News that Velveeta might be in short supply ahead of American football's biggest game grabbed some attention this week—both inside and outside of Kraft. Meanwhile, the mood at Ben & Jerry's was decidedly more upbeat as the ice cream makers tweeted a tongue-in-cheek nod to legalized marijuana sales in Colorado.
Catch up on those stories and three others that ranked high with our readers this week. You'll know a lot more about the state of the food industry as you head into your weekend:
- Edible Intelligence: 3 food product trends to expect in 2014: Food companies are going to have to take hard looks at what goes into their products in 2014. Take a look at what's in store.
- 5 vegan-friendly food brands betting on non-animal products: It used to be that the hardest thing about going vegan was finding something to use in place of meat and dairy that wasn't sort disgusting. That's changing. Fast.
- Kraft facing Velveeta shortage as chips-and-dip season peaks: Kraft attributes the shortage to high demand, but concedes a combination of factors are to blame.
- Nestle sells frozen pasta business: Nestle, continuing to downsize its portfolio of brands, dumps a U.S. foodservice provider.
- Ben & Jerry's tweet jokes about marijuana sales in Colo.: The ice cream maker seems to have no problem embracing its "munchies" status with consumers.
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