Americans Believe Food Inflation is 22.8%, Nearly 10 Points Higher than Reality, dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker Finds

October 5, 2022 dunnhumby

Americans believe that food-at-home inflation has hit 22.8%, 9.7 points higher than the 13.1% annual rate reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics according to the latest dunnhumby Consumer Trends Tracker (CTT) released today. The perceived rate of food inflation is 5.1% higher than the dunnhumby Consumer Pulse report from February 2022, just after Ukraine was invaded. The dunnhumby study also found that the impact of food inflation varies widely by geography and demographics.

North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council Launches Initiative to Reduce Super-Polluting Supermarket Refrigerant Leaks

The North American Sustainable Refrigeration Council (NASRC), a 501(c)(3) environmental nonprofit working to advance climate-friendly natural refrigerants in supermarkets, today announced its publication of a free leak reduction guide outlining the significant sources of refrigerant leaks in existing systems. Using data gathered by NASRC supermarket members, the document proposes equipment specification measures for new refrigeration systems to minimize leaks and reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions.

Greg McNiff Promoted to Stater Bros. Markets Chief Operating Officer

October 5, 2022 Stater Bros. Markets

Stater Bros. Markets is extremely pleased to announce the promotion of Greg McNiff to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO), effective immediately. In this position, he will lead the company’s Marketing, Retail, and Distribution Departments and report to Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Pete Van Helden. In addition to his new role as COO, McNiff will remain as the company’s president and continue to serve on its Executive Leadership Team.

Refrigeration Leader InterCool Receives Additional Investment from RF Investment Partners

October 5, 2022 InterCool USA

RF Investment Partners (“RF”), a provider of structured growth capital, is pleased to announce an additional strategic investment in commercial and industrial refrigeration leader InterCool USA, LLC. RF’s initial investment in InterCool was in June 2019, with subsequent capital infusions which have led to accelerated growth and its leadership position in the industry.