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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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Is the future of produce all in the genes?
Is the future of produce all in the genes?

Gene-editing tool Crispr could be responsible for more of what's in consumers' crisper drawers.

Top 10: Amazon’s grocery plans, Taco Bell’s digital store model, Honest Co.’s IPO
Top 10: Amazon’s grocery plans, Taco Bell’s digital store model, Honest Co.’s IPO

Read this week's 10 most popular food-and-beverage stories on SmartBrief

Farmers' markets played a bigger role in feeding America in the pandemic
Farmers' markets played a bigger role in feeding America in the pandemic

Farmers' markets around the US became essential sources of fresh, local food during the pandemic.

What’s on tap for beer sales in 2021?
What’s on tap for beer sales in 2021?

Retail sales of beer grew in stores and online during the pandemic, with some trends expected to continue in 2021.

Top 10: New goldfish crackers and a Fresh Market IPO
Top 10: New goldfish crackers and a Fresh Market IPO

Pepperidge Farm and Ferrero have created new snacks, The Fresh Market plans to go public and $1.9T COVID-19 relief plan helps restaurants.

Top 10: Restaurant help on the way, new line to launch at Target, Ferrero celebrates Easter
Top 10: Restaurant help on the way, new line to launch at Target, Ferrero celebrates Easter

Read the stories that resonated with most of SmartBrief's food-and-beverage readers this week.

Is the plant-based seafood industry swimming upstream?
Is the plant-based seafood industry swimming upstream?

New plant-based seafood products and brands are gaining momentum with a focus on sustainability.

How the pandemic fed the growth of food subscription services
How the pandemic fed the growth of food subscription services

The pandemic-era surge in online shopping has also fueled growth of subscription services offering safe regular deliveries.

Top 10: Restaurant Rescue Plan, Bezos’ grocery plans, Quaker rebrands Aunt Jemima
Top 10: Restaurant Rescue Plan, Bezos’ grocery plans, Quaker rebrands Aunt Jemima

The news that the Senate approved a budget amendment that would create a $25 billion restaurant rescue grant program won readers this week.

Is the world ready for meat made from animal cells?
Is the world ready for meat made from animal cells?

Companies making meat from animal cells could be closer to bringing products to market, if regulators around the world approve.

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