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Quick, clear, and fun. Hosts Jack Kramer and Nick Martell filter out the noise to break down the daily digestible business stories you'll actually care about. Get informed (and enjoy it) in under 20 minutes with the Market Snacks Daily.

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Know Before the IPO: Airbnb, Casper, Uber/Lyft

3 huge companies are going public in 2019 -- and all 3 just had huge updates that affect their future IPOs. Casper’s reverse-disrupted itself, Airbnb’s biz travel arm tripled in size, and Uber/Lyft got the kibosh in their biggest market.

Aug 13, 2018
Crocs is our “Comeback of the Day,” Samsung’s big news powered Spotify, and Planet Fitness surges

Planet Fitness is in better shape than most stocks you’ll ever see. Samsung introduced a huge new product, but Spotify is the real winner. And Crocs is our “Comeback of the Day” because it hates on itself (and it’s open about it).

Aug 10, 2018
Twinkie plummets 17%, Jimmy Choo makes Michael Kors look amazing, and China’s stock market’s been crushed 20% in 2018

Twinkie is an iconic gluttonous legend, but it’s at the mercy of one huge American retailer. Michael Kors has looked a little sloppy lately, but its fast growing shoe company has inspired it to get in shape and stop looking desperate. And headlines make you think China’s winning in everything, but its stock market has been destroyed by the trade war.

Aug 09, 2018
Tinder “U” just happened, Tesla’s craziest day ever, and $1B NewTV is our “Startup of the Day”

Twelve tweets from Elon Musk caused Tesla stock to literally stop trading -- so we interpret them for you. scared parents nationwide and thrilled investors with its new focus on college kids unveiling “Tinder U.” And Jeffrey Katzenberg & Meg Whitman’s NewTV just raised $1 billion… in its seed round of funding (that’s insane -- we explain why).

Aug 08, 2018
Beer saved SeaWorld, Pepsi’s healthiest CEO ever, and Corporate Bullying 101 from GM

A unique beer situation down at SeaWorld is causing its waterpark attendance to surge. Pepsi’s losing its legendary CEO, Indra Nooyi, so we got some fascinating details on her life story, and how she transitioned into snacks that won’t kill you. And General Motors flexes its muscles to bully a local hospital into lower costs -- politics used to handle healthcare, but now companies do.

Aug 07, 2018
MoviePass: The 3 Things Killing It

MoviePass’ stock’s plummeted 92% in a week (shares are literally worth pennies). Plus, customers are quitting and it’s running out of cash. Fast. But movie theater companies still think it’s enemy #1. We’ll tell you how this “Netflix for movie theaters” subscription startup has changed the industry like Napster changed music -- and why it may not survive by the time you finish this episode.

Aug 06, 2018
Blue Apron plummets 25%, GoPro (finally) finds itself, and Disney de-gifts its Star Wars gift

Disney gave TBS and TNT the rights to Star Wars for 8 year -- a huge mistake it’s trying to undo. GoPro has stopped trying to do everything and started focusing on one, niche, hardcore user. Blue Apron’s just not satiating investors anymore (neither are any meal kit companies) even though their food’s pretty decent.

Aug 03, 2018
Ferrari crushed by 1 word, Google’s secret China project, and Square beating Venmo

An insane leak about Google going after the “Google of China” (Baidu) that may compromise its core values. Ferrari’s new CEO had a really bad first day because of a really bad word choice. And Square’s stock is up 90% this year because it’s focused on its best friend.

Aug 02, 2018
Apple’s awesome quarter, Sony vs. Nintendo showdown, and the unofficial end of self-driving car fun

Nintendo (G-rated games) & Sony (R-rated games) face off with video game earnings. A major (and bad) turning point just happened for autonomous vehicles and ride hailing. And Apple smacked down critics and showed what a tech company’s supposed to do with its best 2nd quarter in ever.

