British consumer goods company Reckitt Benckiser was the subject of this week’s most-clicked story, which reported that four of the 10 staff members on the company’s senior executive committee are leaving the firm by year's end. Stories about grocery retail drew attention from SmartBrief readers this week, including Kroger’s strategy to stay competitive as Amazon’s grocery presence grows, German discount grocery chain Lidl’s plans to expand to Ohio and an announcement that Kroger and Walmart have teamed with eMeals to offer omnichannel options for buying customizable meal kits.
In restaurant news, this week’s top story was a ruling issued by a federal judge that struck down an Obama administration rule change that would have doubled the salary threshold for exempting employees from overtime pay. McDonald’s made headlines this week with its announcement that it will roll out bottled McCafe drinks.
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