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Audrey Altmann

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 food business industries.

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Top 10: Krispy Kreme adds CPG snacks and H-E-B boosts pay
Top 10: Krispy Kreme adds CPG snacks and H-E-B boosts pay

This week, SmartBrief food and beverage readers were also drawn to news that lawmakers proposed $120 billion in pandemic relief for independent restaurants.

Industry rises to cater to home baking trend
Industry rises to cater to home baking trend

How are CPG manufacturers, bakeries and other foodservice industry professionals keeping up with consumers’ interest in baking at home?

Nonalcoholic drink trend shows no sign of slowing down
Nonalcoholic drink trend shows no sign of slowing down

How are consumers enjoying mocktails and other alcohol-free beverages while many bars and restaurants are closed?

Top 10: Restaurants grapple with reopening, CPG firms see results of pandemic buying
Top 10: Restaurants grapple with reopening, CPG firms see results of pandemic buying

This week, news of some eateries being allowed to open again and of strong financial results for food manufacturers grabbed readers’ attention.

Functional food and beverages persist during coronavirus
Functional food and beverages persist during coronavirus

Shoppers are looking for snacks and beverages with ingredients that promote health and wellness, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.

Top 10: The food and beverage industry continues to adjust to the new normal
Top 10: The food and beverage industry continues to adjust to the new normal

For the fifth week in a row, SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers were drawn to stories about how companies are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.

Top 10: Groceries, restaurants, food and beverage manufacturers respond to coronavirus
Top 10: Groceries, restaurants, food and beverage manufacturers respond to coronavirus

Coronavirus-related concerns in the food and beverage industry have continued to be top-of-mind for SmartBrief readers this week.

Sustainable packaging goes beyond traditional recycling
Sustainable packaging goes beyond traditional recycling

What solutions are CPG manufacturers turning to for reducing, reusing and recycling food and beverage packaging?

Top 10: New Cracker Barrel menu, James Beard semifinalists and Amazon’s cashierless grocery
Top 10: New Cracker Barrel menu, James Beard semifinalists and Amazon’s cashierless grocery

This week’s list of most-clicked stories by SmartBrief’s food-and-beverage readers was topped with Cracker Barrel’s plans to update its menu and the reveal of Amazon’s cashierless Seattle grocery.

Agricultural strides: CPG companies take stake in the land
Agricultural strides: CPG companies take stake in the land

Executives from General Mills and Land O’Lakes Truterra share what their companies are doing to build robust, sustainable and profitable agricultural supply chains.