Tag Archives: new products

Starbucks, Japan and Poetry

I stopped by a Starbucks in Tokyo the other day, and was intrigued by a small packet of what looked like M&Ms (or Smarties or Gems, depending on where you’re reading this). It wasn’t the product, it was the decoration: … Continue reading

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Resveratrox Health Claims

We found it at a health food store. “Resveratrox Age Defying Soft Chews” it said, “Powered by Resveratrol from Red Wine Grape Skin.” It went on to claim that each chew (a square of soft candy) contained as much resveratrol … Continue reading

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A Different Disney Product

All the buzz right now is about The Princess and the Frog, the new Disney movie using old techniques and starring an African-American princess. But today, I came across a completely different Disney product: I was curious about this strange … Continue reading

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Naan Dog at Narita

Yesterday, at Narita airport in Japan, I encountered an interesting new product: The Naan Dog. I was intrigued. It spoke of innovation, globalization, and adaptive palates all at the same time. The Naan Dog product was clearly fusion, though I … Continue reading

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Versace and Video-games

Two news items caught my attention recently. Versace, which opened a store in Mumbai in 2006, is looking to expand in India. It opened a second store in Delhi, reportedly one of their largest outlets worldwide. And it’s trying for … Continue reading

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