Walmart, Kroger Raise Prices for BinaxNOW Rapid COVID-19 Tests Following ‘Significant Demand’
By foxnews.com // January 5, 2022
price increased from $14 to $19.98
(FOXNEWS.com) – Retail behemoths Walmart and Kroger have both raised the price for BinaxNOW rapid COVID-19 tests, following the expiration of an agreement with the Biden administration to sell the antigen self-test kits at cost.
In September, the two companies along with Amazon made a deal with the White House to sell the coronavirus tests made by Abbott Laboratories for $14 for 100 days, ending last month.
“The program ended in mid-December, and while other retailers increased prices in mid-December, Walmart held the $14.00 through the holidays before increasing the price,” a Walmart spokesperson told FOX Business in a statement. The cost of the tests are now at $19.98.
The company said that the tests are being sold in Walmart stores and online, but noted there are purchase limits in place due to “significant demand” for at-home coronavirus tests. The BinaxNOW tests are currently out of stock on Walmart.com.
A Kroger spokesperson confirmed to FOX Business that since fulfilling its commitment to the Biden administration “that pricing program has now phased out and retail pricing has been reinstated.” Kroger is selling the two-test kits for $23.99.
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