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However sufficient buttering up — we’re not making toast right here. Although in case you have been in a breakfast-y kinda temper, in the present day’s function presentation would possibly get you questioning simply how late you’ll be able to take a second breakfast.
What about third breakfast? Fourth? All-day Hobbit-sized breakfasts?
Umm … certain? You do you, identical to The Weeshump over right here is singlehandedly supporting the Wheat Chex commerce:
Mr. Nice Stuff,Your Tuesday missive regarding the dire prospects for the way forward for breakfast cereals touched a nerve in me, as if my loopy bone had a run-in with a doorjamb. Why? Properly, this boomer has been a lifelong shopper of breakfast cereal virtually to the purpose of fanaticism, or obsession.
And I’ve settled on Wheat Chex because the optimum selection for a wide range of causes (excessive fiber, low sugar, calorie dense, and so on. and so on.). The connected pictures give an inkling of my visceral attachment to Wheat Chex. I can solely hope that I meet my demise earlier than Wheat Chex disappears from the market, in any other case I’ll know not what to do with myself within the morning as I stare absently at my unfilled cereal bowl, spoon in hand.
— Jeff aka “The Weeshump”
Welcome again to the highlight, Jeff-f-f! The Weeshump makes an look as soon as extra — and my, oh my, do wheat have lots to cowl.
When first studying your return missive, my eyes brightened, aglow on the prospects of discovering a fellow fiber-full fanatic. However … Wheat Chex? Actually?!
There’s cardboard on the market with extra zest, my man! That’s why they made Chex Combine … to present you one thing else to eat whilst you choose the wheat Chex out.
Now, I’m not one to knock any obsession — at the least you didn’t say Grape Nuts — contemplating most days at Nice Stuff are spent making market memes and imprecise popular culture gags. I’m simply … stunned/impressed? Yeah, let’s go along with “stunned/impressed.”
Possibly it was your existential dread of a life sans Wheat Chex. Possibly it was your closet stuffed with Wheat Chex. Possibly it was your Wheat Chex Halloween costume (OK, I’m kidding about that final half).
Sir, wasn’t this an investing e-newsletter sooner or later?
Oh, don’t fear, we’re getting there. Sheesh…
In case you too learn the unique Kellogg (NYSE: Okay) article that Jeff’s speaking about, you’d know that Kellogg is splitting its enterprise in three: snacks, cereal and plant-based meals. (In case you didn’t learn that article, nicely, now .)
Nice Stuff’s conclusion? Whereas snackers are snacking greater than ever, the jury continues to be out on plant-based meals … and cereal’s stranglehold on the day by day weight loss plan appears to be slipping.
In comparison with different grain-gobbling generations, quite a lot of younger’uns simply aren’t as eager on the stuff, regardless of what number of new ultra-sugary selections come out.
I imply … Wendy’s ice cream cereal? Severely? That is what you assume individuals need? My man Jeff certain ain’t biting on that — not so long as Wheat Chex exists on the planet.
That mentioned, cereal consumption considerably perked again up through the pandemic as individuals stocked up on extra packaged meals. A handful of cereal straight from the field is an ideal on-the-go snack whilst you aimlessly roam round your condominium, mulling over your life selections in isolation. However anyway…
My level is, Nice Ones, we are able to all conform to disagree on our particular selections of cereal (shout-out to the OG Honey Bunches of Oats, what what).
However in case you have been trying to make investments in cereal — with out turning your closet right into a Wheat Chex stockpile — the soon-to-be Kellogg cereal spinoff won’t be the balanced breakfast you’d assume it’s.
There’s a cause why Kellogg is shedding the useless weight of shredded wheat. As Liz Younger, head of funding technique at SoFi, places it:
For survival and maintaining with market tendencies, corporations do have to have a look at what their most worthwhile strains of enterprise are and the place they need to spend most of their time and focus.
Right here’s a touch: It ain’t cereal. It’s snack meals. And this spinoff will principally let Kellogg’s new, higher-growth snack division run free … untethered by ho-hum cereal gross sales. That is about to be a Sugar Smacks smackdown.
In case you have been in search of one thing really price snacking on, Clint Lee has the hookup:
Some name him Mr. Bullseye. I name him Our Man Clint … however you’ll be able to name him no matter you need. The one factor you’ll be able to’t name him is LOSER!
Because the market falls off the bed in 2022 — down as a lot as 20% — Clint has silently been sticking it to the bear market with a 90% win charge and double-digit features.
And once you see how he’s doing it … you’ll by no means take a look at a bear market the identical method once more.
Click on right here for extra.
Now that we’ve lined that not-so-cereal dialogue, let’s see what else is floating across the Nice Stuff mailbag this week.
Round The World, Round The Woooorld
I’d a lot moderately take six months and cruise the world for half the worth of the Disney Jet Tour. You may choose your favourite locations, and there’s no query which you can’t beat the service on a cruise ship.
