Food & Beverage

Lead Editor: Amy Sung

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SmartBrief brings you the top news stories from the food and beverage industry, with newsletters focusing on restaurants, consumer packaged goods, food marketing, food and beverage packaging, confectionery, nutrition, the dairy industry and the world of culinary arts.  

74% of consumers plan Halloween purchases



This year, 74% of consumers plan to make purchases for Halloween, driving estimates for total spending up to $11.3 billion, or $40 per household, according to the International Council of Shopping Cen… Read More

Spec's, Total Wine drive prices down as competition heats up in Texas market


  • Dallas Observer

Competition between Spec's and Total Wine, as well as other retailers in the Dallas/Forth Worth market, has driven prices down to nearly cost. The large companies are able to sell their wine, spirits … Read More

Alex Stupak fine-tunes his homage to tacos al pastor


Alex Stupak polishes up his new taco joint, Empellón al Pastor, while Joshua Smookler secures a permanent space for his former pop-up Mu Ramen. This and other chef news in New York City. Read more. Read More