Wal-Mart means business with its beer sales, and the markups that showed up in a Bloomberg report this past week show how far it's willing to go to get ahead of the pack with its six-packs. Check out the numbers behind that story below, along with the luxuries that Heinz has been forcing employees to do away with since its recent acquisition.
Those details and more appear in Food Dive's most read news posts of the week:
- 5 organic and natural-food pioneers who broke from the pack: Someone had to go first. These are the stories of the folks who did—and built empires in emerging corners of the food industry.
- Heinz employees sacrifice mini-fridges, paper under new ownership: Are these cuts a sign of smart budgeting or a company trying to scrape the barrel to save?
- 5 bizarre ways to sell food with smells: Can the scents of cookies, juice or pizza help to drive sales? Some of these companies would probably argue yes.
- How far will Wal-Mart go to sell more beer?: The company wants to double its adult beverage sales, and it's willing to sell Coors cans at near cost to do so.
- SodaStream redesigns its can-killing bottles: Yves Behar's award-winning design calls attention to the soda-industry disrupter's environmental message.
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