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Big names in food retail and CPG made headlines this week with news on strategies for growth taking center stage.

Tales of CPG food brands proved popular with SmartBrief readers this week.
Tales of CPG food brands proved popular with SmartBrief readers this week.

Top 10: Beloved food brands, Ortega’s innovations and a Del Frisco’s deal

This week, readers were drawn in by news that Hershey is eliminating certain products from its portfolio, plus other CPG and grocery news.

P&G's acquisition, consumers' favorite eateries, SUPERVALU's latest news
P&G's acquisition, consumers' favorite eateries, SUPERVALU's latest news

News of Procter & Gamble's latest acquisition struck a chord with readers this week, as did the results of a consumer restaurant survey.

Top 10: Gerber's new HQ, Necco crowdfunding campaign and USA's culinary win
Top 10: Gerber's new HQ, Necco crowdfunding campaign and USA's culinary win

The sale of Hearthside Food Solutions to private equity investors Partners Group Holding and Charlesbank Capital Partners was the suject of this week's top story.

Top 10: Smucker makes business moves, CPG and grocery news
Top 10: Smucker makes business moves, CPG and grocery news

News about Smucker's business moves caught readers' attention this week, along with CPG and grocery news.

Grocery CEOs share industry concerns, predictions
Grocery CEOs share industry concerns, predictions

Grocery's future, April Fool's Day pranks caught readers' attention this week

News about new food products caught the eyes of readers this week, particularly new lines from companies including Campbell Soup, Red Bull and Chobani.

Top 10: Mod Pizza maps growth plan
Top 10: Mod Pizza maps growth plan

General Mills' announcement that it may raise prices caught readers' attention this week, as did Mod Pizza's plan to grow to more than 400 location this year.

News of Kraft Heinz’s new business unit caught readers’ attention this week, along with the launches of several new CPG products from big industry players.