This week, SmartBrief food and beverage readers were also drawn to news that lawmakers proposed $120 billion in pandemic relief for independent restaurants.
Readers were interested in stories about a product rebrand from Quaker Oats and a cashierless Walmart store.
The bulk of the Top 10 covered equal parts CPG news and food retail news, with non-pandemic-related news taking the top spot.
McDonald's operators hope to keep the pared-down menu after the pandemic.
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.
New developments related to the pandemic, as well as a look at the industry post-pandemic were widely read this week.
Readers opted for a mix of pandemic stories and new product news this week
Restaurants' reopening plans, a change to the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program and the James Beard Award finalists were among this week's top stories.
This week, news of some eateries being allowed to open again and of strong financial results for food manufacturers grabbed readers’ attention.
Grocery shopping during and after the pandemic proved a popular topic with readers.