Why Coca-Cola Is Going After the Zombies

Looking at how Coke competes, we can see that they believe less is more as they discontinue hundreds of brands like Tab.

Thanksgiving Top 10 List: 2020

While Thanksgiving dinner appears to be about food, we can really understand it by looking through an economic lens.

How the Pandemic Created a Turkey Problem

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the change in our Thanksgiving turkey demand has affected farmers, markets, and restaurants.

The Ups and Downs of Global Beer Consumption

Your beer consumption can depend on where you live, whether you prefer wine, your country’s traditions, and your income.

Connecting Where We Shop to How We Vote

We can see the connection between shopping and voting when we look at retail establishments in down-home zones and upmarket bubbles.

Looking at Our Restaurant Anxiety

As COVID-19 intensifies our restaurant anxiety, an entire dine-in industry is experiencing cataclysmic upheaval.

Where a Vegan Sausage Won’t Become a Vegan Tube

Vegan names that include “burger” and “sausage” have led to a controversial decision from the European Parliament.

The Trouble That Is Brewing for Tea Drinkers

A small innovation that made a big difference, the teabag has remained pretty much the same for more than a century.

Why Champagne Is Like OPEC

With champagne sales plunging because of pandemic lockdowns, growers and Houses like LVMH are behaving somewhat like OPEC.

What the CPI Is Hiding

A Consumer Price Index (CPI) that went up by just .6 percent during the past year hides a much larger increase in some grocery prices.