Torrey Kim

Torrey Kim edits briefs on the topics of food, beverages and consumer packaged goods at SmartBrief and covers industry news for SmartBlog on Food and Beverage. She holds a master's degree from Wesleyan University and a bachelor's from American University, and you can follow her on Twitter @SB_Food.

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What the US CPG industry can learn from China
What the US CPG industry can learn from China

Chinese consumers are swiftly embracing digital tools and connecting directly with CPG companies. Find out the lessons that US manufacturers can glean from their experiences.

Hershey acquires Pirate Brands
Hershey acquires Pirate Brands

News of Hershey's acquisition of Pirate Brands struck a chord with readers this week, as did stories from Kroger and Chick-fil-A.

3 ways brands connect the customer experience across in-store and digital channels
3 ways brands connect the customer experience across in-store and digital channels

CPG firms that create a seamless omnichannel experience will see dividends across the shopping spectrum.

4 tips from CPG executives on the future of brands
4 tips from CPG executives on the future of brands

Executives from General Mills, Coca-Cola and other CPG firms share how brands can stay relevant in today's culture.

How consumer interest in healthy food is prompting an evolution in grocery retail
How consumer interest in healthy food is prompting an evolution in grocery retail

Shoppers are growing increasingly interested in better-for-you foods, and that's making an impact on how grocers design stores, adopt technology and select the items they sell.

Shifting toward transparency in food, beverage and personal care products
Shifting toward transparency in food, beverage and personal care products

Consumers are increasingly seeking more clean-label products, even though no strict definition exists to describe exactly what that means. Here’s how brands can meet shoppers where they are.

Schlotzsky's
Schlotzsky's

News of Schlotzsky's plan to add the words "Austin Eatery" to its name struck a chord with readers this week, as did stories from Quest Nutrition and Kroger.

Top 10: Fresh Market’s turnaround plan, new snack rollouts and Chick-fil-A’s promo
Top 10: Fresh Market’s turnaround plan, new snack rollouts and Chick-fil-A’s promo

News of Fresh Market's plan to shutter 15 stores as part of its turnaround plan struck a chord with readers this week, as did stories from PepsiCo and Chick-fil-A.

Trending the rise of low- and no-alcohol beverages
Trending the rise of low- and no-alcohol beverages

Find out what's behind the popularity of low-alcohol and alcohol-free beer, wine, spirits and cocktails.

Amazon expands Whole Foods discounts
Amazon expands Whole Foods discounts

News of Amazon’s plan to extend discounts at Whole Foods for Prime members struck a chord with readers this week, as did stories from PepsiCo and Chipotle.