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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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Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods dominates this week's top 10
Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods dominates this week's top 10

Amazon finalized its acquisition of Whole Foods this week, and SmartBrief readers were drawn to news about how the deal will impact the industry.

Meatless options make headway in more groceries, restaurants
Meatless options make headway in more groceries, restaurants

As a growing number of consumers lean toward plant-based diets, restaurants and food manufacturers are responding with meatless offerings like The Beyond Burger.

Overcoming the challenges of local sourcing
Overcoming the challenges of local sourcing

Restaurants that use a farm-to-table model can adopt a few simple strategies to offset the challenges inherent to sourcing locally.

New Hershey and Coca-Cola products, Walmart's Pickup Towers and McDonald's fashion foray
New Hershey and Coca-Cola products, Walmart's Pickup Towers and McDonald's fashion foray

News about Hershey's latest snack launch, Walmart's expanded Pickup Towers program and McDonald's apparel collection were all on-trend this week.

How restaurants can launch effective delivery services
How restaurants can launch effective delivery services

Restaurants that want to launch delivery services often aren’t sure where to start and whether to use an in-house program or to outsource it. Consider these tips to make the decision easier.

Yogurt launches, Kroger's readiness for competition and Burger King's triumph
Yogurt launches, Kroger's readiness for competition and Burger King's triumph

News about Nestle's investor pressure, a breakdown of where grocery shopping happens and a pair of yogurt stories were hot with readers this week.

Lidl’s US debut, Amazon’s big purchase and the future of Whole Foods
Lidl’s US debut, Amazon’s big purchase and the future of Whole Foods

Stories about Amazon’s plan to acquire Whole Foods dominated the top 10 this week -- see what else caught readers’ attention.

3 tips help ease the transition from food supplier to restaurateur
3 tips help ease the transition from food supplier to restaurateur

Some suppliers and wholesalers have shifted to selling their products to consumers, either by launching their own food brands or by opening restaurants. These tips will help those who are planning to make the leap.

Kraft Heinz's acquisition outlook, ALDI's prices, Chick-fil-A's new sandwich
Kraft Heinz's acquisition outlook, ALDI's prices, Chick-fil-A's new sandwich

CPG acquisition plans, grocery news and culinary tips ranked high with SmartBrief readers.

When is a craft beverage no longer considered "craft?"
When is a craft beverage no longer considered "craft?"

As craft beverages proliferate, many in the industry are wondering what qualifies a drink as "craft"

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