Aug 01, 2018
WeWork’s $14M side hustle, Fossil’s BMW hookup, and CBS’ non-decision decision

Fossil and BMW are teaming up for a smartwatch that’s crucial to Fossil’s 230% stock surge this year. WeWork’s got a separate biz that makes old school businesses Millennial-friendly. And CBS’s stock is plummeting as CEO Les Moonves gets investigated -- and we break down the terrible message they’re sending

Jul 31, 2018
The Potcast: 3 Cannabis Stocks Defining The Green Rush

Marijuana stocks are IPO’ing hard and fast. We did some MarketSnacks digging into the pot industry to break down the 3 companies leading its growth -- Production (Tilray), Retail (MedMen), and an everything-related-to-pot company (Aurora). We also break down the (il)legal situation and the some risks of Cannabis stocks.

Jul 30, 2018
23andMe’s our “Pivot of the Day,” Queso saved Chipotle, and Budweiser’s craft brew binge team

Budweiser’s got a secretive venture capital team and an actual business unit called “High End Company” that is growing its entire craft beer biz. Chipotle delivered a delicious quarter of improving sales thanks to lower avocado prices, higher queso devouring, and a legendary new CEO. And 23andMe is doing some freaky stuff with your genetic data after a new partnership with a pharmaceutical giant, and we get to the bottom of it.

Jul 27, 2018
Facebook loses $130B in minutes, ClassPass squeezes fitness studios, and Las Vegas Sands loves Japan’s Parliament

Facebook’s latest earnings report will go down in history as one of the craziest in history -- shares plummeted 25% during an insane conference call. Japan just OK’d casinos, so Las Vegas Sands is opening up shop since its Vegas locations just don’t bring in the money lately. And ClassPass bench-pressed $85 million in Series D funding for its expansion abroad (but we’ve got 1 problem with the company)

Jul 26, 2018
Choosy’s our (Instagrammable) “Startup of the Day,” Harley-Davidson shocked everyone, and Yelp’s freaky new hygiene feature

Yelp just revealed a crazy new way to figure out how many mice are also eating at your go-to Friday night restaurant. Harley-Davidson’s earnings report showed that it won’t be (totally) muscled around by tariffs, and Choosy is the Instagram-focused women’s clothing startup that’s making “fast fashion” less evil.

Jul 25, 2018
Aperol Spritz’s comeback fuels Italian stock, Tesla’s desperate memo, and Google’s CFO dominates earnings

The new summer drink all over your ‘Gram is Aperol Spritz -- and its strategic marketing push is powering Campari shares on Milan’s stock market. Google’s earnings were unfazed by that $5 billion fine, but their CFO Ruth Porat is the real hero. And the WSJ uncovered an awkward memo from Tesla to its suppliers basically asking for money to help it survive.

Jul 24, 2018
IPOs are waaaay too delayed: Eventbrite, Uber, and Airbnb show 3 groups who that’s hurting

The fact is small companies are going public 80% less today than 30 years ago and it’s 50% less for larger scaleups -- and 52 tech companies are 10+ years old, worth $1 billion or more, and still private. So we went in MarketSnacks style to break down how that hurts 3 key groups -- employees, early investors, and everyone else like regular investors who want to own some stock.

Jul 23, 2018
Domino’s Pizza adding 2,350 Domino’s, Nike’s insane new concept stores, and Uber’s awkward CFO situation

Nike’s making it possible to text for your shoes and pick them up -- without leaving your car. Domino’s sales continue to dominate, but we’re focused on its new physics-defying plans to get you pizza anywhere, anyhow. And Uber’s got a problem with its CFO....It doesn’t have one. So we figured out why.

Jul 20, 2018
Hims is our “Future-corn” of the Day, Google takes a $5B fine in Europe, and eBay is still thriving(ish)

Google has monopoly sized control of multiple markets, but Europe’s punishing it for abusing those monopolies. Hims is tackling the male body insecurity market with tech and hilarious ads. And eBay is doing consistently pretty decent, but that’s not enough in tech.

