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Walmart, Kroger Raise Covid-Test Prices as Biden Deal Ends (1)

Jan. 4, 2022, 9:42 PM

Walmart Inc. and Kroger Co. are boosting the price of a popular at-home Covid-19 test after a deal with the White House to sell the kits at cost expired.

The price of BinaxNOW tests at Walmart is rising to $19.88 this week from $14, the company said in an email Tuesday. Kroger said it reinstated “retail pricing” after completing the three-month commitment to President Joe Biden’s administration. The grocer now lists a price of $23.99 on its website. Each pack includes two tests.

Walmart said it retained the lower price during the holidays even after the expiration of the ...

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