• Restaurants are struggling to staff workers after laying off employees at the onset of the pandemic.
  • Amazon’s hiring spree and higher pay is eating into the US restaurant labor force, an expert says.
  • Fast-food chains are working to lure workers back with incentives, but it may not be enough.
  • See more stories on Insider’s business page.

As restaurants struggle to find workers, one expert says Amazon is partly to blame.

Amazon has long been a disruptive force in the US market. In 2016, Amazon was blamed for killing off malls and retail chains like Borders and Circuit City through its

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Bloomberg

There’s Plenty Worrying Investors as Europe’s Stocks Hit Records

(Bloomberg) — European equities are at records, vaccination rates are picking up and central banks are funneling trillions of dollars into the economy. But there is still plenty that could go wrong, with a resurgent coronavirus outbreak, another missed summer holiday season and elections keeping investors up at night.While the pandemic turned 2020 into a stock market roller-coaster, 2021 has begun on a more optimistic note. The Stoxx Europe 600 Index has jumped 9.6% this year and hit an all-time high in April, the VStoxx Index of euro-area volatility has

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By Victoria Waldersee

LISBON (Reuters) – A new rule banning food companies from comparing plant-based products to dairy in their marketing could be agreed by European Union negotiators this week, despite protests from firms including Danone, Nestle and Unilever.

Products like Nestle’s Nescafe Almond Latte, described on the package as a ‘delicious alternative to dairy’, or Danone’s Alpro ‘plant-based alternative to Greek-style yogurt’ would need new slogans, lawyers said.

Even the package design of a soy drink resembling a milk carton could be construed as an ‘evocation’ of milk products and thus banned, they said.

“It would be almost impossible

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LONDON (Reuters) – Exports of food and drink from the United Kingdom to the European Union plunged by 75.5% in January, the Food and Drink Federation said on Monday, attributing much of the fall to post-Brexit barriers.

The lobby group said the worst hit trade route was to Ireland. In January 2020, Ireland was the UK’s biggest market, representing around 18% of total food and drink exported. A year on the figure had dropped to only 5%, it said.

While pre-Brexit stockpiling and weak hospitality demand during the pandemic will have been a factor, the Federation said “much of” the

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Dublin, March 16, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The “Europe Ginseng Extracts Market By Application (Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverages, Dietary Supplements and Cosmetics & Personal Care), By Form (Powder and Liquid), By Country, Industry Analysis and Forecast, 2020 – 2026” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.

The Europe Ginseng Extracts Market is expected to witness market growth of 8.9% CAGR during the forecast period (2020-2026).

The market of ginseng extract is experiencing appreciable gains for powder dosage form over capsule or liquid form. An increase in the demand for ginseng extract is attributed to strong product usage in the production

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