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Tricia Contreras

Tricia Contreras edits food and beverage newsletters and writes about news and trends in foodservice, grocery and the culinary world for SmartBrief.com

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Top 10: Restaurants start reopening, Mars develops chocolate that can take the heat
Top 10: Restaurants start reopening, Mars develops chocolate that can take the heat

Restaurants' reopening plans, a change to the terms of the Paycheck Protection Program and the James Beard Award finalists were among this week's top stories.

Restaurants get creative with off-premises dining to create a sense of place
Restaurants get creative with off-premises dining to create a sense of place

With dining rooms temporarily shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, many restaurants are putting more thought into the food they offer for off-premises dining.

How restaurants are reacting to the coronavirus outbreak
How restaurants are reacting to the coronavirus outbreak

As the coronavirus epidemic continues to spread, restaurants are taking extra precautions to protect their staff and customers.

Sous vide finds mainstream success in foodservice, consumer kitchens
Sous vide finds mainstream success in foodservice, consumer kitchens

Rising demand for convenient meals is feeding the popularity of sous vide among restaurant operators and home cooks.

Reset the Table initiative aims to advance gender equality in the foodservice industry
Reset the Table initiative aims to advance gender equality in the foodservice industry

The Food Group created the initiative to level the playing field for women in foodservice.

Top 10: M&M’s new look, Lucky’s Market store closures and top cookbooks for 2020
Top 10: M&M’s new look, Lucky’s Market store closures and top cookbooks for 2020

Product launches and revamps from M&M, Jelly Belly and Pepperidge Farm were among this week's top stories.

What’s Hot for 2020: Plant-based, many ways
What’s Hot for 2020: Plant-based, many ways

Plant-based proteins came out on top of the culinary trends ranked by chefs in a new report from The National Restaurant Association, but the survey also sheds some light on other trends we can expect to see in plant-forward dishes this year.

Top 10: Reflecting on 2019 and looking ahead to 2020
Top 10: Reflecting on 2019 and looking ahead to 2020

Many of the most popular stories among SmartBrief food and beverage readers this week had to do with either looking back at trends from the past year (or decade) or plans and trends that are gaining steam as we head into the new year.

Top 10: P&G’s dish soap innovation, exec updates at Hershey and a Brazilian chicken chain’s US growth plan
Top 10: P&G’s dish soap innovation, exec updates at Hershey and a Brazilian chicken chain’s US growth plan

New products and plans for the coming year came out on top in this week’s roundup of most-clicked stories.

Expanded plant-based options, elevated kids’ fare and alcohol-free beverages are on the menu for 2020
Expanded plant-based options, elevated kids’ fare and alcohol-free beverages are on the menu for 2020

Several trends that emerged or gained a foothold in the food industry in 2019 will continue to grow in the coming year.