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Prices For Kosher Will be Rising

Kosher industry experts are saying the higher minimum wage is already leading to rising prices in kosher restaurants and supermarkets. Full Story

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#Rumor
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#Rumor

I heard a rumor that a new kosher supermarket will be opening in Crown Heights

Only kosher
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Only kosher

Won’t this affect everyone, foodwise or not?
I’ve already heard of women’s who were happily making $15/hr who are threatening a walkout unless they get a raise because now they will be making the same as totally unskilled workers.

Did it occur to owners to take less profit?
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Did it occur to owners to take less profit?

All industries are doing this .. both in the frum belt and beyond could take less profit than trying to absorb the cost to the customers!

Mother
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Mother

The groceries in CH have been going up non-stop. They slowly add on 5 cents and 10 cents per item and it never stops until one day you realize the same item you paid 5.99 for is now 8.99. Frozen fish rolls (all brands) went from 3.99 to 7.49 in a few years. So guess what. Don’t buy anymore!

Take less profit
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Take less profit

Please study economics. Profits are not guaranteed. Investors are willing to risk time and capital for the prospect of profits. If the profits go down, but the risk remains the same, then investments go down and the industry shrinks.

Capitalist
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Capitalist

Groceries continue to go up in CH more so here than other places in Brooklyn because there is little to no competition. Shop in Boro Park if you can you will save money.

lol
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lol

it will lead to more automation and fewer people having a job

Future
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Future

Many companies already have replaced humans with machines and it will continue to rise. (Even banks).

If the waiters are already making 15/hr
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If the waiters are already making 15/hr

Then NO more tipping in restaurants

Solution
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Solution

Hire fewer people, rely more on automation

This proves minimum wage laws do not help
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This proves minimum wage laws do not help

Of course the costs of living must rise and then the minimum wage will be back to being too low to live on.
So then they protest for it to get higher then the cost of goods and services rise again in an endless cycle (or at least till everything is automated and no one has any jobs, anymore).

I’ll have to agree with comment 11
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I’ll have to agree with comment 11

Raising minimum wage only raises the cost of living and the cost of living rising raises minimum wage ‘tis a vicious cycle.
I wonder what the solution is

Grateful We left
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Grateful We left

Come to CA where kosher food is exorbitant and usually miles away. Solution. Except for basics, dairy and meat etc we buy more fruit and vegetables and no prepared foods. Healthier and cheaper. We both lost weight and feel great. Why support the kosher food industry that raises costs for no reason ? Minimum wage is no excuse for price gouging.

We are also grateful you left
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We are also grateful you left

Please explain how increase in minimum wage is no excuse to raise prices?
If prices stay the same while expenses rise, obviously profits are lower, which makes talented capable people not interested in running a business which serves you. there will not be qualified and capable people running a proper business and will get you to complain again about something else.
Educate yourself before assuming there’s no reason to increase prices.
Example,
If it costs you $100 to get to work and you get paid $100 for the shift, would you still be willing to go to work?

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