Egg prices led Dollar Tree to remove cartons from shelves: Reports

THE high cost of eggs led Dollar Tree to remove the food from its shelves.

Dollar Tree has stopped selling eggs, the retail and grocery chain confirmed to multiple media outlets this week – pointing to continuing high egg prices.

In recent months, the price of eggs reached record levels. Costs have started to fall for consumers, with 6.7% drop in February, but egg prices are still up 55% over the past year. In February, producers saw a 38% annual increase in the cost of eggs, according to CNN.

Shoppers saw an average cost of $4.21 per carton for Grade A eggs in February, down from $4.82 in January, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In contrast, Grade A eggs cost about $2 a carton in February 2022.

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