Starwood Capital's Barry Sternlicht told CNBC the government should pay people bonuses for returning to work, then "tax them because they have a job."
Wendy's new fries recipe is four years in the making, and uses a different batter that the chain says keeps fries hot and crispy for longer.
The Hottie Sauce, created by Megan Thee Stallion, will be available in Popeyes restaurants beginning October 19.
Food wholesaler Brakes has boosted pay by up to 20% to attract staff - and the costs may eventually be passed onto consumers, a director told the BBC.
Issues like labor shortages and port congestions are contributing to delays and disruptions retail companies face ahead of the 2021 holiday season.
The massive jets could fly goods directly from Asia to the US - evading port delays that could tack on weeks to a delivery date.
Other retailers have come under fire for destroying inventory, including Amazon, Nike, Victoria's Secret, H&M, and Eddie Bauer.
Reuters viewed thousands of Amazon emails and plans showing its strategy for copying rivals and rigging search results to boost private label sales.
Workers are increasingly put off by working conditions, low wages, and lack of career progression, experts told The Post.
David Adelman's net worth is north of $1 billion. For the past 22 years, he's been CEO of Campus Apartments. The bulk of his wealth comes from FS Investments.
UK law firm Leigh Day argues that Amazon drivers should have employee rights, given the amount of control Amazon exerts over them.
Walmart's commitment is part of a pledge by large US companies to move more cargo from shipping docks, the White House said.
After Walgreens locations in San Francisco struggled with shoplifting for years, the company opted to close five more of its Bay Area stores.
A record 892,000 accommodation and food services employees quit their jobs in August, leading to the highest quit rate of any sector in the economy.
"Maybe you'll get a smaller tree than normal, or a different variety," Christmas-tree farmer Dana Furrow told Insider. "But they all look beautiful."
"The only thing I know for sure about the congestion here is that everyone is blaming someone else," a California port worker told Insider.
The new charging station in the Taco Bell will take up 16 parking spaces: six for the chargers, 10 for solar panels.
The logjam is due, in part, to a shortage of drivers certified to operate heavy goods vehicles, known as HGV drivers. It may need to turn ships away.
"We don't know," one cannabis industry exec told Insider. "And not just on the timeline, but also what we're going to be allowed to do."
The first-in-the-nation rule applies to retailers with 500 or more workers in the state, and goes into effect in 2024.
Victoria's Secret is the biggest lingerie retailer in the US. But it lost a share of the market as women looked for more body-positive brands.
On Columbus Day- or Indigenous Peoples' Day - the post office and most banks are closed, while the stock market and most retailers are open.
A handmade calligraphy brush, custom made for a master calligrapher, can cost over $1,000. Each brush tip takes over a month to make.
One expert told the FT that we might not see bare shelves everywhere, but that retailers will struggle to stock in-demand items, such as toys.
Some ships are having to wait at sea for nine days before they can get a spot in the port, the head of the Georgia Ports Authority said.
Waits have gotten consistently longer each year, but sales are also up. The future of fast food is slower service and longer lines.
When revenue dropped to "literally zero" at Australian candy store Sticky, the owner and his daughter turned to TikTok to save the business.
Customers have referred to the blue prank drinks as the "tropical drink," "tropical refresher," and "forbidden refresher." None are on the menu.
"It's good for the community because it brings jobs," local resident Rosano Ochoa Builon said of the Amazon facility. "The factory is welcome."
The flood-hit Chao Phraya Antique Café in Thailand's Nonthaburi City has attracted locals for its wet and wild dining experience.
After months of coping with abuse, many frontline workers are desperate to find jobs without customer-facing tasks to avoid harassment and burnout.
A Lafrance Hospitality manager told a local outlet that persistent staffing issues posed serious problems for South Coast Massachusetts restaurants.
Multiple companies told Insider that some candidates accept a job but don't turn up for their first shift or end up quitting a few weeks later.
Products like Ben & Jerry's ice cream, Kellogg's cereal, and McCormick spices are expected to be low in stock in stores as more shortages hit the US.
The company announced it would be launching its new Genie+ feature, which includes lightning lanes, where you can pay to skip ride queues.
As New Yorkers adjust to a ban on single-use plastic bags, one designer is turning them into luxury totes.
Hudson Hamrick, of North Carolina, pleaded guilty to buying Amazon products and then returning cheaper ones over a period of several years.
There were 11.4 million retail, food service, and cashier jobs in the US last year. "That's a lot of people getting stomped on," Steve Rowland said.
Many millennial women are seeking out more sustainable options than fast-fashion as they return to work or socializing - and striking out.
A five-day breakfast giveaway forms part of McDonald's first big national thank you gesture for teachers, its vice president of marketing said.
By stocking fewer products and having a larger portion of own-brand goods, discount stores have more flexibility to manage the supply chain crisis.
Judge Jon S. Tigar dismissed a lawsuit against Subway over its tuna sandwiches because the plaintiffs failed to meet the legal standards to sue.
With the new Disney Genie+ service - which replaces the free FastPass service - customers will need to pay extra if they want to skip lines.
TikTok's algorithm allows new creators to go viral more easily than on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, experts previously told Insider.
Restaurants are in crisis as workers continue to quit at record rates, forcing dining room closures and fewer hours.
US Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo told CNBC on Friday that US consumers will likely feel the impact of the supply-chain crisis well into 2022.
Interest in dalgona candies, a popular Korean sugary toffee snack, spiked after it was featured in a deadly challenge on Netflix's 'Squid Game.'
What should have been a quick errand turned into a multi-hour, multi-store scavenger hunt that demonstrates how the shipping crisis changed shopping.
Searches for "Squid Game" Halloween costumes are up 50,000% from last week, and other top spots are rounded out by characters from TV and video games.
