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Company Settles Price Gouging Lawsuit With Eggs

By: Ally Mitchell
Posted: April 6, 2021 10:00

1.2 Million eggs

Gas prices go up and down. The real estate market fluctuates. The cost of lumber has seen a significant rise. Food prices also go up. What should not happen though, is a company taking advantage of a pandemic and price gouging army bases in the states. One of the state's largest egg produces has decided to settle a pandemic price gouging lawsuit, brought on by the state's attorney general, by sending over 1 million free eggs to New York food banks, homeless shelters and soup kitchens.

Now, how much price gauging was actually done? The attorney general states that Hillandale Farms systematically gouged grocery stores and military bases during the pandemic by raising prices as much as five-fold. A carton priced as little as 59 cents in January 2020 was then priced at $2.93 a dozen by the height of the pandemic. 

West Point (Military Academy) was charged 84 cents a carton in January 2020 and by April the same year was being charged $3.15. 

The full story can be found here.

It has been over a year since the start of this global pandemic. Since then, have you seen any drastic increase in prices around Westman? 


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