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.  

Kombucha becomes more mainstream with every new product



Kombucha was once a misunderstood, obscure beverage relegated to natural food and health stores or celebrity diets. With Live Soda and Reed's brands now available in grocers, the fermented beverage is… Read More

Minneapolis voters to decide how to proceed with food-to-alcohol ratio


  • Minnesota Public Radio

Voters in Minneapolis next week will decide how much beer and wine can be sold at restaurants, either affirming or overturning a 70-to-30 ratio on food to alcohol. Restaurant owners say the ratio is d… Read More

Chef to watch: Trey Cioccia


Trey Cioccia is a Tennessee chef through and through. The proud Nashville native does his homeland proud by honoring the land, sourcing locally, and cooking up a thoughtful homage to Southern cuisine … Read More