Disruptions in the supply chain are hurting small businesses, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the country.
A cafe in Melbourne has been shouldering the rising costs as the owner, currently handling the operations, is looking for solutions and alternatives to maintain the quality of food and service.
"We always make sure that we maintain our food quality. But at the moment, getting supplies for ingredients is becoming more challenging," shares small business owner Joan Sablan.
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