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Emily Crowe

Emily Crowe edits food and beverage and marketing briefs at SmartBrief and writes about both industries for 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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Confectionery, restaurant and grocery retail news hit a high note with SmartBrief’s food and beverage readers this week.

Which trends are paving the way for hotel foodservice success in the new year?

Private-label products have experienced unparalleled growth in recent years thanks to changing consumer preferences.

Ferrara Candy’s headquarters move and CPG company acquisitions ranked high on this week’s list of most-clicked stories.

News of CPG launches and acquisitions caught food and beverage readers' attention this week.

From healthy alternatives to globally inspired fare, today's consumer trends are spurring a bevy of new CPG products.

CPG news and restaurant acquisitions ranked high with readers in this week’s top 10.

How is blockchain technology changing the food supply chain and creating greater transparency and food safety?

Driven by changing consumer demands, food retailers large and small are finding success with a renewed focus on fresh grocery items.

From new Oreos to Target’s line of Halloween candy, news about sweet treats resonated most with readers this week.