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Lucy Britner

Lucy BritnerBiography

Lucy has been a drinks journalist for 13 years and holds a diploma in wine and spirits.

Lucy has traveled to wineries, breweries and distilleries around the world and she enjoys sampling drinks as well as writing about them.

She was just-drinks' deputy editor from 2015 to 2019, while her work has also appeared in other drinks publications including Imbibe, decanter.com, Drinks International, Publican's Morning Advertiser and Harpers.

Lucy also spent a year on consumer magazine Square Meal, where she covered restaurants in London.

Lucy, meanwhile, was one of the founding editors of World's 50 Best Bars.  

Articles by Lucy Britner

PepsiCo staff given one ‘ask’ of their manager that will simplify their personal or professional lifeCovid-19 – How food majors are adapting to homeworking 14 September 2020

Covid-19 has seen increased home-working, often with flexible hours. We explore the challenges and opportunities for packaged-food companies as new working habits look set to stay.


The Cricket Bakery's range includes protein powder, crackers and banana breadHow can insect foods take flight? 12 August 2020

Grocers have stocked bars made from bugs and there's been some investment in the nascent sector but, up against other alternative proteins, what's the outlook for insect foods?


AI helped in development of Off The Eaten Path line, PepsiCo saysHow are packaged food manufacturers using AI in NPD? 7 July 2020

How can artificial intelligence help packaged-food companies in the development of new products, a notoriously difficult area in which to succeed? Lucy Britner explores. 


With financial crisis looming, can all consumers afford to shop more healthily?How might Covid-19 shape interest in health-and-wellness? 19 May 2020

With a health crisis set to be joined by a financial one, how will interest in diet and functionality, coupled with pressure on income, affect the trend of health and wellness?


Bidcorp said Chinese consumers remain cautious, driving growth of online shoppingCovid-19 - Foodservice giant Bidcorp in China direct-to-consumer push 14 May 2020

Bidcorp's Asia foodservice business, Angliss Asia, has described a new online business-to-consumer platform in China as a key growth area for the company.


Machine dreams – the future of artificial intelligence in food and beverage operations 22 April 2020

Proponents of artificial intelligence say the tech can help feed a growing global population with greater efficiency. Lucy Britner looks at how manufacturers could tap into AI.


Could online grocery pick up in markets like US?The consumer trends to look for beyond Covid-19 7 April 2020

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to rage worldwide, Lucy Britner looks further ahead to suggest how the crisis could change consumer behaviour.


Schoep's went into receivership last yearBrothers International Desserts acquires Schoep’s Ice Cream 2 March 2020

California-based Brothers International Desserts has purchased the Schoep's Ice Cream business in Winconsin.


Avena Foods is spending CAD20m on the plantCanada’s Avena Foods lines up new oat mill 2 March 2020

Canadian gluten-free oats producer Avena Foods has announced plans to build a new processing facility in the country.


Over the influence? The future of social media 9 December 2019

In this latest edition of FUTURES, Lucy Britner explores what the next generation of social media platforms might look like – and what it means for  food and drinks companies.




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