Parent Company Of Albertsons, Safeway, Other Grocery Stores Pledges To Source Only Cage-Free Eggs By 2025

The cage-free eggs bandwagon has been rolling around the U.S. for some time now, and it shows no signs of stopping yet. Today, the parent company of Albertsons, Safeway, and other grocery chains announced that it will be working with suppliers to achieve a goal of sourcing only eggs from cage-free hens by 2025.

Albertsons Companies says it’s among the first and is the largest in the conventional retail grocery sector to make such a pledge. The company cites its “ongoing commitment to animal welfare” as well as “customer buying habits” as the reason for the switch.

“We take our commitment to providing responsibly sourced products seriously, and that responsibility extends naturally into ensuring our suppliers uphold humane animal welfare practices,” said Shane Sampson, Chief Marketing & Merchandising Officer in a press release.

Along with its namesake store and Safeway, grocery chains under the Albertsons umbrella include: Vons, Jewel-Osco, Shaw’s, Acme, Tom Thumb, Randalls, United Supermarkets, Pavilions, Star Market, and Carrs.