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Top 15: General Mills, fast casual, hummus and more in this week’s news

This week’s most popular stories across our food and beverage briefs run the gamut, reflecting big trends in the industry such as large companies selling brands that no longer fit their market, a focus on snacks and fresh produce, catering to millennial consumers and diners, and food delivery services. Big brands in the news included General Mills, Chuck E. Cheese, Amazon, Costco, Chick-fil-A, Whole Foods, Google and more.

  1. General Mills sells 2 brands to B&G for $765M
  2. The key to delicious hummus is in the details
  3. Hasselback-cut vegetables make presentation easy
  4. What do fast-casual customers want in a restaurant?
  5. 1 person dies in 27-state salmonella outbreak
  6. Leaf Brands to resurrect the Hydrox cookie
  7. Boomchickapop to expand with facility in Nevada
  8. Chuck E. Cheese’s changes its menu to suit young parents
  9. Amazon looks to fill “Amazon Restaurant” jobs
  10. Fairlife yogurt is Chick-fil-A exclusive
  11. Crowded Fla. market attracts more grocery banners
  12. DineEquity to move Applebee’s HQ to Calif.
  13. Costco reports 7% growth in same-store sales
  14. Whole Foods, Costco to test Google fresh delivery service
  15. The egg cream makes a comeback in New York

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


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