Afternoon Coffee: Wholesale Prices Rise in May, US Consumer Sentiment Up in June Kaitlyn McAvoy - June 12, 2015 12:14 PM | Categories: Afternoon Coffee | Tags: General News A rise in fuel costs helped push up prices of wholesale goods in the US during May by 0.5%, according to the Labor Department. US consumer sentiment saw a boost at the start of June, thanks in part to the strongest personal finance prospects since 2007. The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan’s index registered at 94.6 for early June – a jump from last month’s 90.7. US consumers also are becoming increasingly concerned with animal welfare and want grocery store companies to work with food suppliers who treat animals humanely. A new study shows 21% of consumers say they most care about animal welfare when it comes to groceries. Red Herring recently released the top 100 technology companies in North America – some of the winners are those included in the Spend Matters 2015 Almanac, too. Check out the full list. SIGN UP for the Spend Matters newsletter Dirty Rotten Spendrels Discuss this: Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.