Wes Schlagenhauf
Writer, The Hustle

We’re alive during a store-brand renaissance, and name brands are feeling the pinch

Private label companies are booming, and name brands are starting to feel the pinch.

Wes Schlagenhauf • September 9, 2019

LeBron James wants to own ‘Taco Tuesday,’ but he’ll have to go through Taco John’s first

LeBron James filed to own the “Taco Tuesdays” Trademark last month. But is this one game he can’t win?

Wes Schlagenhauf • September 5, 2019

Volkswagen discontinued its most famous car (again), but that doesn’t mean it’s dead

The Volkswagen Beetle may be gone, but it will never be forgotten.

Wes Schlagenhauf • September 5, 2019

The NFL announces new partnership with TikTok to move the markers with youngsters

The NFL has signed a multi-year partnership with TikTok to attract younger fans on a global level.

Wes Schlagenhauf • September 4, 2019

Juul announces new age-verification system to help restrict sales to minors

Juul has announced a new POS system that will help minimize vape sales to teens; now they have to get retailers on board.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 30, 2019

UPDATE: Samsung apologizes to Lioness… kinda

Samsung released an apology, but Lioness isn’t exactly satisfied.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 29, 2019

Kids can’t stay off their phones, and Yondr is reaping the benefits

Kids can’t stay off their phones in the classroom, now educators are taking drastic measures

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 29, 2019

Digital grim reapers are coming for one of the last main revenue streams of newspapers

As the struggling newspaper industry upcharges for obituaries, the digital age could put the nail in the coffin.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 28, 2019

A new breed of startups wants to optimize your personal friendships

As users lose trust in social media giants, startups are coming in to maintain better personal relationships.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 28, 2019

Not again: Samsung removes women’s first smart vibrator from ‘women in tech’ event

Lioness, a female-led company that created the first smart vibrator, claims it was removed from Samsung’s event that focused on female innovation in tech.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 27, 2019

These common spelling mistakes cost investors millions each year

Every year, traders accidentally invest millions of dollars in lookalike stocks.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 23, 2019

Domino’s is at the center of an ‘internet accessibility’ fight, and the oven’s heating up

Domino’s has petitioned for the Supreme Court to hear its case against Guillermo Robles; a blind man suing for better ordering accessibility on the company’s website.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 21, 2019

The Claw craze: Sales of White Claw hard seltzer have surged 320% since last year

White Claw is having a monster summer, and it doesn’t look to be slowing down any time soon.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 20, 2019

Tiffany’s launches dude-heavy jewelry collection to capitalize on male shoppers

Tiffany’s is launching a full men’s line for a new source of revenue.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 20, 2019

Rivered on the flop: New York State’s big casino bet is having trouble cutting the deck

New York’s big commercial casino initiative in the Catskills has already been dealt a bad hand, as 4 of its newest casinos struggle to keep the slots on.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 19, 2019

I scream, you scream: The Museum of Ice Cream raises $40m

The Museum of Ice Cream raised $40m to expand its experiential sensation.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 16, 2019

GE shares tank after Bernie Madoff watchdog calls them a ‘bigger scam than Enron’

GE shares drop after the accountant who sounded the alarm on Bernie Madoff released a bombshell of a report.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 16, 2019

For better or worse, food delivery apps are reshaping American restaurants

Going are the days of the restaurant dining room, and food delivery apps are leading the charge.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 15, 2019

French broadcasting networks will take on Netflix with new streaming service

Three of the top French broadcasters have received approval to create their own streaming platform to compete with other global giants.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 14, 2019

Fashion brands got a costly geography lesson from China

Luxury fashion giants apologize to China for suggesting Hong Kong is its own country.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 14, 2019

The vegan-leather industry is growing, but is it actually better for the environment?

Vegan leather is the future, but not all of them are environmentally friendly.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 13, 2019

The smuggling of US turtles to China has become a shell of a problem

An international turtle smuggler was arrested in California for trafficking hundreds of freshwater turtle species from Florida to Hong Kong over the past 18 months.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 13, 2019

Male fertility startups are the latest to raise millions as the wellness industry booms

Male fertility startups are raising millions as they become the next niche in the growing health and wellness market.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 12, 2019

Arizona Beverage Co. tries to get a head start on the American weed market

Arizona Beverage Co. stakes a claim in the budding recreational marijuana industry.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 12, 2019

Chick-fil-A flaps high above its competitors, and it has other fast food giants worried sick

As Chick-fil-A continues to fly high, its fast-food competitors continue to struggle.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 9, 2019

After a successful Q2, Snap announces plans to raise $1B in debt

Snapchat plans to raise $1B in debt to help expand the company’s production as the company tries to convince investors it can hang with the big dogs.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 8, 2019

i, Write Copy: JPMorgan Chase partners with an ad-writing machine… literally

JPMorgan Chase strikes a deal with Persado, a software startup that uses AI to write marketing creative.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 7, 2019

Barneys takes the plunge into bankruptcy

After months of speculation, Barneys has filed for bankruptcy.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 7, 2019

Yelp swaps restaurant phone numbers with Grubhub’s to boost referral revenue

A new report suggests that Yelp and Grubhub conspired to boost referral revenue for the delivery service.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 6, 2019

China responds to Trump’s tariff threat with an unprecedented drop in the yuan

China’s yuan drops to a historic low amid trade wars

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 6, 2019

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