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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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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.

Top 10: Rethinking the buffet, Pepsi x Peeps, H-E-B’s new flagship store
Top 10: Rethinking the buffet, Pepsi x Peeps, H-E-B’s new flagship store

SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers were interested in news about Golden Corral’s buffet, a Pepsi and Peeps collaboration and stories about food retail.

The food industry turns its focus to sesame
The food industry turns its focus to sesame

A rise in sesame allergies has caused a stir in the food industry in recent years. How are the government and the food industry responding?

Behind the growth in the dietary supplement, vitamin market
Behind the growth in the dietary supplement, vitamin market

Vitamin and supplement sales have been on the rise since the pandemic started. Will the category momentum continue?

Top 10: CPG growth, McDonald’s packaging, frozen food
Top 10: CPG growth, McDonald’s packaging, frozen food

News from McDonald's, Trader Joe's and several CPG companies interested SmartBrief readers this week.

Grocery tech trends: The unstoppable rise of AI, voice, automation
Grocery tech trends: The unstoppable rise of AI, voice, automation

If recent news from some of the country’s largest food retailers is any indication, the future is now when it comes to adopting fast-paced, game-changing technologies in the supermarket.

Top 10: Unilever’s work week, Kroger’s smart cart, love at White Castle
Top 10: Unilever’s work week, Kroger’s smart cart, love at White Castle

This week saw news from Kroger, Unilever, Tyson and White Castle.

Is touchless checkout the next frontier for food retailers?
Is touchless checkout the next frontier for food retailers?

Food retailers large and small are turning to technology to streamline the checkout process.

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