Egg Price Rise: Hillendale Farms Overcharges Customers During COVID Pandemic

Egg Price Rise: Hillendale Farms Overcharges Customers During COVID Pandemic

NEW YORK (WABC) – New York Attorney General Letitia James struck a deal with an egg farmer accused of overcharging customers during the pandemic. Thursday James announced the delivery of 1.2 million ‘eggs, which will be distributed to food banks in New York.
The eggs are part of a settlement with Hillandale Farms, one of the nation’s largest food distributors.READ ALSO | Neighbors angered by the sound of mysterious howls from Brooklyn’s luxury skyscrapers

A lawsuit has claimed Hillandale illegally slashed the price of eggs during the height of the pandemic last year.

Customers paid almost four times the normal price for eggs in some supermarkets because of the price hike.

“Prices for a carton of eggs in January 2020 were 59 cents to $ 1.10, then in April 2020 those prices were up to $ 2.93 for the same carton of eggs in some stores,” James said. .

Hillandale is said to have raised the prices of more than 4 million cartons of eggs in New York stores.

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