Asian Snacks Are More Popular Than Ever In America. Here’s What That Says About Asian-Americans

Six years ago, Ezaki Glico, the Japanese maker of Pocky, announced plans for world domination via its chocolate-covered biscuit sticks. It made it a goal to make $1 billion in overseas annual sales by 2020, a milestone that no Asian snack brand has yet achieved. Even though its 2019 sales were only a little over $500 million, its upward trajectory was remarkable. Glico’s U.S. subsidiary had around $20 million in sales in 2015. Last year, it had $64 million.

The U.S. snacks market is the biggest in the world, dominated by domestic behemoths like Hershey’s and Mars. But

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How fish and chip shops have boomed in lockdown as the rest of our food industry struggles

App ordering and a mobile chip shop are just some of the ways in which fish and chip shops are staying open - Chris Watt
App ordering and a mobile chip shop are just some of the ways in which fish and chip shops are staying open – Chris Watt

It’s 8pm in Euxton, Lancashire, and fish and chip shop owner Andrew Crook is gearing up for a busy Friday. But rather than the usual queue of hungry locals after battered cod, mushy peas and maybe a chip barm (or butty, for southerners), the pavement outside remains deserted.

Instead, a steady stream of cars pull up, ready for one of the employees of Skippers of Euxton to pop open the boot, place their order and

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Starbucks brings Beyond Meat and Oatly to China with new plant-based lunch menu

(Reuters) – Starbucks Corp <SBUX.O> said on Monday it would roll out a plant-based food and beverage menu in China this week, launching Beyond Meat Inc <BYND.O> and Oatly products in a country which is trying to recover from coronavirus shutdowns.

The world’s biggest coffee chain has reopened most of its stores in China, where the outbreak appears to be slowing, and is banking on the new products to pull in more curious and environmentally-conscious diners.

The new lunch menu will feature pastas and lasagna made with Beyond Meat’s plant-based alternative beef products, and also include dishes from Omnipork, a

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You can’t do to-go business if no one comes. For Delta’s day-trip towns, pandemic takes toll

To-go orders won’t cut it for many businesses along the Delta.

For the tourist communities of Isleton, Walnut Grove and Locke, business has whimpered since the first set of COVID-19 “stay-at-home” orders and restrictions in March. In the small communities nestled alongside the bends of the Sacramento River, local residents don’t spend enough to keep business afloat.

They need visitors. They need people to come, stay, dine and enjoy their towns. And the coronavirus has cut them off.

“The traffic comes and goes, and no one stops,” said Banna Phat, owner of Alma’s River Cafe in Walnut Grove.

These town

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