Candy was also a category that many SmartBrief food and beverage readers were interested in this week.
Many US restaurants are encouraging employees and patrons to get the COVID-19 vaccine, and providing incentives for those who do. However, legal complications are keeping most restaurant operators from making vaccination mandatory.
News of expansion from ALDI and Lidl, as well as a new Wendy's ad, made news this week.
We are living through an unprecedented time in which the pandemic has accelerated, altered or accentuated trends in many spheres of food and beverage culture.
Investor interest in plant-based foods continues to grow after high-profile IPOs and growing consumer demand.
News of Walmart’s new private-label beef brand also drew in SmartBrief food-and-beverage readers this week.
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Lawmakers made plans this week to introduce the Stop Child Hunger Act, which would expand the summer Electronic Benefit Transfer program adopted during the pandemic.
Last week, experts gathered at SmartBrief’s Food & Beverage SmartSummit to discusswhat actions the industry take to make meaningful contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.
Tales of grocers, restaurant mask guidance and Hershey grabbed reader attention this week.
Yin Rani, CEO of MilkPEP, discusses some of the sustainability success stories in the US dairy industry and how farmers and processors are working to further reduce their carbon footprint.
In a time when food and beverage consumers valued essential products, healthy eating, convenience and home-cooked meals, the indoor gardening market was poised for significant growth.
Innovative food companies and delivery platforms took lead roles in the pandemic.
School nutrition, new plant-based foods at Target and Chipotle's pay raises made news this week.