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Americans love these 2 cheap German grocery chains

Aldi and Lidl are 2 German grocery chains growing in popularity among US shoppers. It doesn’t hurt that they’re cheap.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 20, 2022

Personal chefs? There’s an app for that

On-demand personal chef platforms are on the rise as customers crave special experiences at home.

David Nichols • April 14, 2022

The weird rise of fancy fruit

Boutique food companies are creating luxury fruit brands and consumers are eating them up.

Rob Litterst • April 8, 2022

People love foraged mushrooms — now, there’s an app for that

Interest in foraged food is blooming, including on an app that connects foragers with buyers.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 7, 2022

Digits: Emoji news, overdue books, avocado mayhem, and more

Plus: Remote worker stats, and China’s livestream caps.

Jacob Cohen • April 4, 2022

Lunchflation is real — and office workers are feeling it

Lunch prices have shot up several dollars due to labor, supply chain, and inflation issues.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 23, 2022

Digits: Brain chips, candy sales, Nikes, and more

Plus: Nationwide IQ loss, and ads in our dreams.

Jacob Cohen • March 21, 2022

This machine can print thousands of beverages

The Cana One sounds like the Star Trek replicator, capable of printing thousands of beverages with the touch of a button.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 15, 2022

What the heck is a geographical indication?

Legal labels that mark where a product is from can be big business for local food producers.

Rob Litterst • February 24, 2022

The rise and fall of #FreeRezy, a group chat that unlocked NYC’s hottest reservations

A trio of finance workers gamed the system for exclusive reservations — then they got caught.

Rob Litterst • February 16, 2022

Amazon’s plan to dominate the grocery business, explained

Amazon Fresh and Whole Foods serve different types of customers, which means Amazon might take over the grocery business.

Rob Litterst • February 15, 2022

Digits: Super Bowl bonuses, wasabi, and used cars

Plus: The biggest sports bet ever made and an odd fact about street names.

Jacob Cohen • February 14, 2022

McCormick is building a hot sauce empire

The 132-year-old spice behemoth thinks hot sauce could be the next ketchup – and the key to stealing the condiment crown from Kraft Heinz.

Rob Litterst • February 2, 2022

Black Sheep Food raises $5m for you to smell ‘lamb’ meat

Black Sheep Food has raised $5m to make a plant-based lamb alternative that smells delicious.

Trung T. Phan • January 28, 2022

Digits: An oddball lawsuit, pay increases, and the Hulk

Plus: Taco lovers rejoice and Facebook’s health conundrum.

Jacob Cohen • January 10, 2022

The lab-grown meats are coming

We’re not that far off from printing steaks for dinner.

Jacob Cohen • January 4, 2022

Reusable Starbucks cups are lining resellers’ pockets

People are really into collecting Starbucks cups, which has led to a robust secondary market.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 22, 2021

By the numbers: The NBA’s nuke bunker, menu sizes, and road cheese

Plus: Rat poison is flying off shelves and Joe Rogan’s expensive ads.

Jacob Cohen • December 20, 2021

What’s going on with Kellogg’s?

Kellogg’s employees have been on strike since October as the cereal maker and unions have been unable to reach an agreement.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 17, 2021

There’s a cream cheese crisis — and bagel shop owners are panicking

There’s a cream cheese shortage, and bagel shop owners are struggling to find supply.

Rob Litterst • December 8, 2021

By the numbers: 50m pounds of syrup, child care’s 1% profit margins, and more

Plus: Huckleberry Finn(ance), cavities to fill, and DocuSign woes.

Jacob Cohen • December 6, 2021

By the numbers: Black Friday, Uncrustables, and rare coins

Plus: Manufactured homes and Christmas trees.

Jacob Cohen • November 29, 2021

A sandwich chain started by firefighter brothers just sold for $1B

Firehouse Subs has granted $62.5m to public safety organizations since 2005.

Jacob Cohen • November 16, 2021

Is the key to better chicken a smaller chicken?

Genetic selection and industrial farming has created big, unhealthy, less tasty chickens. Could a smaller bird be key?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 10, 2021

The pandemic almost killed The Cheesecake Factory. Then delivery cheesecake took off.

The Cheesecake Factory looked like it was in trouble early in the pandemic, then delivery cheesecake saved the day.

Rob Litterst • November 8, 2021

How scents, lighting, and music can ease diners back into restaurants

Experts believe scents, lighting, and music could be key to luring diners back indoors.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 4, 2021

When your business (literally) explodes

Scott Whitley recaps lessons learned after shutting down his startup, LAB Water Kefir.

Sara Cravatts • November 3, 2021

Is AI the future of drive-thrus?

McDonald’s sold its AI tech to IBM to scale voice ordering at drive-thrus.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 2, 2021

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