Jul 19, 2018
Walmart and Microsoft become Power Couple, Goldman’s new DJ’ing CEO, and “The Athletic” is exhibit A in changing media

Forget Goldman’s earnings report -- we’re more focused on the fresh new CEO Goldman named to replace 12-year legend Lloyd Blankfein. Walmart and Microsoft just hooked up for a funky partnership to take on (and save themselves from) Amazon. And The Athletic is a subscription sports news company you may have never heard of, but it represents the future of media.

Jul 18, 2018
Amazon Prime Day’s biggest losers, China’s Luckin techifys coffee, and Netflix’s “semester abroad”

Our “Unicorn of the Day” is Chinese coffee chain Luckin, which just raised $200M and has opened 525 stores in 9 months. Netflix had really boring earnings, but we found a romantic, action-packed, comedic international storyline. And we’ll tell you every loser and winner of Amazon Prime Day who wasn’t Amazon.

Jul 17, 2018
3 ways voice technology changes everything

John Legend’s angelic voice. Call Centers. “Please” and “Thank You.” Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Home voice assistants will have an impact on mankind like the 2nd internet. We break down for you the three most important changes to consumers, business, and society from voice technology.

Jul 16, 2018
Build-A-Bear’s hilarious/adorable debacle, Venmo gets in on Uber, and Microsoft attacks Slack

Venmo wants to be your mobile bank, so it’s hooking up with Uber to make you like it more. Build-A-Bear announced a “Pay Your Age” teddy bear giveaway -- and everything went horribly wrong (but the stock shockingly rose). And Microsoft’s so worried you forgot about it at work, that it’s giving away Slack’s core product.

Jul 13, 2018
Hinge combined its dating app with a Nobel Prize, Casper invented a “nap store,” and 2 Google science projects are officially real

Hinge recently got acquired by Tinder-owner, but it’s bringing high-science to dating apps. Casper is ubiquitous in NYC’s subways and Millennials’ bedrooms, and it’s rolling out “napping pods” to get you hooked. And Alphabet’s two world-changing projects are moving from the R&D department to the “real company” department.

Jul 12, 2018
HBO is our Bad Boss of the Day, Postmates wraps up Chipotle (and 100 cities), and Pepsi snacks beat up Pepsi soda

Postmates (the Uber for restaurant pick-up and delivery) will expand to 50 percent of all US households and launched a partnership with Chipotle. HBO’s new boss has some ridiculous demands to grow its video content faster (employees there probably hate him). And PepsiCo’s snacks and healthier drinks keep getting held back by its sugary old school sodas nobody wants anymore.

Jul 11, 2018
Snapchat’s super secret next move discovered, the biggest IPO in 4 years just went terribly, and we’ve got 1 huge investing insight for ya

Xiaomi -- hard to pronounce, but critical to know -- is the “Apple of China,” and its Initial Public Offering went really, really badly. Back in the US, a developer noticed a coding feature in Snapchat that’s a sign of a big new move that could involve Amazon. And we break down a key investing insight on big stocks vs. small stocks in the Trade War era.

Jul 10, 2018
3 Insane World Cup Business Stories

Yes, you can buy stock in an Italian soccer club (Cristiano Ronaldo messed with Juventus FC’s share price last week). Nike and Adidas are battling for the jersey championship (we think we know the winner). And tournament sponsor Budweiser gets a yellow card for flagrantly spending money on marketing everywhere to everyone.

Jul 09, 2018
Netflix experiments in Europe, US tariff drama spikes Friday, and LaCroix water’s CEO is ultra-unorthodox

National Beverage Corp has cornered the market of sparkling water while it’s CEO has tested the limits of free speech. The United States imposes tariffs officially today against China while it potentially eliminates tariffs with Europe for cars. And Netflix needs to figure out how much to charge for its ultra premium subscription level, and it’s using Europe as a test place to figure it out.

