Food & Beverage

Lead Editor: Amy Sung

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SmartBrief brings you the top news stories from the food and beverage industry, with newsletters focusing on restaurants, consumer packaged goods, food marketing, food and beverage packaging, confectionery, nutrition, the dairy industry and the world of culinary arts.  

Matcha brands debut RTD teas to attract mainstream consumers



To take matcha into the mainstream, brands such as Jade Monk, Vivid Drinks and Teapigs are offering teas in bottled, ready-to-drink formats. "Getting the consumer to buy a tin of matcha, a whisk, and … Read More

N.C. lawmakers advance bill to fund "food desert" produce program


  • The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.)

The North Carolina House has approved a bill to create the Healthy Food Small Retailer Fund, which would provide $1 million to help convenience stores in "food deserts" offer fresh fruits and vegetabl… Read More

Salads shift from starter to main course


  • The Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model)

Chefs are transforming salads from a starter dish to a nutrient-dense entree by using a base of filling grains or legumes, topped with roasted vegetables and a healthy serving of toasted nuts. These t… Read More