Pandemic of Hunger

It’s 4 p.m. on a Friday, and dozens of children have begun to line up outside a home in a street in Delft, a working-class neighbourhood in Cape Town, South Africa. On a busy day, the queue will grow to be hundreds of metres long, sometimes snaking off into other streets. There is still an hour…Continue Reading

China’s Meituan Q3 revenue beats estimates as food delivery rebounds

Chinese food delivery giant Meituan on Monday reported third-quarter revenue that beat market forecasts, driven by a recovery in on-demand services after the end of restrictions imposed to curb the spread of COVID-19. Meituan, whose services include restaurant reviews and bike-sharing, said revenue rose 28.8% in July-September versus the same period a year prior to 35.40 billion…Continue Reading

Meituan in Q3 2020; revenues up 29%

Meituan’s total revenues grew by 28.8% YoY in the third quarter of 2020 and its profit increased by 17.9% YoY. Its paying users increased to 476.5 million in Q3 with 6.3 million active merchants. Food deliveryFor the third quarter of 2020, GTV of its food delivery business increased by 36.0% year-over-year to RMB152.2 billion.The daily…Continue Reading

How Jeff Bezos’ ‘customer obsession’ transformed Amazon from an online bookseller into a $1.4 trillion retail giant that’s burrowed into every corner of daily life

Jeff Bezos. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images This story is available exclusively to Business Insider subscribers. Become an Insider and start reading now. In 25 years, Amazon went from a small-scale online bookseller to a retail behemoth. Earlier this month, it launched its pharmacy delivery service, marking the company’s expansion into healthcare.  Marketing experts and…Continue Reading

2020 NFL power rankings, Week 13: Titans roll, Raiders humbled

TAMPA, FLORIDA – NOVEMBER 29: Tyreek Hill #10 of the Kansas City Chiefs celebrates a touchdown following a catch during their game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on November 29, 2020 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images) Use your ← → (arrows) to browseARLINGTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 26: Andy…Continue Reading

The origins and experiences of the Canadian NFL fan

In Canada, being an NFL fan doesn’t happen by accident and it’s not inherited. It’s a conscious and intensely personal choice.In a muggy Ontario summer, I was working a landscaping job when one of my coworkers told the crew that he was ready to take the leap, that first step every burgeoning Canadian NFL fan…Continue Reading

Laverne Cox Experienced a Transphobic Attack This Weekend: ‘I’m Definitely Triggered’

Laverne Cox experienced a transphobic attack the weekend of November 29 that has left her feeling “triggered.” Despite being “in shock” and still processing the violent interaction, the Orange Is the New Black star felt she needed to share her story for an important reason. “I haven’t gone live in a while, and this is a…Continue Reading