3. German retailer Lidl reportedly shifts gears with US expansion
  4. French culinary pioneer Paul Bocuse has died at 91
  5. General Mills cereal boxes get second life as Rube Goldberg machines
  6. Report: Kroger eyeing Overstock.com acquisition
  7. Hershey rolls out new treats for Valentine's Day
  8. General Mills invests in Calif.-based Urban Remedy
  9. Nestle debuts ruby chocolate KitKats
  10. Starbucks tests cashless format at Seattle cafe

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