Cheap South Dakota, Minnesota, & Iowa Store Stops Selling Eggs
Going to the grocery store can feel like a job. We do what we can to find the best deals in town, and the bill is still over $200. Inflation bites and one nationwide convenience store is trying its best to keep costs low for its customers. Unfortunately, this store chain can no longer carry a popular product due to costs.
Dollar Tree stores in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa sell products to its customers that are usually inflation-friendly. However, the cost of eggs has been skyrocketing for months. Officials with Dollar Tree say it's tough to sell eggs at a low price when they are so expensive.
Dollar Tree say it's tough to sell eggs at a low price
Multiple news sources like Consumer Affairs and CNN are reporting Dollar Tree will stop selling eggs...for now. The article from Consumer Affairs explains "a bad outbreak of avian flu that started almost a year ago sent egg prices soaring." The average egg price for a dozen Grade A large eggs was $4.21 in February. Since the rise of inflation, Dollar Tree was forced to raise its prices from $1.00 to $1.25. Eggs were even selling for $1.25 a carton.
So why is Dollar Tree temporarily not selling eggs?
Simply put, Dollar Tree is losing money. The article from CNN states, "Most retailers have raised egg prices on customers to adjust for higher costs, but Dollar Tree doesn't have as much flexibility to raise prices." When prices for eggs slow down, Dollar Tree will bring eggs back to its shelves. But it won't be in time for the Easter Bunny.
I don't know about you, but I had no idea that Dollar Tree sold eggs. However, it's good to hear that Dollar Tree is trying its best to keep products affordable for its customers.