Janet Forgrieve

Janet Forgrieve is a freelance writer and SmartBrief contributor who writes for restaurant and retail briefs. A former business journalist, Janet spent several years covering the restaurant and retail industries for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida and spent six years covering business at The Tampa Tribune.

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Independent eateries play to their strengths with service, unique concepts.
Independent eateries play to their strengths with service, unique concepts.

Independent eateries play to their strengths with service, unique concepts.

Tales of CPG food brands proved popular with SmartBrief readers this week.
Tales of CPG food brands proved popular with SmartBrief readers this week.

Top 10: Beloved food brands, Ortega’s innovations and a Del Frisco’s deal

New Jersey markets its bounty of produce under the Jersey Fresh brand.
New Jersey markets its bounty of produce under the Jersey Fresh brand.

New Jersey markets its bounty of produce under the Jersey Fresh brand.

How food brands find new fans with in-store sampling
How food brands find new fans with in-store sampling

How natural food brands use in-store samplings to win brand fans and shelf space.

Grocery CEOs share industry concerns, predictions
Grocery CEOs share industry concerns, predictions

Grocery's future, April Fool's Day pranks caught readers' attention this week

When fine dining meets fast casual
When fine dining meets fast casual

Chef-driven fine-casual concepts catch on with time-crunched consumers craving something new

Top 10: New Pinnacle products, change at Whole Foods, fast casual at Cracker Barrel
Top 10: New Pinnacle products, change at Whole Foods, fast casual at Cracker Barrel

New products from Pinnacle Foods, Unilever resonated with SmartBrief readers this week.

Restaurants dish up more veggie-based options
Restaurants dish up more veggie-based options

Mainstream restaurants and vegan eateries get innovative with new plant-based dishes.

How restaurants and food brands can win over Gen Z
How restaurants and food brands can win over Gen Z

Gen Z diners seek healthy food, restaurant promotions

Top 10: Amazon Go, belVita biscuits and the death of Paul Bocuse
Top 10: Amazon Go, belVita biscuits and the death of Paul Bocuse

Top 10: Amazon Go, belVita biscuits and the death of Paul Bocuse