More on animal-replacement start-ups

Last Autumn, fake meat was all the rage (Newsletter #14). Companies in the space continue to get traction, and retailers are figuring out how to retail it. Kroger, the US’s largest grocery store* by revenue, and second largest general retailer, experimented with placement of plant-based alternatives to meat — moving them from the vegetarian section […]

Amazon.com doesn’t really know what it’s selling you

It’s important to remember that, first and foremost, Amazon is a retailer — which means it behaves like a retailer. If you’ve shopped at a department store in the last decade, you may have noticed that many of the staff are not employees of the store, but of the brand. So, for example, if you […]