Audrey Altmann is a food and beverage editor at SmartBrief where she writes and edits content about the consumer packaged goods, beverage, agriculture, foodservice and school nutrition industries.
This week, news from Walmart, Hershey and BurgerFi also caught the attention of readers.
Food retailers introduce consumers to new technology tools and improve established systems through robotics and automation.
SmartBrief food and beverage readers were also drawn in by McDonald’s COVID-19 vaccination preparations.
Stories about the White House’s vaccine requirement and its effect on the food and beverage industry took up nearly half of this week’s most-clicked list.
While the energy drink category has historically been perceived as unhealthy, several new brands have emerged with more natural, healthier options.
A compilation of some of the major CPG product debuts also caught the attention of SmartBrief readers.
The market for foods and beverages designed for children is poised to experience significant growth, and businesses are appealing to kids and adults with healthy options that taste great.
The ready-to-drink hard seltzer and cocktail market appeals to consumers’ desire for convenience and portability.
SmartBrief food-and-beverage readers were also drawn in by Walmart’s full self-checkout structure in Texas.
The social media platform has produced a new way for online creators to share food and beverage trends -- and brands -- that can become popular almost instantaneously.