Audrey Altmann is a food and beverage editor at SmartBrief where she writes and edits content about the consumer packaged goods, beverage, agriculture, foodservice and school nutrition industries.
SmartBrief readers were interested in what foodservice will look like after coronavirus as well as Kroger’s robot-powered fulfillment center and a brand-new shape for chocolate chips.
Customers have been drawn to the convenience, reliability, variety and quality provided by meal kit services during stay-at-home order across the US.
Food and beverage readers were drawn to groceries’ cashierless options, new CPG products and the $2.65B acquisition of Postmates.
This week, SmartBrief food and beverage readers were also drawn to news that lawmakers proposed $120 billion in pandemic relief for independent restaurants.
How are CPG manufacturers, bakeries and other foodservice industry professionals keeping up with consumers’ interest in baking at home?
How are consumers enjoying mocktails and other alcohol-free beverages while many bars and restaurants are closed?
This week, news of some eateries being allowed to open again and of strong financial results for food manufacturers grabbed readers’ attention.
Shoppers are looking for snacks and beverages with ingredients that promote health and wellness, especially during the coronavirus pandemic.
For the fifth week in a row, SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers were drawn to stories about how companies are responding to the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus-related concerns in the food and beverage industry have continued to be top-of-mind for SmartBrief readers this week.