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Top 10: Rising food prices, "smart shelf" technology, Chick-fil-A and more in this week's top news

News on two big food retailers emerged among the most popular stories of this week: Kroger announced that it will experiment with digital shelf technology at its stores. The technology, developed by Kroger, will be installed on 2,200 Edge shelves that can show digital price tags and ads, and might also eventually have the ability to communicate with shoppers' smartphones. A&P's auctioning of 128 stores was also well-read.

On the restaurant side of the industry, higher food costs mean restaurants are using coping tactics such as raising prices, reworking menus and creating more specials featuring less-pricey ingredients. Readers also learned about Chick-fil-A debuting its first NYC location in Manhattan.

Take a look at the full list of this week’s 10 most-clicked stories below:

  1. Kroger tries out smart shelving in Cincinnati store
  2. How restaurants are coping with higher food costs
  3. A&P to auction 128 stores Thursday
  4. Quest Nutrition's sales explode
  5. Chick-fil-A to make Manhattan debut this weekend
  6. Sam's Club shakes up marketing strategy, management structure
  7. Unilever adds Italian gelato company to ice cream portfolio
  8. Meijer names 26-year company veteran as new president
  9. Campbell Soup Co. launches ad campaign reflecting real life
  10. ConAgra Foods aims to cut costs in supply chain

What story caught your attention this week? Let us know in the comments!

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