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Sugar junkies, you can’t miss this new candy store in Mumbai

What’s common between Zara and this new candy store? Both originated in Spain and will soon share space at Palladium Mall in Mumbai, when Papabubble …

Old Spices Find a New Audience Through This Franchisor

This story appears in the October 2015 issue of <i>Entrepreneur</i>. Subscribe »<p>Clay Freeman was not the suspicious sort, until multiple customers started snapping pictures inside his St. Augustine, Fla., spice and tea shop.<p>“People started coming in saying what a cool idea this was and that it would do …

No one pays full price anymore — and it's terrifying companies

Fast-fashion retailers like Zara— which have conditioned consumers to know that they can get runway-like looks for less — should already have traditional retailers shaking in their full-price boots.<p>But now there's a new trend that should scare full-priced retailers even more: Cost transparency, …

This startup has a secret weapon for grocery stores

In the bottom of chilly refrigerated cases at a Vons super market in San Diego, a brand new type of energy technology recently made its commercial …

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Indonesia’s Snapcart Turns The Humble Receipt Into Big Data For Brands And Retailers

Smartphones could give retailers and brands unprecedented insight into consumer spending and behavior just by allowing you to photograph your receipt.<p>That’s the premise of a new technology startup that launched in Indonesia today. Snapcart is backed by Ardent Capital — the VC firm behind Southeast …

Tictail Doubles Down With Thrive Capital, Creandum, Raises $22M To Carve Out Online Marketplace

With both the Shopify and Etsy IPOs, the last year has been a big one for tech companies catering to independent online retailers.<p>Now Tictail, a Swedish company that has migrated to the United States, is hoping to make its mark with a product that’s somewhere between those two platforms. They’ve …

YC-Backed PickTrace Helps Farmers Manage Their Harvests

PickTrace, a harvest and labor management platform for farm owners, is launching out of beta today.<p>One of a few AgTech startups in Y Combinator’s Spring 2015 batch, PickTrace is using a system of hardware and software to track worker attendance, productivity, and crop yield.<p>“Most of the fruit that …

Why Brand Storytelling Without Story Craft is Doomed to Fail

I have a confession to make. I’m married, and I’m sleeping with another man. My husband not only knows about this, he’s encouraging it.<p>The man is …

Content Marketing

Silicon Valley Wants to Disrupt Your Trash

In a world of on-demand everything, consumers still have next to no say in how their garbage is handled. Garbage companies strike contracts with …

The Billion Dollar Food Delivery Wars

Martin Mignot Contributor<p>Martin Mignot is an early stage investor with Index Ventures actively looking after Index's investments in Algolia, Blablacar, Capitaine Train, Deliveroo, Drivy, Rad, Swiftkey and TheFamily.<p>Over the past 12 months, food and grocery delivery has been one of the hottest VC …

This on-demand service lets you plan your wedding via text

Wedding planning sucks. Soon-to-be marrieds are left reconciling the event they’ve carefully groomed on their Secret Wedding Pinterest board with the actual reality of budget and time constraints. You’re poor and you’re busy, and you’ve already agreed to throw a party for nearly everyone you know …

Weddings

Why A Store You've Likely Never Heard Of Hints At Retail's Future

Bonobos is hardly a household name.<p>The online-only-turned-ecommerce/brick-and-mortar menswear retailer was founded in 2007 to offer guys better fitting clothes in a no-fuss, hassle free transaction.<p>Its signature mission: To banish men’s slouchy-behind syndrome, what the retailer used to like to …

Cups Offers Prepaid And Subscription Plans For NYC’s Independent Coffee Shops

The Cups coffee app launched about a year ago, promising members an unlimited supply of coffee from local shops in exchange for a monthly fee.<p>Since then, the app has added prepaid plans (starting with five cups of coffee for $11) and expanded to more than 170 locations throughout New York — making …

Coffee

“There was no justice”: No jail time for man who photographed Rehtaeh Parsons’ alleged gang rape

Parsons committed suicide after photo of her alleged assault went viral. The man who took it faced no consequences<p>A Canadian man who pleaded guilty to manufacturing child pornography after he took a photo of an alleged gang rape will see no jail time, no probation and receive no counseling as a …

Revel Systems Raises $100M To Grow Its iPad Point-Of-Sale Business, Sets Sights On IPO

iPad -based point-of-sale platform maker Revel Systems has raised $100 million in a Series C round of funding, multiplying the startup’s existing funding raise by almost a factor of ten. The new funding comes from NYC private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe, along with some select …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

How Trader Joe's Sells Twice As Much As Whole Foods

Trader Joe's sells a whopping $1,734 per square foot, according to a recent report by the real estate investment firm JLL. In comparison, Whole Foods sells $930 per square foot. Trader Joe's also has an aggressive expansion plan and will open 38 stores in the next year, according to the report.<p>For …

Trader Joe's

Google's Same-Day Delivery Service Undercuts Amazon Prime by $4

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Google has stepped into the ring with Amazon to battle it out over delivery.<p>Google Express, which was called Google Shopping Express before today, gives members unlimited same-day or overnight delivery on orders over $15. The service only …

Learn Cultural Movements | Uprising

It’s time for our first lesson. The basics of Cultural Movement marketing. What it is. Why we do it. Why we’re passionate about it. From the …

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The 10 Best Movies by 'Saturday Night Live' Alumni

From 'This Is Spinal Tap!' to 'Bridesmaids,' the sketch veterans' finest flicks<p><i>Girl Most Likely</i> is Kristen Wiig's follow-up to <i>Bridesmaids</i>, which …