Rising costs: F&B operators turn to cheaper ingredients, technology

Higher costs of electricity and food coupled with a staff shortage are creating headaches for Singapore's F&B operators. ST PHOTO: LIM YAOHUI
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SINGAPORE - Even as business picks up with the relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions on dining in, food-and-beverage (F&B) operators are facing another challenge - spiralling costs.

Besides an increase in food prices caused by supply-chain disruptions for products from China and Russia, electricity costs have also skyrocketed. Staff shortage, a result of a wave of foreign workers returning home after borders reopened, adds to their headache.

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