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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 holds a bachelor's degree from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

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Top 10: Product rebranding and a cashierless Walmart
Top 10: Product rebranding and a cashierless Walmart

Readers were interested in stories about a product rebrand from Quaker Oats and a cashierless Walmart store.

Food companies, restaurants take new approaches to marketing amid pandemic
Food companies, restaurants take new approaches to marketing amid pandemic

How are restaurants, CPG suppliers and grocers changing their marketing messages in the time of coronavirus?

Series: How to deliver on what today’s health-conscious food consumers want
Series: How to deliver on what today’s health-conscious food consumers want

Whether it’s wanting healthier versions of classic dishes and snack foods or searching for grocery items that cater to particular dietary needs, the quest for a healthier lifestyle is pervading the food industry in full force.

How consumer behavior is forever changing the grocery, CPG industry
How consumer behavior is forever changing the grocery, CPG industry

Shifts in consumer shopping behavior brought on by the coronavirus pandemic are creating what could be lasting changes in CPG and food retail.

Top 10: Grocers, restaurants, food suppliers change with the times
Top 10: Grocers, restaurants, food suppliers change with the times

SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers were drawn in by stories of how the industry is reacting and adjusting to the new normal.

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.