• September 15, 2021

Freight costs jump as shipping rates, insurance premium soar

The sudden surge in container rates and insurance costs following the Russian invasion of Ukraine is expected to drive up freight costs across the world, industry executives and trade associations said. Container rates are up ten-fold in less than a fortnight, while war insurance premiums have risen 5%. The shipping industry, which plays a major…

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The Salted Cupcake in Kentwood offers ‘super decadent’ treats

The ‘wow’ factor is a common reaction at The Salted Cupcake in Kentwood. When customers step inside the shop, they’ll see items such as The Unicorn, a pink velvet cupcake topped with vanilla buttercream, sprinkles, marshmallow ears and a gold candle. Nearby, other varieties such as affogato, key lime pie, and peanut butter fudge are…

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Amadeus’ paprikash, pierogi inspired by owner’s travels around Europe

Perusing the menu at Amadeus Restaurant and Café is like sampling tastes from countries across Europe. From goulash to potato schnitzel, Amadeus seems to touch every part of central Europe. The menu is inspired by the travels of owner Pawel Sterozynski, who immigrated from Poland in the early 1980s and worked throughout Europe before opening…

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