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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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What’s next for third-party delivery services?
What’s next for third-party delivery services?

Food delivery services play a vital role during the pandemic but delivery fees are still an issue for restaurant operators.

Top 10: Revamped school lunch, McDonald’s menus and Costco samples
Top 10: Revamped school lunch, McDonald’s menus and Costco samples

McDonald's operators hope to keep the pared-down menu after the pandemic.

Top 10: Klondike Donuts, PepsiCo goes DTC, restaurants start to reopen
Top 10: Klondike Donuts, PepsiCo goes DTC, restaurants start to reopen

Readers opted for a mix of pandemic stories and new product news this week

Top 10: Kroger, Starbucks and the post-pandemic future of food
Top 10: Kroger, Starbucks and the post-pandemic future of food

Grocery shopping during and after the pandemic proved a popular topic with readers.

How will the coronavirus outbreak affect the plant-based food industry?
How will the coronavirus outbreak affect the plant-based food industry?

The popularity of plant-based foods was on the rise before the pandemic, and many in the industry see potential for further growth.

Top 10: Effects of the coronavirus outbreak on restaurants, grocery
Top 10: Effects of the coronavirus outbreak on restaurants, grocery

Coronavirus-related food world stories grabbed readers' attention this week.

Top 10: Retailers cope with coronavirus and a change at the top at Chipotle
Top 10: Retailers cope with coronavirus and a change at the top at Chipotle

Coronavirus-related stories dominated the most-read list this week, including a forecast for a surge in frozen food sales.

How grocery retailers are coping with the coronavirus outbreak
How grocery retailers are coping with the coronavirus outbreak

US grocers and mass retailers struggled to keep shelves stocked and customers assured as the number of coronavirus cases continued to rise.

How plant-based meat makers put down roots for their brands
How plant-based meat makers put down roots for their brands

Plant-based meat makers must decide whether it makes sense to launch first in foodservice or retail channels.

Top 10: An Amazon grocery, a moldy Whopper and the Supreme Oreo
Top 10: An Amazon grocery, a moldy Whopper and the Supreme Oreo

A sneak peek at Amazon's new grocery concept that will open in Los Angeles this year topped this week's most-read list.

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