inflation drives up the cost of all types of food, but no more than eggs. A deadly outbreak of bird flu—exacerbated by rising feed and energy costs CNN business—has shut down the egg supply and driven up the prices of the kitchen staple.
The average retail price of eggs is now a staggering $4.25 per dozen, according to the latest figures from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, updated just this week. That’s an increase of over 18% since November and a whopping 137% over the past year.
“Last year the national average for a dozen eggs was under $2—now people are shelling out twice, even triple,” according to NBC today Correspondent Emilie Ikeda reported Thursday, pointing to a box priced at $5.39. “And if you want organic eggs, you have to be prepared to cough up some more.” Ikeda went on to highlight numerous complaints on social media about the high prices and empty shelves, including a Twitter poster that noted: ” Looks like eggs are the new toilet paper.”
However, some stores manage to keep their egg prices lower than others.
A new survey of US supermarkets by the US sun found the lowest egg prices at Trader Joe’s: $2.99 for a dozen of the specialty retailer’s cage-free Grade A Large White Eggs. That is 50% cheaper than other grocery stores, noisy Sun, where Publix and HEB sites charged $5.97 and $6.16 per dozen, respectively. the Sun Note that prices may vary by location.
After reading about these relatively affordable eggs, ETNT! drove to our local TJ’s in Brooklyn to see if the SunThe coverage of continues. We actually found a few eggs for $2.99, but they were only half a dozen. A full dozen of Trader Joe’s Large Cage-Free Brown Eggs is $3.49. That’s still a lot lower than the national average, but slightly more in line with other nearby retailers.
We found out last week Whole Foods charges $3.39 for a dozen of its 365 brand large brown eggs. Nearby Aldi and Walmart locations, meanwhile, charged $4.35 and $4.56 per dozen for their most basic varieties.
However, we found a dozen eggs for less than $3 in Brooklyn, but not at Trader Joe’s– these were discovered Costco. Our local warehouse club charged a fee $14.69 for his massive 60-egg jumbo case last week, which works out to $2.94 per dozen. However, the store had a limited supply, limiting customers to only purchase two packages at a time.
Best advice: As with most things, shop around to find the lowest price in your area.
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