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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 school nutrition industries.

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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.

Top 10: Doritos ad ditches the logo, Popeyes’ brand-new chicken sandwiches sell out
Top 10: Doritos ad ditches the logo, Popeyes’ brand-new chicken sandwiches sell out

The saga of the sold-out Popeyes chicken sandwich was among food and beverage readers' most-clicked stories this week.

ICYMI: Most read by educators
ICYMI: Most read by educators

What’s trending? From growth mindset to cultural trends, don’t miss these most-read stories.

ICYMI: Most read by educators
ICYMI: Most read by educators

What’s trending? From curriculum to suspensions, don’t miss these most-read stories.

ICYMI: Most read by educators
ICYMI: Most read by educators

What’s trending? From the “Nation’s Report Card” to PBL, don’t miss these most-read stories.

ICYMI: Most read by educators
ICYMI: Most read by educators

What’s trending? From SEL to microcredentials, don’t miss these most-read stories.

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