Jul 06, 2018
Nestlé has a really big hater, Fiat’s a small car with 1 shocking problem, and we’ve got all the deats on Amazon’s “Prime Day”

Fiat has no idea how to sell its tiny cars to Americans… but it’s legally obligated to keep trying. Amazon claims its big “Prime Day” is July 16th (it’s actually already started -- we give you what you gotta know). And Nestlé is miserably trying to fight off an activist investor who’s publicly shaming management to break up the Kit Kat maker.

Jul 05, 2018
Corona re-did itself (and has a pot connection), Lyft bought your go-to bikeshare, and Chipotle’s unveiled crazy new menu items.

With Lyft’s app, bike-share programs can finally scale. We’re excited by Chipotle’s new menu, but they’re kind of just a tease. And America should prepare for more Corona as Constellation Brands expands its beer, booze, and bud.

Jul 03, 2018
Rare Beef: How Your Burger’s Getting Disrupted

For 4th of July week, we’re focused on the beef industry that dominates in the US economy. Our take is that poultry and science-y plant-based meats will eat away at its market share. Big time.

Jul 02, 2018
Amazon blows up Wall Street (again) and General Mills treats itself to high-protein yogurt

General Mills salvages its Greek yogurt game with a "hero" recipe. Amazon's “Alexify-ing” prescription drugs -- And it’s outsourcing some delivery to get entrepreneurs starting their own shipping businesses. 

Jun 29, 2018
Blume is (finally) making puberty easier, we argue for and against the T-Mobile & Sprint merger, and Facebook un-does its ban on Crypto ads

The first ever MarketSnacks Debate: For and Against the merger of T-Mobile and Sprint. Blume is a new company offering subscription boxes and information to help parents help teens with puberty. And Facebook’s decided its all-out ban on ads for cryptocurrencies was overkill.

Jun 28, 2018
Chanel shows off some fancy numbers, the crazy history of the Dow and GE, and housing for Millennials has a hero

General Electric is shrinking from XL to a M (at best) now that’s it not in the Dow. Lennar Corp is benefiting from a huge housing shortage as it chugs out 12k new homes per quarter for Millennial first-time home buyers. And Chanel needed to kill rumors that it’s lost its mojo by showing off its earnings for the 1st time ever.​

Jun 27, 2018
Harley cuts US jobs, Carnival spends $1 billion per cruiser, and Ziosk is the “Disrupter of the Day”

Ziosk tablets are changing the restaurant dining industry for better and for worse. Carnival Cruises has 3 icebergs that caused shares to drop 10%. And Harley Davidson responded to the Trump tariffs by moving production overseas

Jun 26, 2018
Masters of Commodities - 3 Factors that Drive Commodity Prices

You’re eating, wearing, and burning commodities every day. We’ll tell you what commodities are and take a deep dive into the 3 factors that drive their prices: supply, demand, and politics.

Jun 25, 2018
Olive Garden stock carbo-loads itself, Instagram TV is now a thing, and the Supreme Court smacks ecommerce (hard)

Instagram’s the “Copy Cat of the Day” with IGTV. Olive Garden’s sales growth is just an illusion, but shareholders still love it. A Supreme Court ruling is brutal news for online retailers, but solid for Brick-and-mortars and all 50 states.

Jun 22, 2018
Winnebago is our “MMVP,” PayPal treats itself to a $400M startup, and MoviePass gets smacked by theater legend AMC

Winnebago is a camping and recreation force to be reckoned with as sales of RVs, campers, and boats keep rising aggressively. AMC movie theater chain has a $20/month subscription offer to destroy MoviePass. And PayPal is going after all business payment platforms: Bricks, mortars, and online.

