Transitory, brief and fleeting are no longer adjectives that can be used to describe the current state of inflation affecting the economy. This news is reflected in recent statements by the Federal Reserve, as authorities indicate inflation will remain like a houseguest that overstays his or her welcome into 2022. Unfortunately, this means both shoppers and businesses will witness higher prices over a longer period, but the food industry remains committed to supporting grocery shoppers.
Food industry workers have been a vital component of ensuring Americans have access to safe, nutritious and affordable food as well as other consumer products that have been indispensable to pandemic response. Fortunately, the federal government has once again prioritized the health and safety of our industry’s workers by announcing they are eligible to receive Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 booster shots.