A hipster’s nightmare as avocado prices surge | The Daily Advertiser

IT’S enough to make a millennial cry.

Prices are soaring as demand for avocados has outweighed supply over the last month, causing a national shortage.

In one of Wagga’s big supermarket chains Hass avocados are being sold for $4 each, and in capital cities prices have risen to almost $8 each.

SUPPLY AND DEMAND: The high price of avocados has Wagga’s cafe owners wondering how to absorb the extra cost.

Lachlan Robinson, owner of the Trail Street Coffee Shop, has noticed the increase in pricing of avocados, a popular item on their menu. Mr Robinson said said that a trend was noticeable with pricing of avocados around this time of year.

Covering the increased price by increasing the cost on their menu items isn’t an option for the cafe as “there’s only a certain amount people will pay for it”.

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