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Top 10: Mondelez’ in-store bakeries, BBQ Holdings’ $13.5M deal and P.F. Chang’s To Go
Top 10: Mondelez’ in-store bakeries, BBQ Holdings’ $13.5M deal and P.F. Chang’s To Go

Mondelez' plans to grow its Give & Go in-store bakery business includes adding brands like Oreo to the lineup.

Top 10: Sweets & Snacks, post-pandemic trends and food prices
Top 10: Sweets & Snacks, post-pandemic trends and food prices

New sweet treats from CPG and candy brands caught readers' attention this week.

Top 10: Restaurant costs, PepsiCo’s work-from-home model, automated checkout at Amazon Fresh
Top 10: Restaurant costs, PepsiCo’s work-from-home model, automated checkout at Amazon Fresh

Candy was also a category that many SmartBrief food and beverage readers were interested in this week.

Top 10: Grocer growth plans, Wendy’s new ad
Top 10: Grocer growth plans, Wendy’s new ad

News of expansion from ALDI and Lidl, as well as a new Wendy's ad, made news this week.

Top 10: Popular summer candies, reimagined croissant shape, Chili’s new chicken sandwich
Top 10: Popular summer candies, reimagined croissant shape, Chili’s new chicken sandwich

News of Walmart’s new private-label beef brand also drew in SmartBrief food-and-beverage readers this week.

Top 10: CPG companies focus on flexibility; Lawmakers aim to expand summer food program; Restaurants line up for federal aid
Top 10: CPG companies focus on flexibility; Lawmakers aim to expand summer food program; Restaurants line up for federal aid

Lawmakers made plans this week to introduce the Stop Child Hunger Act, which would expand the summer Electronic Benefit Transfer program adopted during the pandemic.

Top 10: High-ranking grocers, restaurant mask guidance, Hershey’s acquisition
Top 10: High-ranking grocers, restaurant mask guidance, Hershey’s acquisition

Tales of grocers, restaurant mask guidance and Hershey grabbed reader attention this week.

Top 10: School meals, vegan food at Target and Chipotle’s wage increases
Top 10: School meals, vegan food at Target and Chipotle’s wage increases

School nutrition, new plant-based foods at Target and Chipotle's pay raises made news this week.

Top 10: Clorox prices, Target’s new stores, chicken sandwiches
Top 10: Clorox prices, Target’s new stores, chicken sandwiches

News about Clorox, Target and the world of crispy chicken sandwiches piqued SmartBrief readers' interest this week.

Top 10: Walmart focuses on tech, Unilever and Nestle take interest in vitamins
Top 10: Walmart focuses on tech, Unilever and Nestle take interest in vitamins

SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers were also drawn in by stories about Hershey’s new Reese’s candy bar and s’mores set.

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