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TROUBLE IS BREWING in America. The reopening economy’s hunger for goods from China, and for the containers that carry them, has left importers of coffee, of which the average American guzzles two cups a day, struggling to ship the stuff from Brazil. They are using whatever they can get, says Janine Mansour of Port of New Orleans, where much of America’s raw coffee lands. That includes much bigger boxes, which reach maximum allowed weight before they are full. Importing part-empty containers adds extra costs, Ms Mansour says, and these will ultimately be swallowed by consumers.

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NASHVILLE, Tn. (WSMV) – Restaurants across Nashville are facing rocketing food costs as U.S. consumer prices increased nearly 1 percent last month, the most in 13 years.

Many restaurants have had to increase prices or remove menu items altogether.

“Frustrating to say the least but we’ve had a very good clientele that’s supported us,” Melissa Hall, manager at Noshville Deli said.

Even though the foodies have kept the eats flying out of Noshville Deli, it’s had to remove at least 30 percent of its menu because it can’t get the product or it’s too expensive.

“Corned beef, pastrami, they’ve become

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Olo, which makes online ordering software for restaurants, saw shares soar 39% in its public market debut on Wednesday.

The company priced shares at $25 per share, raising about $450 million at a valuation of $3.6 billion. The stock closed on Wednesday at $34.75 per share. Olo had initially said that its target price was $16 to $18 per share, before raising it to $20 to $22 per share on Monday. The stock is trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker “OLO.”

“For us, we are so well known within the restaurant industry but so unknown outside

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