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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Top 10: Blue Buffalo, Superior Cake and Impossible Burgers
Top 10: Blue Buffalo, Superior Cake and Impossible Burgers

Blue Buffalo's integration into General Mills was this week's most-clicked food-and-beverage story.

Top 10: “Baby Shark” cereal, Halloween M&Ms, mustard ice cream
Top 10: “Baby Shark” cereal, Halloween M&Ms, mustard ice cream

Limited-edition food tales proved popular among SmartBrief's food-and-beverage readers this week.

Oat milk’s popularity expands to the ice cream case
Oat milk’s popularity expands to the ice cream case

Sales of plant-based ice cream are on the rise, fueled by new products including oat-based options.

Top 10: Kraft’s new mac-and-cheese, Gatorade’s Bolt24, Walmart’s pickup store
Top 10: Kraft’s new mac-and-cheese, Gatorade’s Bolt24, Walmart’s pickup store

Several CPG stories rated with readers this week, starting with plans by Kraft Heinz for new vegetable-infused Macaroni & Cheese.

Trendy new plant-based food and beverages were on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show.
Trendy new plant-based food and beverages were on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show.

Trendy new plant-based food and beverages were on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show.

Gen X and millennials have unseated baby boomers to become the biggest force behind specialty food trends.
Gen X and millennials have unseated baby boomers to become the biggest force behind specialty food trends.

Gen X and millennials have unseated baby boomers to become the biggest force behind specialty food trends, and plant-based is the fastest growth category.

Attendees lined up to taste vegan cheese at the Miyoko's booth at the Plant Based World Conference and Expo.
Attendees lined up to taste vegan cheese at the Miyoko's booth at the Plant Based World Conference and Expo.

Plant-based companies of all sizes shared samples and words of wisdom at the first Plant Based World Conference and Expo.

Burger King's plant-based Impossible Whopper drew traffic in test market.
Burger King's plant-based Impossible Whopper drew traffic in test market.

Burger King is focused on breakfast, plant-based Impossible Whopper to grow sales

KIND's debut of new frozen snack bars topped this week's most-read list.
KIND's debut of new frozen snack bars topped this week's most-read list.

KIND's debut of new frozen snack bars topped this week's most-read list.