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ThisIsRetail #25

posted: 23 August, 2019

Welcome to ThisIsRetail, your weekly look at some of the more diverse and unexpected stuff influencing the way we buy, sell, and consume in the 21st century.

Disruptors are all well and good when they’re messing with someone else’s crappy business model. But the minute they start messing with our food, our music or our movies they’re going to find themselves in a world of pain.

This week we’ve been thinking about the unhappy accidents, unintended consequences, and downright unacceptable outcomes disruptors have caused.

Netflix. Spotify. Deliveroo. Sort it out.


  • Pork Pies
    Chain restaurants are selling dishes under different brand names on Deliveroo. Consumers have no idea.
  • Grateful Dead
    In the age of Netflix, dead authors have never had it so good.
    [Financial Review]

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