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SmartBrief Innovation Awards: Celebrating solutions transforming the travel industry.

Stoke student excitement for school meals with fun, familiar additions to the menu
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Menus that feature foods and flavors that are familiar while still offering enough variety to keep students interested are sure to boost excitement around school meals.

Why consumers are still reaching for canned alcoholic drinks

The ready-to-drink hard seltzer and cocktail market appeals to consumers’ desire for convenience and portability.

Agritourism helps revive travel, hospitality sectors 

Global agritourism is on the rise, in part thanks to the pandemic, which has people seeking out more secluded destinations

Top 10: Panera offers catering for remote workers, Fresh Market files IPO, CDC inspects E. coli outbreak

SmartBrief food-and-beverage readers were also drawn in by Walmart’s full self-checkout structure in Texas.

Keeping up with consumer preferences means understanding changing ideas on health

Health innovation is now about touting beneficial nutrients, functional attributes and production methods.

Top 10: Nestle’s $1B e-commerce plan, new Oreo flavors, Walmart’s ESG progress report

Walmart recently debuted a new webpage to highlight its progress on environmental, social and governance goals.

COVID-19’s disparate toll on household routines and Americans’ paths to well-being

Despite heightened public attention to the pandemic’s negative effects on consumers’ health, a substantial portion of Americans actually feel their health and wellness improved during the pandemic.

SmartBrief, MFHA unveil Foodservice and Hospitality Diversity and Cultural Intelligence Report

martBrief and MFHA have collaborated on an in-depth survey to create a report on the state of diversity in foodservice and hospitality.

Top 10: Unilever’s workplace culture, Subway’s menu makeover

News from Unilever, Subway and J. Alexander's stood out to SmartBrief's food and beverage readers this week.

Consumers’ appetite for pizza grows, but split between desire for healthy vs. indulgent

There were few bright spots for the restaurant industry in 2020, but pizza was one of them.

Top 10: Mondelez’ in-store bakeries, BBQ Holdings’ $13.5M deal and P.F. Chang’s To Go

Mondelez' plans to grow its Give & Go in-store bakery business includes adding brands like Oreo to the lineup.

3 trends keeping shoppers in the frozen food aisle

RangeMe’s Brandon Leong looks at how the coronavirus pandemic spurred consumer interest in frozen foods -- and that demand is not slowing down. He details three top trends.

TikTok brings unexpected success for food, beverage industry

The social media platform has produced a new way for online creators to share food and beverage trends -- and brands -- that can become popular almost instantaneously.