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BEEF Chat: Inside Costco | Beef Retail, Costco Meat, Charlie Winters
Today, Costco sells about 150 million lbs. of ground beef annually; a little more than that in muscle meats. With beef making up 18-19% of Costco's fresh meat sales on a value basis, Winter's group, which includes Jeff Lyons, Chris Ostrander, Doug Holbrook and Teri Free, is one of the largest buyers of beef in the U.S.
food 
january 2018 by sh
Tovala | Rethink Home Cooking
counter-top steam oven. pitching meal delivery service, but can also program in any recipe of steam/broil/cook.
food 
january 2018 by sh
Picanha | Johnny Prime
In the U.S., picanha is referred to as the rump cover, rump cap or coulotte.
food 
october 2017 by sh
A Slow-Motion Trainwreck Facing the Meal-Kit Industry | Hacker News
I feel like the real problem with meal-in-a-box delivery services is that they are trying to fill the empty shoes of a missing full-time wife and mom because there are more two career couples and both spouses now "need a wife" and it can't be found.

Here's what my family does: We hired an older woman (from thumbtack.com) to come to our house once a week for 4 hours and cook whatever is in the fridge. I make sure to have plenty of food in the fridge, spices, canned goods, etc. Then she cooks enough food for my 4 person family for about 5 - 6 days (excluding breakfast). She knows our preferences and takes requests. We pay her $25/hr ($100 week). I feel like everyone interested in these meal services should really just have a personal chef.

In the U.S., seeing any service position with obvious privilege connotations makes people uncomfortable. The meal-in-a-box industry is another clever way to work around this taboo, by hiding the lower-class service workers behind a clean user interface.

So patents and vertical integration aren't the only type of moat. Network effects shouldn't be overlooked. However, it's hard to see what network effects [besides just economies of scale] Blue Apron will be able to leverage.
business  food 
july 2017 by sh
The Slow-Motion Trainwreck Facing the Meal-Kit Industry
The problem Groupon faced was that their initial success validated a model that anyone could copy, and everyone who copied it increased both Groupon’s cost of customer acquisition and its churn rate. Instead of paying $2 for a $3/month annuity that lasted for years, they ended up paying $20 for a $3/month annuity that lasted just a few months.
business  food 
july 2017 by sh
Sprig is shutting down | Hacker News
100 years ago, every family prepared their own Tomato Ketchup from scratch, 50 years ago every family prepared their own Cookie dough from Scratch. We are evolving to higher level abstraction in Food consumption, following is my view where we will be by 2025 .
Here is my Vision (Comprehensive thought process) on the UNIT Economics of Food delivery, how this will manifest by the year 2025 .
Pre-requisites:
a) Massively centralized, highly Automated Kitchens : can prepare 10,000 meals/hour
b) offer quality Meals at $4/meal with delivery ( with Self driving fleet starting year 2022 )
c) Monthly meals plan : a family will buy pre-paid 60 meals/month plan, USE it or LOSE it in a month.
food 
may 2017 by sh
Why Are We Hungry? Part 2: Hunger Is The Product Of Multiple Perceptions And Motivations, Sometimes Conflicting - GNOLLS.ORG
satiety is response to nutrient absorption in the intestine, takes a few hours after eating. not an artifact of will power.

satiation is an estimation of future satiety, that, based on current food intake (oral stimulation, stomach fullness), that we should stop eating. it can be faked with will power.

less nutritious food can trigger satiation, but then not achieve real satiety, leading to being hungry again shortly after eating.
health  food 
july 2011 by sh

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