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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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?

In-store pharmacies, health offerings shifting with trends, technology
In-store pharmacies, health offerings shifting with trends, technology

Large pharmacy chains and grocers with in-store pharmacies are shifting their strategies based on consumer demand and new technology.

Top 10: Kroger’s new logo, P.F. Chang’s new concept, Halloween CPG products
Top 10: Kroger’s new logo, P.F. Chang’s new concept, Halloween CPG products

Food and beverage readers ate up stories about Kroger’s new logo and P.F. Chang’s new nightclub concept this week.

How ghost kitchens are changing the restaurant industry
How ghost kitchens are changing the restaurant industry

Ghost kitchens are changing the way restaurant operators and chefs do business. Is the trend here to stay?

Top 10: News from Kraft Heinz, Costco’s expansion, off-premises dining
Top 10: News from Kraft Heinz, Costco’s expansion, off-premises dining

News of Costco’s worldwide expansion and new products from Kraft Heinz and Kellogg made waves this week.

Bugs for dinner: Behind the latest sustainability trend
Bugs for dinner: Behind the latest sustainability trend

Putting insects on the menu or in everyday food products isn’t exactly new, so what’s fueling the trend and where is it headed?

Top 10: Dollar General reveals executive moves, KFC sees strong demand for plant-based options
Top 10: Dollar General reveals executive moves, KFC sees strong demand for plant-based options

News that Dollar General promoted two executives topped this week’s most-clicked stories among food and beverage readers.