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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Good Catch, Sophie's Kitchen and a growing group of other plant-based companies are developing vegan seafood alternatives.
Good Catch, Sophie's Kitchen and a growing group of other plant-based companies are developing vegan seafood alternatives.

Good Catch, Sophie's Kitchen and a growing group of other plant-based companies are developing vegan seafood alternatives.

Small food businesses find community in shared kitchen spaces.
Small food businesses find community in shared kitchen spaces.

Food entrepreneurs hatch and grow new concepts in food incubators.

Creative dessert ideas for frozen whipped cream drew in SmartBrief readers.
Creative dessert ideas for frozen whipped cream drew in SmartBrief readers.

Frozen whipped cream desserts, Triscuit's new snacks, Starbucks rewards and Dollar General's plan to self-distribute won readers this week.

PepsiCo's accelerator is focused on sustainable consumer packaged foods.
PepsiCo's accelerator is focused on sustainable consumer packaged foods.

PepsiCo, Nestle and Chipotle are among the latest big food companies to partner with promising startups in accelerators.

Meal and meal-kit delivery companies introduce omnivores to plant-based eating.
Meal and meal-kit delivery companies introduce omnivores to plant-based eating.

Meal and meal-kit delivery companies introduce omnivores to plant-based eating.

JUST Inc. plans to launch cell-based chicken nuggets this spring
JUST Inc. plans to launch cell-based chicken nuggets this spring

Cell-based or cultured meat startups continue product development and push for a regulatory framework.