Oct 2 2023
Exploring the Food Industry: Delivery Wars, Waste Solutions, and the Ethics of Youth Marketing
Ready to get the lowdown on the food industry's biggest battles, innovative solutions to food waste, and the ethical implications of marketing to youth via social media? Buckle up! We're navigating the competitive landscape of food delivery giants - Instacart, DoorDash, and Uber Eats, and exploring how they're evolving to stay ahead. But it's not all corporate skirmishes; we're also shining a spotlight on Marty, a novel platform making big strides in combating food waste. Since its launch in September 2021, they've saved over 2.5 million pounds of food - and that’s just the beginning of their story.We're not stopping there, though. We're peeling back the layers on food marketing and sustainable packaging, dissecting the ethical importance of transparency in brand claims. With examples from Whole Foods, the Impossible Burger, and more, it's a deep dive into what it truly means to be 'sustainable'. Then, we're pressing play on a conversation inspired by Sophia Paley's poignant article, Social Media: A Teenage Wasteland. We're giving the mic to the youth, discussing the realities of social media's impact, and wrestling with the ethics of advertising to young people. It's a bold conversation and it's high time we had it. So join us as we traverse these food industry landscapes, don your headphones, and prepare to be enlightened.