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Oatly: the new Coke?

This week we have more talk of Oatly! First, you can read this comparison of Oatly to Coke, sugar and cigarettes along the lines of misleading health marketing. But don’t stop there, because the comments criticizing the comparison are salient.

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The Oatly story

“Oatly doesn’t think like the rest. They’ve been around for 20 years as a Swedish company fighting for attention. Last week, the oat milk company raised $200mm at a $2bn valuation. This is a lesson on creativity and how @oatly […]

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Alley innovation now includes restaurants

A new restaurant called Pizza Friendly Pizza is serving Sicilian-style slice from an alley in Ukrainian Village. This weekend we grabbed a bite to eat at Goddess & The Grocer’s patio that was very recently an alley (pictured above). I’m reminded of […]

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KFC teaming up to develop lab-grown chicken nuggets

Two things caught my eye here. First, this is led by KFC Russia, which is entertaining. Second, they used the term “crafted meat products”, which I hadn’t heard before. I suspect there’s a consumer challenge with something called “lab grown […]

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There will be new restaurants

This article is about a new Israeli and Middle Eastern restaurant in Andersonville. This week I’ve also seen three new planned openings in my neighborhood. I can’t help but wonder about the economics, but this is a great reminder that […]

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Grubhub is merging with European counterpart

There’s consolidation happening in the online food business. Grubhub had been in talks with Uber but those broke down because of antitrust concerns. I think we’re coming to the tail end of the VC-sponsored discounts for consumers in this market. | learn […]

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CBD from orange peels

“Hiro International has unveiled a new line of CBD products produced from, wait for it, orange peels, not from hemp or cannabis.” | learn more