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.  

Dark chocolate may be good for us by being hard to digest


  • New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

Dark chocolate and its flavonols have been found to have health benefits, but new research from Louisiana State University and Virginia Tech has found the reason may be that it is hard to digest. Loui… Read More

Exploration, experimentation trending among Wash. wines


  • San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration)

Rising trends among wines in Washington state are exploration and experimentation, which are churning out new Rhones, grenache, mourvedre, blends, whites and picpoul, says Washington Wine Report blogg… Read More

Nevada led restaurant job growth in 2013


Restaurant job growth was broad-based last year, with the industry adding jobs in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Nevada led the way with a robust gain, topping the list for the first time… Read More