Taming the Beast: How Beverage Professionals Are Managing Inflation

A global pandemic, labor shortages, supply-chain snags, and now inflation. Though different markets have micro-trends, every restaurant and wine bar operator in the United States has dealt with an endless barrage of calamities. How do businesses, many running on razor-thin margins, manage to stay afloat? Unfortunately, few great solutions exist beyond raising prices, shopping around, and accepting calculated losses—though some have turned to creative strategies with pricing and product selection.