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• reports that DoorDash has "added alcohol on-demand to its marketplace," saying that "customers across 20 states and the District of Columbia can now order wine, beer, or spirits for on-demand delivery or pickup from thousands of restaurants, grocery stores, and retailers."

According to the story, "DoorDash said it has built an alcohol catalogue for purchase across retailers and restaurants. Additionally, with the recent roll out of DoubleDash, customers in select markets will now be able to bundle alcohol with their restaurant meal on certain orders, the company said."

•  The Wall Street Journal reports that "shipping rates are going up faster than they have in nearly a decade, increasing pressure on merchants to raise prices or find other ways to offset higher costs.

"FedEx Corp. on Monday said shipping rates would go up an average of 5.9% next year across most of its services, the first time in eight years that it or rival United Parcel Service Inc. has strayed above annual increases of 4.9%.

"UPS is expected to release its rate increase for 2022 in the coming weeks. The two carriers have moved in lockstep with their annual price increases since at least 2010, according to Transportation Insight LLC, a supply-chain management and logistics firm."

The story notes that the higher-than-usual increase reflects how shipping companies are dealing with a moment in which demand for their services has soared, plus the impact of inflation.