Why the Retail Apocalypse Could Be a Renaissance

Even with mall traffic declining and stores closing, retail restructuring might lead to a renaissance fueled by creative destruction rather than an apocalypse.

The Rise and Fall of Organic Milk

Like other trendy foods that temporarily attract consumers, the organic milk decline followed a surge in sales and an increase in supply.

Puerto Rico’s Solar Power Alternative

This satellite picture shows how San Juan, Puerto Rico used to sparkle at night: But since Hurricane Maria, no more: Currently, 10% of the island has power. So there is little running water and few flushing toilets. Similarly, air conditioning…

New Territory for Self-Driving Cars

Whereas the Model T brought us suburbia, highways and McDonald’s, the spillover from self-driving cars will also transform our lives at home and at work.

How Transparency Transformed Food Shopping

When the development of cellophane let us have self-service shopping for meat and produce, it started a retailing revolution.

Why the Greek Yogurt Invasion Was More Than Yoplait’s War

The story of Yoplait’s unsuccessful battle against a Greek Yogurt invasion is really about a war that old food brands are fighting.

A Tale of a New Shopper and an Old Brand

The retail unemployment caused by the decline of J. Crew and other beloved mall stores relates to a structural change in their industry.

Driving Danielle

Dear Alexa, For a while now I’ve wanted to purchase an electric car but they have always been too expensive. With the new Tesla 3 coming out, Alexa, do you think I should buy it or stick to a regular…

The Robots Are Coming (With Your Pizza)

Transforming our pizza delivery, our factories, our warehouses and our cars, the many sides of robotics make it our newest frenemy.

How EU Regulation Deals With Blue Wine

Surprisingly significant, the EU’s opposition to blue wine reflects how regulation constrains the innovation that creates productivity and economic growth.