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.
The ready-to-drink hard seltzer and cocktail market appeals to consumers’ desire for convenience and portability.
SmartBrief food-and-beverage readers were also drawn in by Walmart’s full self-checkout structure in Texas.
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.
Candy was also a category that many SmartBrief food and beverage readers were interested in this week.
News of Walmart’s new private-label beef brand also drew in SmartBrief food-and-beverage readers this week.
In a time when food and beverage consumers valued essential products, healthy eating, convenience and home-cooked meals, the indoor gardening market was poised for significant growth.
SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers were also drawn in by stories about Hershey’s new Reese’s candy bar and s’mores set.
From plant-based to animal-free dairy, substitutes to traditional milk, ice cream and other dairy products have soared in popularity and are expected to continue to grow in the future.
This week, the news of Texas Roadhouse founder and CEO Kent Taylor’s death also resonated with SmartBrief food and beverage readers.
As more people enjoy eating breakfast at home during the pandemic, CPG companies have created new products to meet the varying needs of consumers.