Battle brewing for dominance in grocery market

By ASHBY FOOTE,

Coming soon to a marketplace near you – two of America’s biggest and most famous companies face off in a food fight to end all food fights.  At stake is nothing less than the $800 billion Americans spend every year on groceries.  On one side is an old disruptor that is now the King Kong of groceries, Walmart.  On the other side is a new disrupt







Craft breweries take us back to the future

By ASHBY FOOTE,

Those intrigued by the ongoing reinvention of old bombed out spaces in cities across the country would do well to read “Masters of Craft – Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy.” The author, Richard Ocejo, is a professor of sociology at John Jay College in New York City and he has immersed himself in these once industrial but now gentrifying urban


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Cheering for Jackson Prep this year are (from left, back) Eliza Hollingsworth, Margaret Dye, Livi Mathews, Addy Katherine Allen, Rosemary McClintock, Kennedy Cleveland, Rachel Rutledge, Mari Lampt