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Top 10: Health-focused, simple food stories drew readers in this week

Top 10: Health-focused, simple food stories drew readers in this week
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News that centered around health-focused foods and foods with simple ingredients were the most popular among SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers this week. Pepsi’s release of organic Gatorade was the most clicked-on story for the week, with Chick-fil-A’s tests of bowl products featuring whole grains and greens like quinoa and kale and smoothies with whole grains and yogurt following closely behind. Annie’s plans to release more organic products including soups and cereals as the market for organic food grows was also a popular story this week.

SmartBrief readers also clicked on news about business moves this week, like Lidl’s choice of a site in Virginia Beach, Va., for one of its first stores in the US and Mondelez’s decision to abandon its attempts to acquire Hershey. News about Safeway and Albertsons stores in the Denver area launching delivery and Ahold Delhaize’s results post-merger also made this week’s list of 10 most-clicked stories.

See the full list:

  1. PepsiCo quenches thirst for organic beverages with new Gatorade line
  2. Chick-fil-A tests whole grain bowls, protein smoothie
  3. Lidl picks Va. site for one of 1st US stores
  4. Mondelez abandons pursuit of Hershey
  5. 30 new Annie’s Homegrown products to hit shelves this year
  6. Often-overlooked beef cut is actually a prime piece of meat
  7. The care and feeding of Generation Z
  8. Flavored crust creates the base for a more complex pie
  9. Safeway, Albertsons launch home delivery in Denver
  10. CEO: Ahold Delhaize sees “good momentum” after merger


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