Smaller gatherings. Smaller Thanksgiving. Smaller turkeys?

Oct 23, 2020
Making last-minute pivots in farming isn't too easy. "We only have so much control over their rate of growth," one farmer says.
John Peterson, a third-generation turkey farmer, is slaughtering birds earlier to meet consumer demand for smaller turkeys.
Courtesy John Peterson

It's suddenly a great time to be in the meal-kit business

May 19, 2020
"Our volume has increased by about 100% over the past eight weeks," Purple Carrot CEO Andy Levitt says.
A farmer works in a broccoli field in March.
Julio Cesar Aguilar/Getty Images

Small farmers say meal kits cut into their CSA businesses

Jan 18, 2018
Some small farms that participate in community-supported agriculture say that meal kit companies are cutting into their profits.
Paul Underhill is selling more to restaurants and grocery stores to compensate for lost revenue from CSA boxes.
Sam Harnett/ for Marketplace

Should Blue Apron have been more transparent with investors?

Aug 10, 2017
After its first earnings report, Blue Apron's stock price went down by 15 percent.
A view of a Blue Apron box.
Illustration by Scott Eisen/Getty Images

Why investors want companies like Blue Apron to go public

Jun 2, 2017
The meal-kit delivery company Blue Apron has filed to go public. Investors hoping to get a piece at the IPO or later will be buying into a company that’s got a young customer base and that’s growing fast. But it’s a company with a business model that’s not all that complicated, shall we say. So […]

Grocery stores hungrily eye the $1.5 billion prepared-meal kits market

May 19, 2017
Prepared meal kits have grown into a huge market, now worth an estimated $1.5 billion. It’s been driven by startups, like Blue Apron, Purple Carrot, HelloFresh … the list goes on. But major supermarkets like Kroger and Publix are now muscling in and testing their own versions. Click the audio player above to hear the […]

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