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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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Food and beverage 2017 policy roundup
Food and beverage 2017 policy roundup

From soda taxes to overtime rules, check out the latest issues affecting your business.

How to share your animal welfare information with consumers
How to share your animal welfare information with consumers

Food and beverage brands can use this advice to provide consumers with the information they want regarding humane treatment of animals.

Social missions help food, beverage brands boost loyalty
Social missions help food, beverage brands boost loyalty

Food and beverage brands can appeal to more customers by establishing social missions for their brands.

The craft wine movement
The craft wine movement

The craft beverage industry has given us beer, spirits and soda -- so has the time arrived for craft wine to take hold?

Dunkin' Donuts institutes DD Green Achievement
Dunkin' Donuts institutes DD Green Achievement

Dunkin’ Donuts instituted its DD Green Achievement two years ago to ensure that franchise operators had the chance to meet their sustainability goals while also maintaining efficient restaurants.

Amazon makes grocery plans
Amazon makes grocery plans

Amazon’s potential plan to open a series of Amazon Fresh grocery stores was this week’s most-clicked story, and readers were also drawn to news that Wegmans and Publix were ranked among Fortune’s Top 15 Places to Work in Retail.

Focus on ROI when creating your loyalty program
Focus on ROI when creating your loyalty program

The managing director of Accenture’s Global Loyalty and Rewards program explains how to tailor your loyalty program to focus on ROI.

What will Generation Alpha's trends be?
What will Generation Alpha's trends be?

Looking ahead, food and beverage businesses should be aware of what Generation Alpha—the generation after Gen. Z—will be seeking.

As loyalty apps grow more popular, companies rely on data from them to glean customer data, but store and restaurant employees shouldn’t be overlooked when it comes to gauging customer behavior.

Taco Bell debuts modern look
Taco Bell debuts modern look

Taco Bell’s debut of a modern, updated look at four of its Calif. locations was this week’s most-clicked story, and readers were also drawn to news that chef Mario Batali was tapped to prepare the final state dinner hosted by President Obama.

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