courier is a bimonthly magazine which reports on new businesses and global shifts in business with startup culture at its heart. it features profiles, in-depth features about trends and advice on how to grow a business.



as the legalisation of cannabis rolls out in North America the new Courier uses its cover story to understand the business opportunities that come up with that – speaking with business owners and investors from Canada, the US and further afield they find a rapidly expanding market. Elsewhere in the issue there’s a portrait of furniture manufacturer Vitsœ’s Mark Adams; the growth of home fitness; the future of railway arch retailers; lifestyle brands building hotels; should entrepreneurs get political?; inside the home of Walé Oyéjidé; and Portland’s tomboy emporium.
// from the issue: inside the cannabis economy //

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a bumper edition of Courier joins the roster, their biggest yet at 156 pages. This issue’s theme is ‘The Business of Design’ and features some fascinating features on designing coffee shops to hand-painted advertising signs. Elsewhere, there’s an excellent report on the success of beer bottle stores with craft beer scenes revolutionising how we consume it; a special look inside a Danish distillery; and a focus on freelancing which includes a 36-page supplement and how-to-guide to modern ways of working, as well as a freelancer’s guide to unwinding.
// from the issue: beer, there, everywhere – bottle shops are thriving on uk high streets //

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the new issue of Courier look at changing markets in various retail industries, including its cover story and excellent look at the rise of streetwear and at the success of internet fashion magazine, Highsnobiety. There’s a great look at how London’s restaurants are surviving despite closures of so many restaurants all over the UK – they talk to Dishoom, Patty and Bun, and Pizza Pilgrims. The issue also looks at the future for tattoo shops and artists, hypothesising concept stores with divergent routes.
// from the issue: streetwear’s rapid rise (and what comes next) //

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issue 22 of Courier blends its usual round-up of business trends, news, infographics and statistics with a bundle of longer features and case studies. this time, they take a look at the consumer market for flowers in the UK; an excellent look at start ups’ journeys to get their product onto supermarket shelves; and an interview with health experts on how technology is changing the NHS as well the privacy concerns that go with that. also in the issue: e-commerce in Mongolia; pregnancy tech wearables; squatting, and in-flight economics.
// from the issue: the new food and drink upstarts //
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issue #21 – female founders captures what diversity in business looks like today. in the issue there’s a look at the female founders of new start ups, including a new female professional network, coding school and event series for women looking to start a business. elsewhere in the issue there’s the lowdown on a new publishing model; an appraisal of whether Spotify is on a collision with music labels; a trip to Marrakech to visit their craft and design scene; and a whole host of graphs and statistics on trends in business today.
// from the magazine – special report: female founders //

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issue #20 – “who’s shaping the year ahead?” looks to the companies and sectors that will have a big impact in 2018. from digital doctors to streetwear brands, instagram influencers to voice apps, courier explores 15 areas where startups are seriously making their mark. they also profile enigmatic citymapper founder azmat yusuf, discuss the future of cars in the city, and take a trip to cape town. also: mowgli, the liverpudlian indian restaurant chain with national ambitions; revolut, how the fintech firm is doubling the size of its workforce in months; and papersmiths, a stationery store learning how to negotiate with landlords.

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