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Fancy Food 24/7: How the pandemic has flavored food trends
Fancy Food 24/7: How the pandemic has flavored food trends

Home cooking skills and preferences developed during the pandemic are on track to drive specialty food trends over the next year.

SmartSummit: Schools grapple with supply chain issues and other challenges as new year begins
SmartSummit: Schools grapple with supply chain issues and other challenges as new year begins

Two school nutrition experts spoke about the lessons learned during the 2020-21 school year and the challenges that lie ahead during SmartBrief’s Aug. 24 SmartSummit, “What’s on the menu for the 2021-22 school year?"

SmartSummit: Fighting racism through the food and hospitality industries
SmartSummit: Fighting racism through the food and hospitality industries

Last week, experts gathered at SmartBrief’s Food & Beverage SmartSummit to discusswhat actions the industry take to make meaningful contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

SmartSummit: The plant-based movement is here to stay
SmartSummit: The plant-based movement is here to stay

Industry experts from White Castle, The Kroger Co. and Datassental discuss the plant-based trend and whether it’s here to stay.

Grocery tech trends: The unstoppable rise of AI, voice, automation
Grocery tech trends: The unstoppable rise of AI, voice, automation

If recent news from some of the country’s largest food retailers is any indication, the future is now when it comes to adopting fast-paced, game-changing technologies in the supermarket.

SmartSummit: Foodservice industry experts on what it takes to succeed in these times
SmartSummit: Foodservice industry experts on what it takes to succeed in these times

From increased drive-thrus and ghost kitchens to keeping an eye on new technologies and employee retention, the panel offered insights that centered on the need to be flexible in operations, and to meet not only consumers’ expectations, but also restauran

MFHA Town Hall: How the industry can address racism, drive change
MFHA Town Hall: How the industry can address racism, drive change

Executives from Union Square Hospitality group, White Castle Restaurants and Michelle Foods signed on to discuss COVID-19, police violence and how leaders need to address the issue of structural racism as businesses reopen.

Trendy new plant-based food and beverages were on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show.
Trendy new plant-based food and beverages were on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show.

Trendy new plant-based food and beverages were on display at the Summer Fancy Food Show.

Report: Foodservice industry continues to make progress toward a more sustainable, plant-forward future
Report: Foodservice industry continues to make progress toward a more sustainable, plant-forward future

Chefs, food companies and foodservice operators are continuing to nudge consumer food choices in a more healthful, sustainable direction, according to the 7th Menus of Change Annual Report.

Attendees lined up to taste vegan cheese at the Miyoko's booth at the Plant Based World Conference and Expo.
Attendees lined up to taste vegan cheese at the Miyoko's booth at the Plant Based World Conference and Expo.

Plant-based companies of all sizes shared samples and words of wisdom at the first Plant Based World Conference and Expo.

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