Dollar Tree pauses egg sales as prices climb

Dollar Tree pauses egg sales as prices climb

Dollar Tree announced late Tuesday that it will stop selling eggs in its stores, according to Reuters, as prices for essential groceries continue to rise due to ongoing inflation hitting grocery shoppers.

The discounter is a key destination for shoppers across the United States and Canada, many of whom often shop on a budget and rely on its great prices for everyday groceries. According to Reuters, Dollar Tree expects to stock up on eggs in all of its stores later this year.

The retailer also announced back in 2021 that it would increase its prices from $1 to $1.25 as it planned to reintroduce some products in its stores that were discontinued due to the $1 restrictions.

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Amid already rising prices, egg prices hit a record high in January due to an outbreak of bird flu, but fell 6.7 percent last month, according to Labor Department data. Now that Easter is just around the corner, the price of eggs is 55.4 percent higher than a year ago.

Still, rising inflation continues to hit consumers’ pockets in key categories, especially grocery.

The Hill has reached out to Dollar Tree for comment.

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