• Amazon, DHL, Maersk, and 12 more companies that are racking up profits as retail supply chains face unprecedented demand

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

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    As this year's holiday delivery season ramps up, US supply chains are struggling to cope with unprecedented logjams, even before COVID-19 vaccine distribution starts sucking away what little slack remains in the system. The intense pressure on logistics networks could leave retailers short of supplies, consumers empty-handed come Christmas morning, and a few well-positioned companies pocketing major profits.
    "As the economy has recovered, we've seen imports spike," Jonathan Gold, the National Retail Federation's head of supply chain and customs policy, said. "We've...
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  • Restaurant tech companies might be the key to drawing diners back amid higher COVID-19 rates, new survey data finds

    Restaurant tech companies might be the key to drawing diners back amid higher COVID-19 rates, new survey data finds

    2 days ago - By Business Insider

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    There are no winners during the pandemic. But some businesses are doing better than others. Restaurants, generally, aren't doing great. Tech companies are doing better. Tech companies that support restaurants might be the closest thing to a winner the restaurant industry has
    Restaurants have been through a lot this past few months. They were forced to close, then allowed to reopen slowly. Faced with a new, record-breaking wave of illness, restaurants in the US are again changing course, closing indoor seating, instituting curfews, and once again adjusting...
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