7-Eleven provides free water in Florida after accused of price-gouging

7-Eleven provides free water in Florida after accused of price-gouging
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Some 7-Eleven locations in Florida are offering free cases of bottled water after Florida’s Attorney General office reported thousands of calls about price-gouging at stores across the state.

HuffPost reports that 7-Eleven’s corporate office has authorized 1,600 cases of bottled water to be sent to three Florida stores to be distributed for free after Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi told CNBC her office was receiving 100 calls per hour about price-gouging at 7-Eleven locations as well as other stores in the state.

“That’s over 100 an hour,” Bondi said in an interview with CNBC. “It’s been unbelievable. We are out in the field all over this state so people can have the fuel that they need, essential commodities such as water, etc.”

Some Florida residents posted evidence of the alleged price-gouging on social media, shaming the chain…

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