— Ronn Okay.
Six months of entry to the buffet? Would you like me to have a coronary heart assault on board?!
In case you’re confused concerning the six months of pure fulfilling laziness that Ronn right here is engaging us with, you may need missed this challenge of Nice Stuff. In it, we talked up Disney’s (NYSE: DIS) new $100,000-plus around-the-world jet tour.
First, the quick details and fast math: Six months of not having to scrub, prepare dinner, make your mattress … versus near-daily flights on a jet with 70 different Disney uber-fans? Yeah, it’s not that tough of a call (until you occur to be one among mentioned Disney uber-fans).
Now, anecdotally, sure members of the Nice Stuff group have, in their very own travels, run into people who’ve principally deserted all onshore worries and lived aboard cruise ships for prolonged intervals of time.
That’s like “individuals kinda conversant in the individuals conversant in the matter,” but it surely is attainable and it does occur. (Some say you’ll be able to even get Wheat Chex on board.) So in case you’re that into cruising, who am I to evaluate?
However … however … then you definitely don’t get to brag about paying The Mouse $100k for a kinda-sorta-not-really “non-public” non-public jet!
Precisely proper. And that’s why Disney’s off doing its Disney factor — for these with that type of money to throw round and can in all probability be OK with any upcharge or add-on Disney decides to tempt them with.
However Ronn right here? You’re a bang-for-your-buck kinda traveler — a traveler after my very own coronary heart.
Cruising, with its varied value factors between get together/puke boat and luxurious voyaging, won’t be everybody’s definition of “luxurious.” However for a lot of people, it completely suits the definition of “worth.”
Can you set a worth on folded towel animals and candies in your cabin? I say nay nay. That’s one level for cruising … and nada for The Mouse.
Hehe, what about Disney cruises? Checkmate, Nice Stuff.
Free Stuff! In The Sky!
Good day, Nice Stuff Man,PULL!….BLAM, BLAM, BLAM
Bye Bye supply Drone.
Are the drones going to be comprised of Kevlar? Invisible? Make deliveries solely at nighttime?
What within the heck makes anyone assume that many, many, many drones is not going to be blasted out of the sky, just like the engaging targets they are going to be?
Hoards of newly unemployed supply drivers shall be locked and loaded and “out for bear.” Driverless vans???? Newly unemployed truck drivers…… BLAM, BLAM, BLAM 3 into the engine bay. Bye Bye Truck.
— Captain Jay
Puuuuuuull, Black Betty … BLAM BLAM BLAM.
Black Betty had a drone … BLAM BLAM BLAM.
The rattling factor received stoned … by the neighbor’s child along with his slingshot. In all probability not what Ram Jam had in thoughts, however hey, greatest intentions…
Talking of greatest intentions, I don’t assume dronemakers intend for his or her drones to be slingshot-proof, not to mention protected against some other projectiles. And as for invisibility tech, Captain Jay … nicely, the U.S. authorities is staying mum on that one.
However very first thing’s first. It’s really a federal crime to shoot down drones — supply or in any other case — beneath U.S. aviation legal guidelines. In actual fact, the punishment is simply as harsh as taking pictures down any crewed cab.
Will this deter each drone-happy hunter who actually needs to get his arms in your aunt’s brand-new crock pot? No. After all not. But it surely’s sufficient to maintain most individuals in line.
Second, because of cameras and AI tech relaying data again to base — to not point out monitoring units transmitting every drone’s location in actual time — it’ll be fairly simple for corporations to see the place their drones “disappeared” in the event that they’re shot down.
As of late, stealing another person’s packages is akin to shoplifting in a retailer. Certain, you are able to do it … however you’re in all probability gonna get caught proper fast. (Hey, not everybody remembers their ski masks after they’re out committing crimes.)
However let’s say none of these components work in large field retailers’ favor.
What we now have here’s a state of affairs that Amazon and Walmart would name “the price of doing enterprise.” Principally, there are a sure variety of drones that can both disappear or incur injury every year — and as long as it stays a small minority, shops will merely eat these prices.
Hey, I by no means mentioned it was an ideal system … however retailers already account for theft, delivery damages and gear malfunctions of their day-to-day companies, and this isn’t all that completely different.
As for unemployed supply drivers utilizing vans for goal apply … nicely, that’ll go down about in addition to taking pictures planes out of the sky.
However since we’re on the subject of driverless tech already … and the AI software program behind it, test this out:
Tech leaders in Silicon Valley are speeding to roll out their variations of this brand-new AI tech.
Financial institution of America says it’ll spur the “quickest rollout of disruptive tech in historical past.” And the CEO of Microsoft says that is “the defining know-how of our time.”
However the window for reaping the largest income within the shortest period of time is closing quickly … and solely savvy buyers who get in in the present day have the very best shot at raking in these large features.
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