Rising Prices cause Shorage of Helium Tanks in Local StoresGrand Forks, ND (WDAY TV) -- Grocery and party stores are having a hard time keeping helium tanks stocked.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Grocery and party stores are having a hard time keeping helium tanks stocked.
Hugo's has been dealing with a helium shortage since Valentine's Day, one of their busiest holidays.
The floral director at Hugo's says when there's a helium shortage, the priority for helium goes to hospitals, and welding businesses.
The price per balloon has only gone up a dollar, yet the price per tank -- has nearly doubled.
Maureen Sharpe, Hugo's Floral Director, says, "We did have signs posted for a while, that because of the shortage of helium and the large increase cost to us that this was a reason for our price increase."
Despite the price increase, stores have still had a successful graduation season.