SmartBrief Originals
News, trends and best business practices for the food and travel industries.

News of PepsiCo’s restructuring and Nestle’s new Starbucks-branded products caught readers’ attention this week.


While the majority of condiment, sauce and dressing usage skews towards home (consumers are twice as likely to utilize them at home versus away from home), it’s when dining out that consumers are generally exposed to and experiment with new flavors.

PepsiCo's accelerator is focused on sustainable consumer packaged foods.

PepsiCo, Nestle and Chipotle are among the latest big food companies to partner with promising startups in accelerators.

Top 10: Kellogg’s glitter-dusted cereal, Amazon’s packaging surcharge and Tasty-inspired ice cream [image: Four pints of Tasty/Nestle ice cream)

Kellogg's launch of Caticorn Cereal made with edible glitter was the most-clicked story among SmartBrief food and beverage readers this week.

CVS Health

Drugstores, supermarkets and mass market operators are working with renewed effort to attach themselves to the wellness halo by introducing more health-related services into their marketing mix.

Investing in shelf management can help grocery retailers increase sales [image: a shopping cart in a grocery aisle]
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Shifting shopper habits and the evolution of omnichannel are changing the grocery retail landscape, and investing in shelf management can help retailers maximize sales.

Grocery loyalty programs are changing as quickly as the industry. Learn more about what makes a good program and what can grocers do to ensure their customers keep coming back.

Bayonne Ham
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Produced only in a certain region in the southwest of France, Bayonne ham is a meltingly tender cured meat that can elevate charcuterie plates and other dishes.

Restaurants rethink third-party delivery partnerships [Image: Man ordering tacos on a tablet]

The rising cost of third-party services is spurring more restaurants to rethink the way they deliver food and invest in strategies that make sure their brand doesn’t fade into the background.

US chefs discover the flavor and history of Bayonne ham
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Bayonne ham's centuries-old production process gives the French cured meat its unique flavor. Learn how it's made and how it's making its mark on US menus.

Do demos really help food brands boost sales and build buzz?

If executed properly, in-store demos can help food brands reach a wider audience.

Sweetheart candy

This week’s top 10 was evenly spread across industries, spanning CPG, food retail and foodservice, with candy news taking the cake, which is timely as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches.

The winners of this year’s leadership awards at the FMI Midwinter Executive Conference sat down to discuss what makes them great leaders.

Grocery retail is changing, and several industry executives shared their advice for adapting to the shifts during this year’s FMI Midwinter Executive Conference.