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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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.

Top 10: Bar Louie sale plans, Everything But the Bagel Seasoning and a N.D. high school’s espresso machine
Top 10: Bar Louie sale plans, Everything But the Bagel Seasoning and a N.D. high school’s espresso machine

This week’s most-clicked list includes stories about restaurant chains’ pitfalls and successes, high-performing CPG items and new foodservice equipment in schools.

CPG companies capitalize on brand recognition with collaborations
CPG companies capitalize on brand recognition with collaborations

Food producers and chain restaurants entered several new categories in 2019 by debuting co-branded products, such as Twinkies cereal, Stuffed Cheez-Its Pizza and Starburst-flavored yogurt.

Diet trends address consumers’ health, sustainability concerns
Diet trends address consumers’ health, sustainability concerns

Food options for both ketogenic and flexitarian diets exploded this year following the rise of consumer demand for more healthy choices as well as food produced sustainably.

Top 10: Restaurant legislation, PepsiCo’s newest acquisition and the latest CPG rollouts
Top 10: Restaurant legislation, PepsiCo’s newest acquisition and the latest CPG rollouts

This week, a proposed federal bill on restaurant closures piqued the interest of food and beverage readers.

Taking the pulse of online grocery shopping
Taking the pulse of online grocery shopping

Grocery shopping can now be done entirely online. Who is taking advantage of this type of shopping, and who is sticking to picking out products in person?

Agtech solutions allow farming to move indoors
Agtech solutions allow farming to move indoors

How is the agriculture industry prepared to meet the needs of the booming vertical farming market?

Top 10: Food companies to watch, retailer innovations and the return of Popeyes’ chicken sandwich
Top 10: Food companies to watch, retailer innovations and the return of Popeyes’ chicken sandwich

News that Popeyes is bringing back its chicken sandwich caught the eye of food and beverage readers this week.

How did pumpkin spice become the dominant flavor of fall?
How did pumpkin spice become the dominant flavor of fall?

The reach of pumpkin spice has gone beyond Starbucks lattes to prove it’s more than just a fad, but rather a staple of the season.

Top 10: Amazon’s grocery concept, new CPG products and do-over pizza orders
Top 10: Amazon’s grocery concept, new CPG products and do-over pizza orders

The top food and beverage story on this week's most-clicked list was Amazon’s plan to open a grocery chain by the end of the year.