Business Insider Parent Nears Deal to Buy Controlling Stake in Morning Brew

Business Insider parent Insider Inc. is nearing a deal to acquire a controlling stake in Morning Brew, a news startup known for a popular email newsletter on business and finance, according to people familiar with the situation.

The terms the companies are discussing would value Morning Brew at over $75 million, including certain performance incentives, the people said. The companies haven’t completed a deal, and the talks could still fall apart.

The sale of Morning Brew is a bright spot in a digital-media sector that has faced a number of challenges. The online-ad market was already under pressure before the coronavirus pandemic exacerbated the situation.

Newsletters, including those operated by companies like Morning Brew, theSkimm and traditional media outlets, are viewed as attractive, partly because they can help companies expand the reach of their content and recruit new subscribers. Newsletters often command higher advertising rates than traditional display ads in

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‘Good Morning America’ helps boost business for artisan company in Hershey

An artisan spice company in Hershey was recently showcased on “Good Morning America.”

Calicutts Spice Company at 130 W. Chocolate Ave. was featured Oct. 3 in the show’s ″Deals and Steals,” a segment that offers viewers discounted items from a variety of vendors.

“We received over 3,000 orders from the segment, which is more than half of what we have had come in via our website and Etsy all year,” said Jessica Hughes, Calicutts’ co-owner with her husband, Randall.

The couple took over Calicutts, known for its handcrafted spice blends made from spices sourced from around the globe. Its founder Robert Orth announced he was stepping away from the company to spend more time with his family.

About 10 years ago, Orth, who is also a full-time research professor, began tinkering with wholesale spices and a coffee grinder as a hobby. He wanted to create blends not made with MSG,

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