This week's Food Dive news included two solemn notes, as Jacqueline Badger Mars pleaded guilty to reckless driving and the food industry said goodbye to the man responsible for making Doritos Locos Tacos a reality.
Read more about both of those stories below, along with some new tricks that food brands are trying at retail. These were the most popular reads on Food Dive of the past week:
- Mars heiress pleads guilty in fatal car crash: Jacqueline Badger Mars will not serve jail time.
- 4 food brands launching new retail experiments: Whether for marketing purposes or to drive actual sales, many of the brands found in grocery stores are striking out on their own in innovative ways.
- Death of Doritos Taco mastermind brings social-media nightmare for brands: Anger spread online over how Taco Bell and Frito Lay reacted to the death of the man who drove the Doritos Locos Tacos movement.
- Man responsible for Doritos tacos dead at 41: RIP Todd Mills: Todd Mills was the consumer who came up with the idea behind Doritos-based tacos.
- Kroger tests 'in-between' format stores in Ohio: The Turkey Hill Markets are smaller than Kroger's typical stores, but bigger than its convenience stores.
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