Jun 21, 2018
Tesla got sabotaged, Canada Goose warms China, and the Trade War just got really real

Canada Goose shares are soaring as the faux-rugged parka company aims to expand hard with Alibaba to Beijing. The Trade War with China could very quickly cost Americans $200 each per year. And Tesla’s tough work-life imbalance might have caused one employee to blow up.

Jun 20, 2018
2 big corporate scandals but only 1 arrest, SurveyMonkey leaks IPO plans, and Jetblue’s birthing a new baby airline

JetBlue’s founder raised $100 million to start another JetBlue-like airline startup. SurveyMonkey’s giving Wall Street what it wants -- another “Enterprise” IPO. And we learn a huge difference between the auto and finance industries in how they deal with scandals.    

Jun 19, 2018
The Three Critical Stages Of The Platforms You Use Everyday

Platforms are everywhere. Uber. Airbnb. YouTube. We focus on three unique platforms and their three critical stages to growth. You interact with them everyday, so you need to know what industry platforms will take over next.

Jun 18, 2018
The scoop on WeWork’s financials, suit legend Tailored Brands has a problem, and Microsoft straight-up copies Amazon

Tailored Brands (the men’s suit company) looked oversized, ugly, and unimpressive in Q1. Microsoft is going at Amazon’s Go concept with its own cashier-less shopping system to sell to retailers. And WeWork is looking for a giant valuation after revealing awesome Q1 financial reports.

Jun 15, 2018
Twitter’s winning the World Cup, there’s an insane movie theater chain you gotta know, and the Fed’s got news

A South Korean tech company is innovating the hell out of the movie theater experience. The Fed raised interest rates yesterday because the economy is too good for its own good. And Twitter shares are up a shocking 122% since the US presidential election (and made a big announcement related to the World Cup).

Jun 14, 2018
Weight Watchers Stock Gets Jacked, AT&T and Time Warner Can Now Hook Up, and Ford’s Unheard of Real Estate Deal

Detroit’s Central Train Station just became Ford’s 2nd corporate campus for futuristic travel. AT&T and Time Warner were given approval to merge, which had a huge impact on media stocks. And Weight Watchers is our MarketSnacks “Comeback of the Day” for turning itself into a lifestyle brand -- again.

Jun 13, 2018
Bitcoin Gets Hacked (Bad), Asia’s Streaming-Dating App Drama, and Fitbit’s Best Day Ever

When a Cryptocurrency exchange gets hacked for $37 million, Bitcoin hits its lowest level of the year. Taiwan’s funky M17 has a Tinder-meets-YouTube dating app — and they awkwardly ghosted their IPO. And Fitbit’s new kids version helped the stock to its best day ever (and we pulled two biz terms you gotta know out of it).

Jun 12, 2018
China's Three-Part Playbook for Economic Domination

China is in all the news. Markets, business, and politics. We explain how China plans to threaten the USA’s status as the economic leader of the world.

Jun 11, 2018
Lyft Wants You to Share, Stitch Fix Explained, and DocuSign Eins its First Earnings Ever

Stitch Fix is Amazon-proof thanks to its human and algorithm tag team. DocuSign lets users try free (which is key). And Lyft makes app changes that are good for you and for the world.

Jun 08, 2018
Jack Daniel’s is the Groin of the US Economy, Craigslist Fights Facebook, and Your Summer Vacay Flight Plans Got Pricier

We dive into Tennessee Fire Whiskey, which copied Fireball, which killed Jaeger. Craigslist is finally under pressure from Facebook 20 years after it was created in an email chain. And airlines are struggling with how to deal with increased oil prices.

Jun 07, 2018
Rue La La Gets Hitched to Gilt Groupe, Spotify's Covert Moves for Streaming Device, and MLB Buys a Rawlings Ball Glove

Hudson Bay's CEO ends short relationship with Gilt Groupe by selling to Rue La La. Spotify leaves behind 3rd (and biggest yet) hint it's developing its first hardware device. And Major League Baseball wants to buy Rawlings even though its sales are falling.

