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Emily Crowe

Emily Crowe edits food and beverage and marketing briefs at SmartBrief and writes about both industries for SmartBrief.com. She previously wrote for the Specialty Food Association, Technomic and the Clovis News Journal and holds a bachelor's degree from Ohio University's E.W. Scripps School of Journalism.

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Top 10: Snack trends, Burger King’s drive-thru, a Skittles bed
Top 10: Snack trends, Burger King’s drive-thru, a Skittles bed

SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers were drawn to a bevy of different stories this week, especially news focused on snacks and sweets.

Top 10: Meijer’s recycled pavement, record menu price increases
Top 10: Meijer’s recycled pavement, record menu price increases

Top news included Meijer's recycled pavement, rising restaurant menu prices and J&J's Consumer Health business spinoff.

Functional beverages show no signs of slowing down
Functional beverages show no signs of slowing down

From kombucha and CBD drinks to kefir and enhanced waters, functional beverages are in the spotlight.

Top 10: McDonald’s, Target, Peet’s Coffee made news
Top 10: McDonald’s, Target, Peet’s Coffee made news

McDonald's Friendsgaming event, salmonella infections and a culinary experience from The Fresh Market made news this week.

Why more Americans are becoming sober curious
Why more Americans are becoming sober curious

Many Americans are laying off the alcohol and favoring more functional beverages.

Top 10: Kraft Heinz redefines work, Schnucks rolls out robots, Italian meatballs sans pasta
Top 10: Kraft Heinz redefines work, Schnucks rolls out robots, Italian meatballs sans pasta

News from Schnuck Markets, Tyson Foods and the National Restaurant Association made waves this week.

The food retail workforce: Where the industry stands
The food retail workforce: Where the industry stands

Food retailers are taking on new efforts to combat workforce issues.

Top 10: PPP loans, COVID-19 vaccines, Wegmans takes Manhattan
Top 10: PPP loans, COVID-19 vaccines, Wegmans takes Manhattan

The coronavirus pandemic again figured prominently into this week’s Top 10 most-clicked stories among SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers.

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

Trends report: The latest in sweets and snacks
Trends report: The latest in sweets and snacks

From combination flavors to better-for-you treats, the sweets and snacks category is seeing a bevy of new trends.

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