Blinded by its lines out the door, Crumbs and its investors forgot a cardinal rule of specialty food. While it's not nice to shake a finger at nascent public companies whose dreams have been cast against the rocks, there are a few things food retailers and even manufacturers can learn from this month's closure of 50 Crumbs Bake Shops across 12 states - and it's not that people don't want cupcakes.
A mathematician at the University of Waterloo who crunched some numbers on smokers in the United States and Sweden says he found that social inertia slows the rate at which people stop smoking in Sweden. It was previously thought that … More
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