CHARLOTTE, N.C. — We’re all feeling the pain at the pump as we’re officially hitting the highest gas prices world wide. How do these prices impact APS?

• We’re seeing an increase as much as 70% in delivery prices for getting products to our warehouse.
• This leads to a price increase for the products.
• Which then leads to restaurants raising menu prices in order to balance the rising cost of products while the restaurant’s margin of profit is already thin.
• Not only are trucking costs rising, less trucks are on the road. This makes the demand for delivery even greater and more competitive.

It’s a tough situation to be in as restaurants are still dealing with the difficulties and impact of the past two years.