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Beverage

A nationwide alcohol shortage is causing headaches for bars and restaurants

Unlike some of the other supply chain issues during the pandemic, low supplies of liquor, beer and wine could have serious impacts on an operator’s bottom line as dine-in service resurges.
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Financing

Inflation taking its toll on some consumers, but not others

The Bottom Line: On Thursday, Macy’s said its consumers were fine, while Burlington said its consumers were not, showing that inflation is first taking its toll on lower-income customers.

Marketing

The James Beard Awards return from the pandemic with an equity makeover

The awards, widely considered the “Oscars of the food world,” took a two-year pause to try to become more diverse, equitable and inclusive to give more chefs access to the potentially career-changing prize.

Technology

Off-premise diners continue to fall for third-party apps

Tech Check: A report from DoorDash shows that the big apps are increasingly becoming consumers’ chosen method for finding and ordering food to-go.