Consumer packaged foods were of interest with SmartBrief readers this week, with a story about Pinnacle Food’s plans to streamline Boulder Brands product lines as part of its growth strategy. Pinnacle purchased Boulder, the parent of brands including Udi’s and Glutino, late last year.
A story about the Senate Agriculture Committee’s approval of a bill to limit states’ power when it comes to requiring food companies to label genetically modified ingredients was also well-read, as were tales about companies including Kellogg, WhiteWave and Campbell creating simpler products with short ingredient lists and Drink Maple’s deal to start selling its maple water at Kroger stores.
On the restaurant and culinary side, readers favored a story about the need for restaurant designers to strike a balance when it comes to lighting, creating an attractive ambiance while giving patrons enough light to read the menu. Wolfgang Puck’s Q-and-A about his experiences catering the post-Academy Awards Governors Ball for more than two decades also resonated, along with news of Chef Kwame Onwuach’s new restaurant concept in Washington, D.C.
Here’s the complete top 10 list:
- Pinnacle to pare down Boulder portfolio as part of growth plan
- Senate committee approves federal GMO labeling bill
- The art and science of restaurant lighting
- B&G’s Green Giant growth strategy hinges on innovation, CEO says
- Big brands roll out more free-from products
- Q&A: Wolfgang Puck on catering to the stars at the Oscars
- Chef bets on unique dining concept with new D.C. restaurant
- Drink Maple signs deal with Kroger for national distribution
- Sprouts Farmers Market to boost deli offerings
- Arby’s targets vegetarians with meatless menu on Leap Day
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