What we are reading and listening this week:
$15 Minimum Wage Will Help. But You Need Closer To $30 For Stability In N.J.
In a perfect world, raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour would simply help workers who are struggling to survive in New Jersey. But the reality is far different, as data shows that by 2024, when the $15 hike is fully implemented, some of those same people could still be struggling to scrape by without assistance.
6 Fashion Brands That Turn To Food And Restaurants For Inspiration Each Season
The ways in which kitchens are becoming interdisciplinary places that finally emphasize personal expression extends to sartorial decisions, and designers are taking note. In the food world, Hedley & Bennett, Tilit and Polka Pants are designing some of the first fashionable, kitchen-appropriate clothing that allows back-of-house staff to feel stylish.
Social Media Influencers Are The New Yelp Reviewers
But over the past few years, a new, even-thirstier-for-attention internet archetype has emerged: the Instagram influencer. Where the media was once obsessed with the sometimes-bad behavior of Yelpers, that attention has now largely shifted to Instagram influencers.
Blue Nalu Has Distinct N.J. Flavor: Ex-rutgers Food Center Head Cooperhouse Is Co-founder of ‘Aquaculture’ Venture
Lou Cooperhouse, the former co-founder, president and executive director of the Rutgers Food Innovation Center in Bridgeton, is embarking on his most ambitious endeavor, more than 3,000 miles from home. Cooperhouse has been quietly making waves as co-founder, CEO and president of Blue Nalu, a San Diego-based company that, if things go according to plan, could forever change the seafood industry.
Marketing Rebellion, Mark Schaefer
Are you overwhelmed by the breathtaking rate of change in the business world? Are confusing consumer trends, the unrelenting pace of technology, and the breakneck speed of digital marketing making you feel irrelevant and lost? Path-finding author Mark Schaefer provides an achievable and realistic framework to help you stay ahead of the curve by re-imagining marketing in a world where hyper-empowered consumers drive the business results.