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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: 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.

Why suppliers, grocers are going all in for National Family Meals Month
Why suppliers, grocers are going all in for National Family Meals Month

Now in its fifth year, National Family Meals Month has become an important platform for grocers and suppliers alike.

Putting food safety first for grocers, food suppliers
Putting food safety first for grocers, food suppliers

How can companies foster a culture of food safety among their employees?

Top-clicked headlines in marketing and advertising: Social media, consumer privacy and novel promotions
Top-clicked headlines in marketing and advertising: Social media, consumer privacy and novel promotions

Read SmartBrief's marketing & advertising editor's take on the latest trends in the news.

What are the top trends in snacks and sweets?
What are the top trends in snacks and sweets?

Consumers are looking for everything from purpose-driven companies to diet-friendly bites when it comes to the sweets and snacks segment.

Top 10: CPG revamps, Walmart’s supply chain merger, Cheez-Its and wine
Top 10: CPG revamps, Walmart’s supply chain merger, Cheez-Its and wine

SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers were drawn in this week by tales of new Pampers diapers and a Cheez-It wine pairing.

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