Advertising is one of Amazon's fastest-growing businesses, representing more than 10% of the US digital ad pie.
Over 60% of fast food owners said in a survey that they'd closed part of their dining rooms in August.
"Our membership has reached record levels, and our members are telling us it's 'game on' this Christmas," Sam's Club exec Tony Rogers said.
Restaurant operators are employing strategies to minimize losses with few workers, including closing dining rooms, cutting hours, and downsizing menus.
Supreme is tapping into sentiment around The Great Resignation by selling a $198 quilted jacket with embroidery that says, "Quit your job."
Since "Squid Game" debuted on Netflix, clothes resembling those worn by characters in the dystopian thriller have spiked in search volume and sales.
The fashion giant now offers paid time off for staff dealing with abortions, miscarriages, fertility treatment, and gender-reassignment surgery.
In an age of constant shortages, Olive Garden provides a much-needed reprieve with its huge portion sizes and barrage of breadsticks.
Virtual restaurants cut down on labor and real estate costs, which is even more appealing as labor costs rise.
Halloween costumes based on the popular dystopian thriller TV show "Squid Game" are on fire, and the internet is clamoring over how to make one.
Dollar stores are among retailers raising prices as inflation soars on the rising cost of labor, raw materials, and supply chain expenses.
Lissette Morales Willis and her husband spent over $30,000 to launch the food cart and split shifts baking, cooking, and washing "a lot of dishes."
"I cannot imagine working for somebody and saying my pay is not enough," the former PepsiCo CEO told The New York Times.
The commodity that contributes to 75% of the world's clothing hit its highest price since 2011 on Tuesday. Experts say it's a bad sign for shoppers.
UK shoppers are snapping up frozen turkeys - and in the US, a supply crisis means consumers could struggle to secure their turkeys for Thanksgiving.
Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers will send half of its corporate staff into branches across the US this week, Bloomberg reported.
One county official told the Financial Times that Amazon's methods for gaining a $150 million tax incentive were "not a good-faith effort."
Walmart first announced its new GoLocal service in August, and it's now snagged a major first client.
Burger King will be the first major fast-food chain to sell the nuggets from Impossible Foods.
"You realize how much you rely upon this technology in today's world," Illinois boutique owner Kelley Cawley told Insider.
As a retail worker, Bennett Heyn thinks the stress of the pandemic and the tendency to panic-buy has made customer behavior worse than it was before.
Dollar General's founder J.L. Turner was "functionally illiterate" after he dropped out of school in third grade.
Not only do premium goods tend to command higher profit margins, the customers tend to be a bit less price sensitive when markups do happen.
Bayer, owner of sunscreen brand Bain de Soleil, says it doesn't plan on redistributing the product, despite resale demand and a Change.org petition.
The sketch for "Star Trek: Ego Quest" follows Jeff Bezos' mission "to just sort of fly around space goofing off in a ship that looks like a penis."
If you've enjoyed Bieber's hit song "Peaches" and are looking for a way to physically consume it, the singer's pre-rolled joints are perfect for you.
Some retailers have resorted to buying products from two years ago just to keep their shelves stocked, one insider said.
Texas Roadhouse sales are growing as part of the resurgence of casual dining, especially among rural customers in the south.
The former CEO of blood testing company Theranos is on trial for fraud.
In the COVID-era wedding boom, a wave of extravagant weddings is creating a windfall for wedding professionals who financially suffered during the pandemic.
A suspect was taken into custody after being accused of punching a restaurant manager in Madison, Wisconsin, over a mask-mandate dispute.
I ate some of my TGI Fridays burger the right way up and some upside down. In both cases it was very sticky and sauce dripped down my hands.
Mike Lindell and MyPillow returned to Fox News after two months, with an ad criticizing "cancel culture" and promoting pillows with biblical images.
Joey's Chicken Shack near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, has raised menu prices, cut opening hours and put salaries up because of the labor shortage.
The Chocolate Lab's owner said the restaurant was running with just five employees, down from 16 before the pandemic.
The bra comes at a time when Victoria's Secret is moving away from model-based marketing to cater towards a more universal audience of women.
The Flip'd restaurant in Kansas sells IHOP food with a twist, and focuses on convenience and fast service.
It feels empowering to be able to shop in a new way, but I also now feel locked into yet another financial relationship.
People often ignore that they're being rude to service workers, who bear the brunt of their problems with a company and get paid the least to do it.
A rising trend of "ghosting" in the hiring process is putting additional strain on the individuals who are left to do the job of several people.
The COVID-19 pandemic has seriously affected business at The Tartan Rooster, leaving its owner struggling to fill more than three tables a day.
A company spokesperson says there is no evidence that any customer information is being sold on the dark web.
There are no hidden or late fees with Walmart's "buy now, pay later" service, but some customers end up paying interest rates of 10% or more.
After debuting lounge and sleep apparel earlier this year, ThirdLove is launching activewear in an effort to become a full-fledged lifestyle brand.
Dunkin's menu flavors can vary wildly by country, and the chain's international locations stock some unique - and enviable - doughnuts.
The majority of Americans are worried that the ongoing supply-chain crisis will upset their life plans, according to a new study from Oracle.
Dollar Tree is testing $1.25 and $1.50 prices. This could mean it offers more variety and better quality items, analysts say.
Savage X Fenty, which has tested pop-up stores but largely operates online, wants to give shoppers the chance to try its underwear in person.
Outgoing Whole Foods CEO John Mackey said he and Amazon leadership agreed on COO Jason Buechel as his successor.
How to haggle for a bargain: Be friendly, develop a rapport with the seller, buy in bulk, don't take it personally, and be prepared to walk away.
Target is preparing for its holiday shopping season and incentivizing customers to start shopping early.