Emily Crowe

Emily Crowe edits food and beverage and marketing briefs at SmartBrief and writes about both industries for SmartBrief.com. She holds a bachelor's degree from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

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Top 10: Toilet paper demand, restaurant closures, shorter grocery hours
Top 10: Toilet paper demand, restaurant closures, shorter grocery hours

Fallout from the coronavirus pandemic dominated food and beverage news this week.

What's trending in snacks?
What's trending in snacks?

From small bites of sweets to refrigerated, grab-and-go meats and cheeses to new takes on classic chips, consumers are clamoring for a wide variety of snacking options.

How are restaurants keeping up with sustainability trends?
How are restaurants keeping up with sustainability trends?

As more consumers look to brands and businesses to make sustainable and environmentally friendly choices, restaurants are taking several steps to move with the changing tide.

Top 10: Valentine’s candy, Clorox’s rebrand, a Pizza Hut turnaround
Top 10: Valentine’s candy, Clorox’s rebrand, a Pizza Hut turnaround

SmartBrief readers were drawn in by candy news, Kind’s entry into new food categories and Clorox’s sustainable rebrand.

Top 10: Top candy companies, Unilever’s drone plans, Walmart’s Super Bowl ad
Top 10: Top candy companies, Unilever’s drone plans, Walmart’s Super Bowl ad

The top 100 global candy companies and Unilver's plans to deliver ice cream via drone drew in readers this week.

How can grocery, CPG executives be great leaders?
How can grocery, CPG executives be great leaders?

The winners of this year’s leadership awards at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference shared insights into being a strong leader and putting the customer first.

Consumers, chefs increasingly turn to alternative flour
Consumers, chefs increasingly turn to alternative flour

As consumers continue to seek out healthy substitutes for everyday favorites and grapple with dietary needs and desires, the alternative flour market is seeing a surge.

Top 10: Stop & Shop sells stores, Applebee’s goes fast-casual, CPG debuts
Top 10: Stop & Shop sells stores, Applebee’s goes fast-casual, CPG debuts

New CPG products and a fast-casual concept from Applebee's made waves with readers this week.

Top 10: New CPG products, grocer initiatives, dry brining
Top 10: New CPG products, grocer initiatives, dry brining

CPG product debuts, interesting cooking methods and ALDI’s US success caught readers’ attention this week.

Where does the grocery industry stand on food waste initiatives?
Where does the grocery industry stand on food waste initiatives?

Food waste is an ongoing issue for food retailers. Where does the industry stand and what’s being done to lighten the load in terms of wasted food?