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Top 10: Futuristic snack food bag, Campbell CEO’s vision, restaurant and grocery trends

Top 10: Futuristic snack food bag, Campbell CEO’s vision, restaurant and grocery trends
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Changes in consumers’ eating habits, restaurant trends and grocery news made this week’s top-clicked stories, but the most-read food and beverage article was the announcement that Frito-Lay is debuting a new Tostitos bag that can sense when consumers have been drinking, and then can summon an Uber so they have a safe ride home.

Readers were also drawn to comments by Campbell Soup CEO Denise Morrison about how consumers’ eating habits are changing, as well as news that New York City-based restaurants are finding it difficult to earn profits due to the rising operational costs there. In other restaurant news, the National Restaurant Association’s petition asking the Supreme Court to consider a challenge to tip sharing laws generated significant interest from readers.  

Wal-Mart also made this week’s top five with news about how the company uses its Data Cafe to quickly make data-driven decisions. Rounding out the top 10 were stories about how to finesse a duck confit dish, two stories about Mondelez, Publix’s latest customer service offerings and how Snap Kitchen plans to expand.

Check out the rest of the top 10 most-read stories this week in SmartBrief’s food and beverage briefs:

  1. High-tech Tostitos bag can detect alcohol, call Uber for safe ride home 
  2. Campbell Soup CEO: “We’re seeing seismic shifts”
  3. Rising costs make it harder for NYC restaurants to turn a profit
  4. NRA urges high court to hear tip-sharing case
  5. Wal-Mart uses big data to boost grocery sales
  6. Duck confit requires little effort to achieve impressive results
  7. Mondelez sells Vegemite, other brands to Australia’s Bega Cheese
  8. Publix beefs up services to stay competitive
  9. Mondelez uses giant cookie jar to announce new Chips Ahoy Thins
  10. Snap Kitchen creates a recipe for growth


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