When it comes to craft beer, bad names are best

Craft beer roots against mass production and for authenticity. For consumers, negative branding reflects that.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 13, 2023
Monster Energy drink

Monster Energy thinks it owns the word ‘monster’

A game dev is calling out the energy-drink maker for objecting any time a company wants to use the word “monster.”

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 12, 2023
bubble tea growth

Chai-ching: Bubble tea is brewing up serious profits in the US

The beverage’s entry into the US market appears to be a boba-fide success.

Jacob Cohen • April 4, 2023
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Chick-fil-A gears up for global domination

Get ready, Europe and Asia.

Jacob Cohen • March 13, 2023

Where are the Girl Scout cookies?

A Girl Scout cookie shortage has resellers hawking boxes for up to $35 each.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • March 9, 2023

Home canning is making a comeback

Canning boomed during the 2008 recession and covid lockdowns. Amid modern inflation woes, it’s happening again.

Sara Friedman • February 23, 2023

Gross pranksters hit sushi sales

A video of someone licking a soy sauce bottle caused a sushi restaurant’s parent company’s shares to dip.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • February 15, 2023

Peep this: The enduring legacy of a marshmallow chick

It once took 27 hours to make a Peep. Today, the company churns out 5.5m daily.

Sara Friedman • February 9, 2023

Michroma wants to disrupt food coloring

Its product, while fascinating, is oddly reminiscent of HBO’s “The Last of Us.”

Jacob Cohen • February 9, 2023

Is it the egg alternatives’ time to shine?

Eggs are expensive. Will consumers give plant-based eggs a try?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • January 27, 2023

Did TikTok help scale the tinned fish industry?

Tuna needed a savior. It may have found one in TikTok.

Jacob Cohen • January 19, 2023

Why are eggs so expensive?

Bird flu is the driving factor behind rising egg prices.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 29, 2022

Maple syrup had its sweetest year ever in 2022

After tapping into its strategic reserve last year, the industry tapped back in.

Jacob Cohen • December 22, 2022

Coke’s high-tech fountains offer valuable data

Coke’s high-tech fountains offer 100+ soda choices and report back valuable data.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 20, 2022

The great Utah cookie wars

The Utah cookie wars have taken the sugar-loving state by storm.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • December 7, 2022

Pretzels are having a moment

Pretzels are eating into the $106B snacking market in the US.

Rob Litterst • November 30, 2022

What happened to Beyond Meat?

Plant-based meat sales have slowed amid inflation, health concerns, and company fumbles.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 23, 2022

Campbell Soup is prepping for the future

The soup institution is using AI to expand its product mix.

Rob Litterst • November 17, 2022

Everyone loves Cheez-It

How a 101-year-old cracker brand is a leading brand for Kellogg.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 16, 2022

Keurig’s push for smart coffee

The company that popularized coffee pods is making a big push for customization.

Rob Litterst • November 15, 2022

Hangover-free beer is in

As customers embrace wellness and moderation, new NA brands are on the rise.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 10, 2022

Salty and sweet = Big bucks

Hershey found success by doubling down on domestic sales and adding salty to its sweet.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 28, 2022

Buying bread? You’re gonna need more dough

Breadflation is surging across the globe.

Rob Litterst • October 21, 2022

Dunkin’ drama, explained

Dunkin’ changed its loyalty program. Will its loyalists stay?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 18, 2022

How nuns got squeezed out of the communion wafer business

Altar bread was once made by hundreds of communities of nuns across the US. Now, a for-profit company controls nearly the entire market.

Mark Dent • October 14, 2022

Foie gras, hold the guilt

Startup Gourmey is reinventing foie gras by growing it in a lab.

Sara Friedman • October 13, 2022

McDonald’s is cashing in on nostalgia

McDonald’s adult Happy Meals and returning Boo Buckets play into millennial nostalgia.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 11, 2022

Liquid Death is killing it

The canned water pioneer was just valued at $700m three years after launching.

Rob Litterst • October 6, 2022

The chocolate bunny wars

Lindt and Sprüngli has been trying to stop companies from copying its signature chocolate bunny for years.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 4, 2022

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