Costco Executive Points To Record Sales Of Cage-Free Eggs As Evidence Of Progress

In another round of the ongoing tug-of-war between Costco and its customers, one executive at the wholesale store is holding up its sales numbers as evidence that it’s making progress toward selling entirely cage-free eggs.

Despite the fact that Costco promised in 2007 that it’d a completely cage-free operation, the company has yet to set a date for when that’ll happen. That’s ticked off some customers — including famous folks like Brad Pitt, Ryan Gosling and Bill Maher — who want Costco to set a firm deadline.

Costco Vice President Craig Wilson is the guy who made that promise, and he’s still not ready to set a date.

“There’s no question I said that but I was very clear that we will work with our producers on this and it will take time,” he told Fox Business. “We are still not ready to give a time frame or schedule.”

But that doesn’t mean the company isn’t working on it, he adds, pointing out that Costco sold a record amount of cage-free eggs this year.

“In 2015, we sold 2.9 billion eggs and 763 million of them were cage-free. That’s 26% of our total sales,” he told Fox Business. “When you look at those numbers you can see where Costco is and look at the progress we have made.”

In comparison, in 2006, Costco sold 1.6 billion eggs and only 34 million were cage-free.

“That’s only 2%,” he adds. “We’re the largest seller of cage-free eggs in the world and we’ve been working on this for a long time.”

Costco Sells Record Amount of Cage-Free Eggs Despite Feud [Fox Business]

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