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The once vaunted Japanese print barons humbled whilst SmartNews soars to $2bn

Happy New Year 2022! Figures released last month showed that print media circulation in Japan declined 5.5% in 2021 to just over 30 million. In 2001 print media’s circulation exceeded 47 million daily copies.  The circulation decline has accelerated since 2017, dropping more than a million copies annually. Heaviest hit casualties were morning and evening …

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As Greek yogurt pioneer Chobani heads for the Nasdaq, what can it learn from Oatly?

With sales of $1.4b and a solid market position in the US and Australia, Greek yogurt brand Chobani joins a long list of start-ups going public. Chobani was founded by a Turkish immigrant in 2007 who bravely invested in a yogurt plant Kraft Heinz was selling in Columbus in 2005. Like many success stories, Chobani …

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Whilst GoPro’s footage is epic, its growth is slow-motion. Is it time for the founder to exit?

I confess to being a GoPro user. Their small action cameras are a self indulgence which I mainly use on snowboard trips, though I did once record a webinar video on one. At GoPro’s peak in 2015 the company sold over 6 million cameras a year. Unfortunately that number is now less than half. The …

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