Andrew Adam Newman

Senior Reporter, Retail Brew newman[AT]morningbrew[DOT]com

United States

On the retail beat for Retail Brew, part of the Morning Brew empire. More than 500 articles in The New York Times in numerous sections including Business, Style and Arts. Other outlets include New York magazine, Salon, Adweek and Studio 360. Previously served as editor for alternative newspapers in Pittsburgh, Maine and Boise.

Retail Brew
Inside LaRosa's pick-up order strategy

Domino’s, a delivery pioneer, is now offering customers $3 to pick up their pizzas. Here’s how a smaller pizza chain developed its pickup strategy.

Retail Brew
Inside the "Chipotlane" strategy

Don’t call it a “drive-thru.” Chipotle says its pick-up window is faster, more efficient, and part of an industry-wide effort to promote takeout over delivery.

Retail Brew
We got waited on by a robotic server

It delivers food from the kitchen, returns with dirty plates for the dishwasher, and sings “Happy Birthday.” But it’s here to help servers, not replace them.

Retail Brew
Are you a "circular"?

Circulars both sell and buy used clothing. A new survey suggests they’re reshaping fashion.

Retail Brew
Why is Memorial Day so big for mattress sales?

June is often the month when many mattress companies introduce new products. And—duh!—mattresses are big, so to make room for the latest models, retailers have to clear last year’s pillowtops out of their warehouses and showrooms.

Retail Brew
How an Ohio saloonkeeper came up with the cash register

Saloon owner James Ritty suspected that his bartenders were putting payments in their pockets instead of the till. Working with his brother, he invented what would become the first cash register, and making its intention to thwart sticky-fingered employees clear, Ritty called it “Ritty’s Incorruptible Cashier.”

Retail Brew
How growing a beard went from a rejection of grooming to a grooming bonanza

There’s a new drugstore category that’s really growing and, fittingly, is about really growing: beard care. It would have been a challenge to find a single beard-care product in CVS or Target a decade ago, but, in most stores today, the facially hirsute are greeted with an assortment of beard oils, balms, shampoos, and conditioners.

It's Long Past Time to Get That Beard Under Control

Good thing men are warming up to some new tools. Some men working from home and growing beards for the first time are coming to the realization that their facial hair is a tangle of waves and curls. But Matt Vilanova discovered how unmanageable his beard can be years ago.

New York Times
Women Who Dye Their (Armpit) Hair

The Internet is up to its armpits with women who dye their armpit hair, including Miley Cyrus, who displayed her pink underarms in a photo posted on Instagram.

How to Pick A Shaving Brush

Shaving brushes are soaring in popularity, part of a broader resurgence in traditional shaving practices.

Advertising and Media

Ain't No Topping Us Now

The hottest trend within the fast-casual segment: build your own. The format was up 22 percent in sales in 2014, compared to 11 percent for made to order.

With Ebola Scare, Hand Sanitizer Cleans Up

Sales of hand sanitizer surged during the Ebola scare, increasing about 56 percent in October 2014 over the previous year. And a hand-sanitizer billboard company soared.

Social Media




Books and Publishing

Public Radio

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
Portrait of a Dog

Photographer Amanda Jones takes pictures of dogs - and her work is in high demand.

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
Helms and Stein

What if retired Senator Jesse Helms could recite a lesbian love poem by Gertrude Stein?

Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen
American Standard

A a new film currently in production called American Standard takes place entirely in New York bathrooms, public and private.