Price Gouging

Customer Alleges ‘Fine Fare’ is Price Gouging Paper Towels and Toilet Paper

Posted April 20, 2020 at 5:00 am

Price gouging is apparently alive and well around downtown during the COVID-19 shutdown. A Lower East Side resident shopping at Fine Fare on Grand Street encountered sky-high prices for two products most in demand – paper towels and toilet paper. The customer shared images of his receipt and purchase on Twitter Saturday evening. It shows […]

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Hong Kong Supermarket in Chinatown Faces Nearly $70K in Fines for Repeat Price Gouging

Posted April 10, 2020 at 5:00 am

Three stores are facing prosecution from the city for alleged repeat price gouging during the COVID-19 outbreak, with violations totaling $101,500. Hong Kong Supermarket on Hester Street was cited for 139 violations of price gouging face masks, gloves, disinfect wipes and hand sanitizer. We reported on this escalated costs last month, and the story spread throughout the […]