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 Friedman • 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

Candy corn is Halloween’s most polarizing candy, but people are still buying it

People love candy corn. People hate candy corn. Most importantly, they buy it.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 28, 2021

Spritz Society is breaking into the soon-to-be $3B+ canned cocktail market

@BoyWithNoJob has 1.6m followers on Instagram. The man behind the account -- Ben Soffer -- just launched a 100% canned wine cocktail.

Trung T. Phan • October 28, 2021

How Everytable sells healthy food for less

Everytable uses big kitchens and small stores to keep costs down, while basing store prices on the neighborhood.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 27, 2021

Confused about supply shortages? Consider the odd economics of milk and sawdust.

As with the cost for pretty much everything, more goes into the cost of milk than meets the eye.

Jacob Cohen • October 26, 2021

Digits: Bottlenecks, miniature toys, and a $25m shredded painting

Plus: YouTube has 1k+ people texting video creators daily, and Jennifer Gates’ pricey wedding.

Jacob Cohen • October 18, 2021

Forget $5 — Subway just found the right ingredients for a $1B turnaround

Digital updates and menu upgrades are turning the business around.

Jacob Cohen • October 5, 2021

Peas are a hot plant protein, but they may soon cost more

Pea milk is a rising star in the alternative proteins world. But 1 supplier says it might be getting more expensive.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • October 4, 2021

For drive-thrus, faster doesn’t always mean better

A recent study found that speed isn’t the only thing diners care about when it comes to drive-thrus.

Jacob Cohen • September 22, 2021

Americans apparently loved Burger King this past year

According to search trends, Americans were all about Burger King and Starbucks drive-thrus this past year.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 21, 2021

Pumpkin spice latte season is upon us. Here are the states that drink them the most.

Data shows West Virginians would kill for pumpkin spice products. Hawaiians are less fond of the trend.

Jacob Cohen • September 16, 2021

What do you call meat if it’s grown in a lab?

The USDA wants input on how cell-based meat -- meat, fish, and poultry grown in labs from animal cells -- should be labeled.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 9, 2021

Meet the startup using flies to fight food waste

Insectta is a startup that uses flies to combat food waste, and create a variety of byproducts.

Rob Litterst • September 1, 2021

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