Travel brands commit to Cuba, David Chang does delivery, going to Antarctica to get offline.
–If traditional hotels can’t hope to beat Airbnb among money-conscious millennials, are microhotels the answer? The New York Times looks at why large hotels are shrinking their newest properties.
–In an age of price transparency, can fashion brands continue to turn off women with hidden “pink taxes”? Business of Fashion looks at gender-based price disparities.
–Fast Company profiles David Chang, of Momofuku fame, revealing that his next project, Ando, will be a delivery-only restaurant.
–The other Cuban revolution—in organic farming—could be “coming to your fridge,” writes Mother Jones.
–Also in Cuba, hospitality company Starwood has inked a deal to become the first US hotel chain to run Cuban properties in decades, writes the New York Times, while Carnival wins long-sought Cuban government approval to land in the country, per Fortune.
–“We’re more honest with our phones than with our doctors”—so will phones become portals to conduct better research? Via the New York Times Magazine.
–Can premium, lactose-free, low-sugar, high-protein milk become Coke’s next billion-dollar business? Bloomberg reports.
–Well+Good checks out the “growing wellness social club scene,” so you don’t have to.
–The New York Times covers a “festival summit” by Hunter Boots, discussing how fashion brands are using festivals to make “strategic shifts away from the accepted fashion-show system.”
–Pew Research Center finds that most Americans consider themselves lifelong learners, and many are turning to tech to further their knowledge.
–How can food brands give trendy superfoods staying power? The answer is in the supply chain, writes Food Navigator.
–Mobile shopping is exploding in China, where it accounted for nearly two-thirds of online purchases in the most recent quarter. Via eMarketer.
–VC cash may not be flowing in Silicon Valley like last year, but that didn’t stop tech companies at South by Southwest from partying like it’s 2015, writes Bloomberg.
–A Wired writer shows what lengths we’ll go to for a break from always-on culture, booking passage on a slow boat to Antarctica.