Business Wars

Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted by David Brown, former anchor of Marketplace. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John and American History Tellers.

https://www.wondery.com/shows/business-wars/?utm_source=rss

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 25m. Bisher sind 381 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint alle 2 Tage.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 6 days 8 hours 28 minutes

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episode 1: Denim Wars | Cowboys & Indigos


It's the 1930s and Californian jeans maker Levi Strauss & Co. is struggling. The Great Depression is destroying jobs and killing demand for its denim workwear. So when a craze for the Old West boosts demand for jeans, Levi's and its rival Lee seize the moment. But then an unfamiliar stranger swaggers into town looking to make their battle a three-way shootout. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! FIVERR - Check out FIVERR...


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 2020-11-02  25m
 
 

episode 2: Denim Wars | Old Western Blues


It's the mid-1800s and a young wholesaler called Levi Strauss is looking to cash in on the California Gold Rush. But when a wandering tailor approaches Strauss with a revolutionary idea, his business takes an unexpected turn into the world of workwear — and it will change his family’s destiny. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here  Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - You can try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ziprecruiter.com/bw.


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 2020-11-04  25m
 
 

episode 3: Denim Wars | Storming the Castle


It's the 1950s and young Americans are idolizing the new wave of Hollywood rebels and horrifying their parents by wearing jeans.  But as these post-war renegades take denim duds out of the workplace, the jean giants find themselves between a rock and a hard place...


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 2020-11-09  24m
 
 

episode 4: Denim Wars | From Freak to Chic


It's the late '60s and Levi's is seeking to stay on trend by tuning into the flower-power movement taking over San Francisco.  But keeping up with the ever-shifting tides of fashion is harder than it looks and soon Europe will be taking jeans onto an unfamiliar battleground: the catwalk. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ziprecruiter.com/bw.


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 2020-11-11  26m
 
 

episode 5: Denim Wars | Lord of the Flies


It's the '80s and Levi's is far out in front in the battle for denim dominance.  But Lee owner V.F. Corporation isn't giving up. It's about to make a major move that will pile the pressure on Levi's and threaten its status as market leader. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here


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 2020-11-16  25m
 
 

episode 6: Denim Wars | The Unravelling


It's 1999 and Levi's is a company in trouble. It's drowning in debt, out of fashion, and hobbled by sub-par distribution. But while Levi's searches for a way to make a comeback, a new, fast-growing enemy is out to convince people to abandon jeans altogether. Listen ad-free on Wondery+ here Support us by supporting our sponsors! Cratejoy - Sign up today at cratejoy.com/bw to get 30% off your first box AND early access to all Cratejoy’s holiday specials.


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 2020-11-18  27m
 
 

episode 7: Denim Wars | Are Your Jeans Blue or Red?


Consumers are increasingly looking to buy from brands whose values match their own, and denim is no different. These days, the jeans giants are not only facing down threats from each other, but navigating a new era of partisan consumerism. For more on how denim and other industries are appealing to consumers on both sides of the aisle, we speak with Cait Lamberton. She's a professor of marketing at Wharton who specializes in consumption behavior and marketing practice...


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 2020-11-23  24m
 
 
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