Millions of birds died. Eggs now charge almost 50% more.
Egg rates have increased by almost 50% in the past year
after a recent outbreak of bird flu affected tens of millions of laying hens
prices overall are up 49 percent in one year, with
some Michigan consumers paying more than $5 a dozen
prices overall are up 49 percent in one year, with some
Michigan consumers paying more than $5 a dozen
“That's the highest boom in any class of individual meals in the
grocery store. It's pretty tough when you see the price of those going up,
Customers are feeling the pain of high egg prices more than other
groceries because they are a "recognized fare object
Ortega says that like a gallon or milk or a loaf
of bread, humans recognize the price of eggs once they go to the store.
“That's something shoppers are noticing and may
adjust their buying behavior to compensate,” he said.
A reported outbreak of relatively contagious bird flu swept the world
last year, with major US egg manufacturers dumping thousands upon thousands of bird
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