By Jon Groza & Kyle Stroup
As the COVID-19 pandemic swept the country in the spring, consumer demand shifted. While grocery store shelves became barren, consumers looked to e-commerce marketplaces to purchase essential items such as personal protective equipment, necessary household items and sanitizers. But because demand had abruptly shifted, prices for those products shifted as well—with some products experiencing large increases in price. A consumer advocacy group released a report of the Amazon Marketplace price increases in the months since the pandemic… Read more.