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.
Cracker Barrel’s menu innovations and the sale of Nestle’s bottled water division were also popular with SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers this week.
As the coronavirus pandemic continues into 2021, consumers are looking for food and beverage options that meet varying experiences.
Packaging that prioritizes food safety and sustainability is set to succeed in the restaurant industry this year.
Restaurants turn to CPG product sales as the coronavirus pandemic continues to restrict indoor dining.
New CPG product debuts and Pizza Hut’s “Nothing But Stuffed Crust” also caught the attention of SmartBrief food and beverage readers.
This week’s list of top stories also included SpartanNash’s strategy for 2021 as well as Kraft Heinz international growth plans.
SmartBrief spoke with Ellen Davis, executive vice president of industry engagement at the Consumer Brands Association, about the success of the group’s virtual leadership series CPG Speaks.
News that a new federal pandemic stimulus bill does not include specific aid for the foodservice industry also caught readers’ attention.
To keep up with the surge in at-home food and beverage consumption, the agriculture industry has utilized tech tools to maintain robust, sustainable supply chains during COVID-19.
This week, food and beverage readers were also drawn in by Thanksgiving cooking and how food retailers have protected employees and shoppers during the pandemic.