As a global confectionery company, Mars knows that from one country to another, chocolate eaters have very different tastes.
Six (More) Facts About World Trade
Through our world trade update, we can look at trade partners, states, shipping containers and even giant cranes.
Santa’s Unfair Trade Practices
On Christmas Eve, Santa will visit approximately 160 million children. Traveling at nearly 6,214 miles an hour, he will cover 19.3 million square miles. Along the way, he has to stop, drop off each of his 20 tons of presents,…
A Global Look at the Rule of Law
Seeing where the rule of law is stronger can tell us why certain nations have more economic development and others sink under the weight of corruption.
Six Small Facts About Globalization That Are Really Big
When we looked at Six Facts About Globalization, there was lots we did not say. So let’s add six more facts. Six (Small) Facts (That Have a Big Meaning) 1. The reefer plays a huge role in our global transportation…
Why Avocados Have Become a Luxury Item
To understand why avocado prices are soaring, we start with California and Mexico and then end up with Chipotle and the Chinese Middle class.
What Chipotle Says About Its Avocados
Investors have been told that Avocado prices are nudging food costs up at Chipotle. At the end of last March, aggressive demand and lower supply from California made avocados more expensive. In its most recent Annual Report, the company even…
Why It’s Now the Pits For Avocados
Although Fresh Direct did not really eliminate the avadcado pit, they could more accurately tell us that they were increasing avocado prices.
The Mystery of the Disappearing Avocado
If your favorite veggie wrap no longer has avocado in it, you can ask your economist to explain avocado prices with supply and demand.
How the Trans-Pacific Partnership is About New Balance and Nike
Looking at tires, fashion and NAFTA, we can see the lost jobs opposition to free trade and the pro free trade response.