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Janet Forgrieve

Janet Forgrieve is a freelance writer and SmartBrief contributor who writes for restaurant and retail briefs. A former business journalist, Janet spent several years covering the restaurant and retail industries for the Rocky Mountain News in Denver. She earned her bachelor’s degree in mass communications from the University of South Florida and spent six years covering business at The Tampa Tribune.

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Top 10: Mondelez’ in-store bakeries, BBQ Holdings’ $13.5M deal and P.F. Chang’s To Go
Top 10: Mondelez’ in-store bakeries, BBQ Holdings’ $13.5M deal and P.F. Chang’s To Go

Mondelez' plans to grow its Give & Go in-store bakery business includes adding brands like Oreo to the lineup.

Top 10: Sweets & Snacks, post-pandemic trends and food prices
Top 10: Sweets & Snacks, post-pandemic trends and food prices

New sweet treats from CPG and candy brands caught readers' attention this week.

Investors see the potential in plant-based alternatives
Investors see the potential in plant-based alternatives

Investor interest in plant-based foods continues to grow after high-profile IPOs and growing consumer demand.

Will the future food supply chain reflect pandemic-era changes?
Will the future food supply chain reflect pandemic-era changes?

Innovative food companies and delivery platforms took lead roles in the pandemic.

Top 10: School meals, vegan food at Target and Chipotle’s wage increases
Top 10: School meals, vegan food at Target and Chipotle’s wage increases

School nutrition, new plant-based foods at Target and Chipotle's pay raises made news this week.

Is the future of produce all in the genes?
Is the future of produce all in the genes?

Gene-editing tool Crispr could be responsible for more of what's in consumers' crisper drawers.

Top 10: Amazon’s grocery plans, Taco Bell’s digital store model, Honest Co.’s IPO
Top 10: Amazon’s grocery plans, Taco Bell’s digital store model, Honest Co.’s IPO

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

Farmers' markets played a bigger role in feeding America in the pandemic
Farmers' markets played a bigger role in feeding America in the pandemic

Farmers' markets around the US became essential sources of fresh, local food during the pandemic.

What’s on tap for beer sales in 2021?
What’s on tap for beer sales in 2021?

Retail sales of beer grew in stores and online during the pandemic, with some trends expected to continue in 2021.

Top 10: New goldfish crackers and a Fresh Market IPO
Top 10: New goldfish crackers and a Fresh Market IPO

Pepperidge Farm and Ferrero have created new snacks, The Fresh Market plans to go public and $1.9T COVID-19 relief plan helps restaurants.

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