Jun 06, 2018
Apple’s New Feature Unveils, Vail Resorts’ Epic Mountain Binge, and McDonald’s Goes Kiosk Crazy

Our new term for $1 trillion companies (better than “unicorn”). Vail Resorts adds to its lead over Alterra for largest ski resort empire. And McDonald’s wins “Comeback Kid Of The Day” through its tech overhaul.

Jun 05, 2018
"Quitaly": 4 Things You Gotta Know On The Italian Debt Crisis

We've been here before... but this European crisis is different than Brexit and GRExit. And this Italian drama is going to get dragged out like a multi-season soap opera. Here are the main things you need to know to lead the conversation on "Quitaly."

Jun 04, 2018
J. Crew Gets Its Groove Back, Under Armour is JV Baseball, and America Slaps Trade Tariffs On Wrong Countries

J. Crew is learning big lessons from its Madewell brand and "relaunching" in 2018. Under Armour is not the same company it was in 2016 (when it signed a 10-year deal with Major League Baseball). And the US trade drama finally got real Thursday night as tariffs were imposed... on our allies.

Jun 01, 2018
The New eScooter Unicorn | Snapchat’s CEO Just Grew Up | Google’s Now a Phone Monster

Snap CEO Evan Spiegel addressed two scandals and finally punched back at Facebook. A $1 billion eScooter company is revolutionizing (and terrorizing) urban transportation. And Google’s wireless phone service is coming out to the world.

May 31, 2018
Pret A Manger Gets Devoured, SoulCycle Pumps the Brakes, and Salesforce Dominates (More)

JAB Holdings has acquired 10 coffee chains you love since 2012. SoulCycle decides not to IPO until it figures out what company it is. Salesforce crushed another earnings report.

Thanks to today's sponsor, Pitney Bowes (60 day free trial).

May 30, 2018
The 4 Things You Gotta Know To Own Any Self-Driving Car Convo

Apple partnered with VW on autonomous buses. Lyft invested in its human drivers. Uber showed us what’s under the hood. Self-driving everything dominated headlines last week, so we broke down the four things you gotta know to be a self-driving car convo hero. 

Thanks to today's sponsors Pitney Bowes (60 day free trial) and LinkedIn ($50 credit to post your first job).

May 29, 2018
Netflix Schools Mickey Mouse, the “Uber-for-Dog-Walkers” Gets Rich, and GE’s Awkwardly Awful Day.

Stocks dipped as Netflix hits a milestone Walt Disney wouldn’t have expected. Our go-to dog walking scale up is almost a unicorn, thanks to a fresh serving of $155M. And we’ve got one huge leadership lesson from General Electric’s brutal management mistakes. 

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May 25, 2018
Breakfast at Tiff’s. Uber’s Big Reveal, and Target’s $7 Billion Splurge

No Millennials are thinking about Tiffany’s jewelry - but they surprised us. Uber did something that Lyft would be too scared to do. And Target (we’re saying Tar-Jay) treats itself with a $7 billion makeover.

Thanks to today's sponsors Pitney Bowes and Audible (Text SNACKS to 500-500 to get started).

May 24, 2018
Zuck's EuroTrip, Tesla's Drama, TJ Maxx > Amazon, and the Cord-Cutting Hero

CEO Mark Zuckerberg survived EU parliament testimony as Facebook gears up for epic regulation. Tesla throws $35K Model 3 dreamers to the back of the line. TJ Maxx keeps crushing discounting. And Roku is the Stock Of The Day -- it's offering cord cutters what they want, but faces giant tech competition.

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May 23, 2018
Introduction to MarketSnacks Daily

Launching May 23rd, hosts Jack Kramer and Nick Martell filter out the noise to break down the daily digestible business stories you'll actually care about. Get informed (and enjoy it) in under 20 minutes with the MarketSnacks Daily.

May 17, 2018