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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Little Debbie creates a social media stir with snack-related tweet
Little Debbie creates a social media stir with snack-related tweet

Sweet snack brands Little Debbie, Hostess, Ferrero, Mars made news this week.

Finger Lakes wineries work together to make a name for themselves
Finger Lakes wineries work together to make a name for themselves

Winemakers in New York's Finger Lakes are building a reputation for themselves and the area.

Top 10: White Castle cuts waste, Jet.com bets big on private-label

Farm Sanctuary and the changing face of food
Farm Sanctuary and the changing face of food

Farm Sanctuary focuses on the animals in a push to convince consumers to consider a plant-based diet.

Senior construction director Mike Snyder has created a comprehensive build-out plan that cuts costs for franchisees.
Senior construction director Mike Snyder has created a comprehensive build-out plan that cuts costs for franchisees.

Senior construction director Mike Snyder has created a comprehensive build-out plan that cuts costs for franchisees.

Top 10: Changes at Whole Foods, Nestle, Panera drew readers this week
Top 10: Changes at Whole Foods, Nestle, Panera drew readers this week

Stories about Whole Foods, Nestle, Panera Bread resonated with SmartBrief readers this week

Amazon books strong sales of Whole Foods private-label foods
Amazon books strong sales of Whole Foods private-label foods

Top 10: CPG brands, private-label foods, reflections on a restaurant career

Top 10: Trader Joe’s favorite foods, Target's remodels and a turnaround plan at Ruby Tuesday
Top 10: Trader Joe’s favorite foods, Target's remodels and a turnaround plan at Ruby Tuesday

Top 10: Trader Joe’s favorite foods, Target's remodels and a turnaround plan at Ruby Tuesday

Top 10: Chuck E. Cheese gets a new look, Applebee’s returns to its roots
Top 10: Chuck E. Cheese gets a new look, Applebee’s returns to its roots

Chuck E. Cheese shows off an updated format, Applebee's brings back meal deals

Chick-fil-A tests family meals in three markets
Chick-fil-A tests family meals in three markets

Top 10: Chick-fil-A, Amazon, Lidl grab readers' attention