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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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Tablets and call buttons are being integrated into restaurant service to help both customers and wait staff get more out of the dining experience. How is this technology benefiting restaurants?

A Walmart executive’s advice for brands and PepsiCo’s deal to buy SodaStream caught SmartBrief readers’ attention this week.

Female consumers differ slightly from their male counterparts when it comes to seeking out and buying food products. Here’s what companies should take into consideration when deciding how best to market their goods to women.

Meal kits are changing with the times and evolving with shifting consumer preferences.

News of General Mills’ plans to boost its growth by divesting part of its portfolio and Frito-Lay’s latest chip flavors resonated with readers this week.

Calls for increased equality and inclusivity in the advertising industry have picked up momentum in recent years.

General Mills’ new YQ yogurt brand, store closures and the naming of the world’s best restaurant caught SmartBrief readers’ attention this week.

Wine consumers are evolving at the same pace as today's retail consumers. How are wineries and retailers adapting?

How sustainability trends are changing the way restaurants do business
How sustainability trends are changing the way restaurants do business

Restaurants large and small are updating their operations to incorporate sustainability practices.

This week, readers were drawn in by news that Hershey is eliminating certain products from its portfolio, plus other CPG and grocery news.