Britain's egg crisis deepens as consumers continue to endure spiraling shortages .
Britain's egg crisis is deepening as buyers
hold on to cope with shortages and spiraling costs.
Some packs are almost double what they were a
year ago, and in many stores they really aren't available, especially supermarkets in big cities.
In the last month alone, a third of the eggs for sale in the nine largest
supermarkets increased in price, according to grocer magazine.
That noted a round of price hikes in
November, when shortages were first noted in stores.
The biggest boom over the last month
became six percent. For free-range eggs at Asda, up 18 pence to £1.95
Egg suppliers said availability should improve this month as
demand tends to increase during the holiday season.
However, supply increases to stem shortages will take t
hree months to allow suppliers to ramp up output,
the head of Britain's loose egg
manufacturers association Robert Gooch said.
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