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Amy Sung

Amy Sung is the director of content for food and travel at SmartBrief, where she manages both editorial content and content marketing spanning the foodservice, food retail and consumer packaged goods industries, as well as the travel and hospitality industries. In this role, she has worked with companies ranging from Trolli and Kellogg to Amazon Business Services, Deloitte and the Wall Street Journal, as well as associations such as the Food Marketing Institute and the Produce Marketing Association. Prior to joining SmartBrief in 2013, Amy was a writer, reporter and editor at various publications including Supermarket News, FSR and QSR Magazines, Bon Appetit, Serious Eats, Eater, The Seattle Times, Every Day with Rachael Ray and more. In the travel and hospitality space, she has worked with the Travel Channel, Lonely Planet, Forbes Travel Guide, TravelAge West, SpaFinder and more.

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Top 10: Schools’ supply chain woes, Hy-Vee’s new COO, restaurant menu prices inflate
Top 10: Schools’ supply chain woes, Hy-Vee’s new COO, restaurant menu prices inflate

This week’s top 10 touched school nutrition, foodservice, food retail and CPG news with school nutrition news being widely read and taking three spots on the list.

Top 10: Onion outbreak, supply chain issues continue, Wegmans voted a great place to work
Top 10: Onion outbreak, supply chain issues continue, Wegmans voted a great place to work

Food retail stories, along with food safety and supply chain news, made appearances in this week’s top 10, with supply chain taking almost a third of the spots on the list.

Top 10: Supply chain issues, Portillo’s IPO, Coca Cola’s vaccine incentive
Top 10: Supply chain issues, Portillo’s IPO, Coca Cola’s vaccine incentive

This week’s most-read news was wide ranging, from stories about supply chain issues and vaccine mandates to rankings for food retailers and culinary tips.

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

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.

Top 10: Free school meals, sustainability goals, Reese’s-themed makeup
Top 10: Free school meals, sustainability goals, Reese’s-themed makeup

Read this week's 10 most popular food-and-beverage stories on SmartBrief.

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.

Top 10: $25B relief package for restaurants, cereal-flavored ice cream, less shaving = more beard oil
Top 10: $25B relief package for restaurants, cereal-flavored ice cream, less shaving = more beard oil

Legislative news involving the foodservice industry and stories about how a change in shaving tendencies is affecting CPG product lines made this week's top 10.

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

Top 10: Whole Foods' trend predictions, PPP and food retailer rankings
Top 10: Whole Foods' trend predictions, PPP and food retailer rankings

From drive-thrus and curbside pickup to food trends and Paycheck Protection Program loans, this week’s top news touched on multiple facets of the industry, a sign of how much is truly going on in these times.

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