A panic-induced run on eggs, coupled with a shortage of truck drivers to deliver fresh inventory, means they’ll be more expensive, and in shorter supply this year.

In these days of self-isolation and quarantine, most Americans are resigned to smaller, if any, Easter celebrations. When church services and family gatherings are cancelled, little holiday rituals, like coloring eggs with the kids, become more important. But with the pandemic-induced run on eggs in the past weeks, and many retail cases still mostly empty, will there even be any eggs to dye?

Last year, Americans consumed almost 3 billion eggs at Easter, and while many producers have released their Easter inventories early to meet the spike in demand of the last two weeks, industry experts claim the 2020 situation is fluid.

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