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Planet Money

Two food and drink indicators

Dec 6, 2023
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The podcast explores the economic pressures on fish and chip shops in the UK and an inspiring story of an indigenous drink maker in Colombia. It also discusses the challenges faced by fish and chip shops due to rising costs and highlights the significance of these shops in UK communities. Additionally, it delves into a trademark dispute between a small company and Coca-Cola over a beer infused with Coca-leaf.
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Quick takeaways

  • The economic pressures faced by fish and chip shops in the UK are leading to rising costs and the closure of many businesses, turning fish and chips from a staple food into a luxury.
  • The trademark dispute between Fabiola Pinocue's company, Coca-Bear, and Coca-Cola highlights the clash of values between a multinational corporation and an indigenous community, emphasizing the complexities of trademarks and the significance of words in different cultures.

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The Pressure on Britain's Fish and Chip Shops

Fish and chip shops in the UK are facing economic pressures that have resulted in rising costs. Factors such as higher fish prices, energy costs, and packaging expenses have affected the profitability of these businesses. As a result, fewer people are buying fish and chips, leading to the closure of many fish and chip shops across the country. This shift is turning fish and chips from a staple food into a luxury.

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