Meal Kits Are the New Daily Deals

meal kitsYou know it’s a fad when print media rushes in.

Remember 2011, when Hearst, Meredith, The New York Times and dozens of major newspapers all launched their own Groupon-style daily deals services?

“Should Groupon be worried?” Ad Age asked.

The services didn’t last long. TimesSelect, the Times’option, is no longer available. I could only find one survivor: the San Diego Union Tribune. (Singles Hawaiian Luau Party anyone?)

Now it’s happening again, but with meal kits. Startups selling ingredients in a box have surged in popularity in recent years. Blue Apron now ships eight million meals a month through its subscription service. (At $10 each, that’s $960 million in annual revenue.) The company is valued at $2 billion, which is higher than Groupon’s GRPN 2.43% current market value.

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How Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ Put This Entrepreneur on the Map

Beyonce "The Formation World Tour" - Houston

HOUSTON, TX – MAY 07: Beyonce performs onstage during ‘The Formation World Tour’ at NRG Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Beyonce wears a custom Atsuko Kudo bodysuit and Alexandre Vaulthier boots. (Photo by Larry Busacca/PW/WireImage)

The singer’s viral power extends beyond the music industry

Sarah Choi’s fashion career can be divided into two stages: Before and after Beyoncé.

The 31-year-old designer, who worked at Calvin Klein for years before starting her own line in 2013, was a virtually unknown designer, reports The New York Post.

And then Beyonce’s Lemonade dropped.

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