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Janet Forgrieve

Janet Forgrieve is a freelance writer and SmartBrief contributor who writes for restaurant and retail briefs. A former business journalist, Janet spent several years covering the restaurant and retail industries for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida and spent six years covering business at The Tampa Tribune.

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Private label plays a growing role in plant-based grocery trends
Private label plays a growing role in plant-based grocery trends

Kroger-owned King Soopers was recognized in a recent report for its range of private-label plant-based products.

Report: Last year played a pivotal role in growing plant-based food sales
Report: Last year played a pivotal role in growing plant-based food sales

The success of plant-based meat companies Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods spurred other companies to launch their own plant-based burgers in 2019.

How plant-based food makers have adjusted to the pandemic
How plant-based food makers have adjusted to the pandemic

Companies are talking about the steps they've taken to keep plant-based food production safe for employees.

What’s next for third-party delivery services?
What’s next for third-party delivery services?

Food delivery services play a vital role during the pandemic but delivery fees are still an issue for restaurant operators.

Top 10: Revamped school lunch, McDonald’s menus and Costco samples
Top 10: Revamped school lunch, McDonald’s menus and Costco samples

McDonald's operators hope to keep the pared-down menu after the pandemic.

Top 10: Klondike Donuts, PepsiCo goes DTC, restaurants start to reopen
Top 10: Klondike Donuts, PepsiCo goes DTC, restaurants start to reopen

Readers opted for a mix of pandemic stories and new product news this week

Top 10: Kroger, Starbucks and the post-pandemic future of food
Top 10: Kroger, Starbucks and the post-pandemic future of food

Grocery shopping during and after the pandemic proved a popular topic with readers.

How will the coronavirus outbreak affect the plant-based food industry?
How will the coronavirus outbreak affect the plant-based food industry?

The popularity of plant-based foods was on the rise before the pandemic, and many in the industry see potential for further growth.

Top 10: Effects of the coronavirus outbreak on restaurants, grocery
Top 10: Effects of the coronavirus outbreak on restaurants, grocery

Coronavirus-related food world stories grabbed readers' attention this week.

Top 10: Retailers cope with coronavirus and a change at the top at Chipotle
Top 10: Retailers cope with coronavirus and a change at the top at Chipotle

Coronavirus-related stories dominated the most-read list this week, including a forecast for a surge in frozen food sales.