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Top 10: CPG targets millennials, Taco Bell’s alcohol service and more in this week’s news

This week, we were given a look inside Taco Bell’s first location to serve alcohol, which could perhaps be a sign of things to come with fast-casual restaurants; in August, we saw Starbucks starting evening alcohol service to capture a larger audience. Fast-casual pizza also made the news as a fast-growing segment in the foodservice world.

Millennials are still a focus for CPG companies, like Hain Celestial, which redesigned some of its packaging and expanded into new categories including kombucha and coffee. Also on the retail front, Kroger reported it grew its organic Simple Truth line to $1.2 billion just over the past two years. Both news items point to the trend towards healthier and conscious eating.

  1. Hain Celestial Group targets millennials with new packaging, products
  2. Fast-casual pizza trend takes off across the country
  3. Taco Bell gives a peek at first eatery with alcohol
  4. Kroger’s natural, organics efforts pay off
  5. Tips for breaded cutlets that are a cut above
  6. TreeHouse Foods eyes acquisitions in frozen food, healthy snacks
  7. Do loyalty cards actually drive customer loyalty?
  8. Kellogg, General Mills work toward growth in cereal market
  9. Analysts: Egg prices will stay high as supply lags
  10. Arborio rice works in more than just risotto

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


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