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WhatsGood brings farmers markets into the 21st century

WhatsGood pairs farmers with restaurants to make fresh and local actually fresh and local.

Mark Dent • November 28, 2019

After a 30% stock hit, only Oprah can restore WW to its former Weight Watchers glory

WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, lost 30% of its value earlier this week after lowering its forecasts, and now it is looking to Oprah for a miracle.

Conor Grant • February 28, 2019

Watch out, Big Tuna: The market for lab-grown fish is heading downstream

Good Catch releases its plant-based albacore tuna chunks to Whole Foods, hoping to do the same thing for fish that companies like Impossible Foods have done for cows.

Wes Schlagenhauf • February 21, 2019

AI’s gettin’ spicy: McCormick partnered with IBM to use AI to analyze its ‘taste data’

McCormick has partnered with IBM on a platform that will create new flavor combinations using AI and machine learning.

Wes Schlagenhauf • February 5, 2019

Australian lemonade stands feel the squeeze as citrus prices soar more than 300%

A shortage in lemon supply has caused the price of the citrus fruit to rise more than 300% in Australia, and consumers are bitter.

Conor Grant • January 14, 2019

These shrimps ain’t loyal: A selfish shellfish startup left Minnesotans high and dry

Tru Shrimp, an indoor shrimp startup, bailed on Luverne, Minnesota, its partner of more than 18 months, at the last minute.

Conor Grant • January 11, 2019

For the first time in 26 years, mainlanders can top their toast with Hawaiian avocados

Hawaii has finally resumed shipping avocados to the mainland US for the first time in decades, and producers are racing to produce fruit fast enough to keep up with demand.

Conor Grant • January 3, 2019

Pulp Fiction: Everything you thought you knew about orange juice is a lie

Big orange juice companies misled consumers by secretly selling smaller containers for the same price -- building on a bitter history of citrus shenanigans.

Conor Grant • October 29, 2018

Uber thinks it will have food delivery drones by 2021

Uber eyes the launch of its food-delivery-drones initiative as soon as 2021 in its desperate quest to seem like a company worthy of a valuable IPO.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 23, 2018

The truth shell set you sea: StarKist admits to fixing tuna prices

StarKist finally admits to artificially hiking prices for canned tuna and could face as much as a $100m when sentenced.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 22, 2018

Campbell wants to sell its fresh-foods unit, and some investors aren’t happy about it

Campbell’s announced they may have finally found a buyer for its beleaguered health foods unit, further causing unrest between the company’s board members and Third Point -- an activist investment firm that owns around 5% of the company.

Wes Schlagenhauf • October 8, 2018

A new Missouri law has got beef with lab-grown ‘meat’

As scientists engineer new ways to create food without animals, old producers are lobbying for strict labeling laws for protection.

Conor Grant • August 29, 2018

Entrepreneurs are cooking up fresh businesses to reduce $1.2T of food waste

Every year, food waste costs the global economy more than $1T -- and a bunch of startups are trying to tackle the problem from several angles.

Conor Grant • August 27, 2018

Pepsi buys SodaStream for $3.2B as big bev continues to expand beyond sugary sodas

PepsiCo will buy SodaStream as it looks to further ingrain itself in the health-conscious drink and snack market.

Wes Schlagenhauf • August 21, 2018

Soup’s out of the can: Campbell CEO announces surprise retirement

Campbell’s CEO abruptly announced her immediate retirement on Friday, bringing the total women CEOs at Fortune 500 companies down to just 23.

Wes Schlagenhauf • May 21, 2018

Bumble Bee CEO is the latest tuna titan caught in the tangled net of fish-fixing

Years of fishy business practices have finally caught up to tuna-titan Chris Lischewski, and even his slick mane won’t help him wriggle out of this net.

Conor Grant • May 18, 2018

Another reason to be crabby on Monday: Maryland’s shellfish industry going belly-up

The Chesapeake Bay produces 50% of US blue crab, but a crippling labor shortage is leaving almost half of Maryland’s crab businesses high and dry.

Conor Grant • May 7, 2018

How We Launched a Physical Product in 3 Months

EDITOR’S NOTE: SUTRA has moved on from pre-sales to officially launched, and is currently shipping to customers in the US and Canada. Visit SUTRA, your healthy...
Max A • November 20, 2017

The guy who brought McDonald’s to India is raging against the Mac-chine

Mickey D’s tried to buy Bakshi out in '08 for a measly $5m, but he refused, citing evidence that his share was actually worth $331m. So they fired him.

John Havel • September 29, 2017

The crockpot cult leader

Last summer, the smash hit of Amazon Prime Day wasn’t a tablet, a flat-screen, or fancy VR goggles… It was the Instant Pot, a multi-function electric pressure cooker, which also doubles as a rice cooker, crockpot, saute pan, steamer, yogurt maker, and stockpot. Dang. During the 24-hour online sale, the Instant Pot sold more than […]

The Hustle • March 8, 2017

Oh yes he did: How Doyle saved Domino’s

When Patrick Doyle came on board as CEO of Domino’s Pizza in 2010 he vowed to transform the struggling pizza company into a “Technology-Enabled, Nimble, Category Disrupting Machine.” We’re not sure what that means either, but the company Doyle has re-built in the past 6 years is probably pretty close to that vision. It all […]

The Hustle • December 1, 2016

How is Arizona Iced Tea still cheaper than water?

When Arizona Iced Tea came onto the scene in 1992, the family-owned company quickly toppled industry leader, Snapple, thanks to a simple formula: never raise prices. In fact, Arizona is so committed to its 99 cent price tag that “99¢” is still printed in bold on every can to keep retailers from charging more (though […]

Kendall Baker • November 3, 2016

How One Professor’s Lecture Launched a Food Movement

What are the odds? That two college seniors were a) paying attention in a business ethics class, and b) simultaneously heard their college professor say...
Kamran Rosen • September 4, 2015

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