A lawsuit filed last week in federal court accuses HEB of tripling the price of eggs after a state of emergency was declared in March, the Statesman reports. Seventeen other grocery chains were also named.

An HEB representative emailed Austonia this statement:


"H-E-B denies these meritless allegations. While producers' egg prices did dramatically increase, H-E-B often absorbs such price increases to protect Texans who need eggs. H-E-B lost money on eggs rather than passing the cost increases along to its customers. H-E-B is focused on the health and wellness of our Partners and customers during this pandemic. It is shameful that we have to deal with this baseless lawsuit, filed without even the barest of investigation into our prices. We will continue to focus our efforts on working around the clock to ensure that shelves remain stocked and Texans have access to the groceries they need at the low prices we are proud to offer all Texans."

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