distribution

I suppose it has something to do with the holiday season or the end of the year that money is flying around so freely. Last week, we had the announcement about the E La Carte partnership with Applebee’s, and today Sysco announced a deal to buy US Foods for $3.5 billion (and yes, that is […]

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Having worked in the food industry for almost 7 years, and with startups for almost 5, metrics are obviously an important part of understanding the success or failure of ventures over the long-term. One startling fact that has come to light about the food ecosystem suggests that the means by which we find and shop […]

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The Folly of Direct to Consumer

by Adam on January 23, 2013

The title for this post is intentionally meant to raise eyebrows, cause people to grab their pitchforks, and raise them over their heads in not-so-subtle exasperation. But, it’s also meant to grab your attention and focus it on an issue that’s getting so much attention in the bookselling business and beyond: direct to consumer sales. […]

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The Cost of Free eBooks

by Adam on March 13, 2010

So I’ve got an idea for a new business. I’m going to start a company, a clothing company. And I’m going to make some really fabulous stuff, better than my competitors and others in the industry in many ways. I’m going to be independent of the big chains, consumer-focused and market-driven. And I’m going to […]

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