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Emily Crowe

Emily Crowe edits food and beverage and marketing briefs at SmartBrief and writes about both industries for SmartBrief.com. She previously wrote for the Specialty Food Association, Technomic and the Clovis News Journal and holds a bachelor's degree from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

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Why more Americans are becoming sober curious
Why more Americans are becoming sober curious

Many Americans are laying off the alcohol and favoring more functional beverages.

Top 10: Kraft Heinz redefines work, Schnucks rolls out robots, Italian meatballs sans pasta
Top 10: Kraft Heinz redefines work, Schnucks rolls out robots, Italian meatballs sans pasta

News from Schnuck Markets, Tyson Foods and the National Restaurant Association made waves this week.

The food retail workforce: Where the industry stands
The food retail workforce: Where the industry stands

Food retailers are taking on new efforts to combat workforce issues.

Top 10: PPP loans, COVID-19 vaccines, Wegmans takes Manhattan
Top 10: PPP loans, COVID-19 vaccines, Wegmans takes Manhattan

The coronavirus pandemic again figured prominently into this week’s Top 10 most-clicked stories among SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers.

Top 10: Unilever’s workplace culture, Subway’s menu makeover
Top 10: Unilever’s workplace culture, Subway’s menu makeover

News from Unilever, Subway and J. Alexander's stood out to SmartBrief's food and beverage readers this week.

Trends report: The latest in sweets and snacks
Trends report: The latest in sweets and snacks

From combination flavors to better-for-you treats, the sweets and snacks category is seeing a bevy of new trends.

Grocers continue to make e-commerce moves
Grocers continue to make e-commerce moves

The pandemic has upended the grocery industry and food retailers large and small are catering to a more digital clientele.

Top 10: Grocer growth plans, Wendy’s new ad
Top 10: Grocer growth plans, Wendy’s new ad

News of expansion from ALDI and Lidl, as well as a new Wendy's ad, made news this week.

Top 10: High-ranking grocers, restaurant mask guidance, Hershey’s acquisition
Top 10: High-ranking grocers, restaurant mask guidance, Hershey’s acquisition

Tales of grocers, restaurant mask guidance and Hershey grabbed reader attention this week.

Top 10: Clorox prices, Target’s new stores, chicken sandwiches
Top 10: Clorox prices, Target’s new stores, chicken sandwiches

News about Clorox, Target and the world of crispy chicken sandwiches piqued SmartBrief readers' interest this week.

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