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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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Top 10: Crispitos shortage, grocery demand and the greening of Burger King
Top 10: Crispitos shortage, grocery demand and the greening of Burger King

Restaurant Brands International aims to reach net-zero emissions in less than 30 years.

How the pandemic is reshaping restaurant real estate
How the pandemic is reshaping restaurant real estate

The pandemic has created struggles, opportunities in the restaurant world.

Restaurants embrace plant-based meat alternatives tailored to their brands
Restaurants embrace plant-based meat alternatives tailored to their brands

Shipments of plant-based meat alternatives to US restaurants soared in April, according to NPD Group data.

Top 10: Mondelez’ in-store bakeries, BBQ Holdings’ $13.5M deal and P.F. Chang’s To Go
Top 10: Mondelez’ in-store bakeries, BBQ Holdings’ $13.5M deal and P.F. Chang’s To Go

Mondelez' plans to grow its Give & Go in-store bakery business includes adding brands like Oreo to the lineup.

Top 10: Sweets & Snacks, post-pandemic trends and food prices
Top 10: Sweets & Snacks, post-pandemic trends and food prices

New sweet treats from CPG and candy brands caught readers' attention this week.

Investors see the potential in plant-based alternatives
Investors see the potential in plant-based alternatives

Investor interest in plant-based foods continues to grow after high-profile IPOs and growing consumer demand.

Will the future food supply chain reflect pandemic-era changes?
Will the future food supply chain reflect pandemic-era changes?

Innovative food companies and delivery platforms took lead roles in the pandemic.

Top 10: School meals, vegan food at Target and Chipotle’s wage increases
Top 10: School meals, vegan food at Target and Chipotle’s wage increases

School nutrition, new plant-based foods at Target and Chipotle's pay raises made news this week.

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