“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump
There is really little connection between operating costs and end price, other than the operating cost creates a floor price. Companies typically don't price goods at the floor price because that would prohibit a profit. Generally companies price goods at what they feel is the profit maximizing price.
I see no reason why Walmart would chose to recoup the cost by increasing their price above the profit maximizing price, as that would necessarily result in lower profits, which of course would defeat the purpose.
But thanks for allowing me to give you my short version of my lecture on price theory.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.